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While every human needs fat and cholesterol to survive, it is the type of fat that is critical, not how much you consume. Trans fats (found in fried food and many highly processed foods) and excess saturated fats can promote unhealthy cholesterol and fuel chronic inflammation. Healthy fats, such as omega-3 fats, monounsaturated fats (found […]

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Noun: Frisson (free-SAWN) Definition: A brief moment of emotional excitement: shudder, thrill. Sample sentence: The emotionally-charged scene adds a frisson of tension to the play’s final act.

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Adjective: Fungible (FUN-juh-bul) Definition: 1. Being of such a nature that one part or quantity may be replaced by another equal part or quantity in the satisfaction of an obligation. 2. Interchangeable. 3. Flexible. Sample sentence: Since fruits and vegetables are regarded as fungible in this diet, you are allowed a total of five servings […]

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Are you looking out for your heart health this summer? Intense heat can actually be a risk factor for heart attacks and other cardiovascular events; it causes a deadly combination of dehydration and inflammation that can clog arteries and block circulation to vital organs, including your heart. Staying well-hydrated and taking natural anti-inflammatory supplements can […]

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When researchers at Kent State University compared the health of students with smartphones to others without these gadgets, they found measurable, negative effects. The study shows that access to a smartphone destroys physical fitness. The researchers found that despite the mobility of smartphones, high use contributes to less physical activity, more sitting around, weight gain […]

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Noun: Booboisie (boob-wah-ZEE) Definition: The general public regarded as consisting of boobs or those who care too much about things and too little about ideas and art. Sample sentence: When it came to planning for the new fine arts center, the committee found that there’s no dumbing down for the booboisie.

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Drug dealers who give harmful substances to kids have nothing on food companies. Research shows that food manufacturers marketing fatty junk food to children have learned how to elicit brain responses that may hook kids for life on low-nutrition foods that ruin their health. The rate of childhood obesity has tripled during the past three […]

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Adjective: Nary (NAIR-ee) Definition: Not any, not one. Sample sentence: I must have my book back after you read it as I have nary other copy.

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Combat a yen for sugar by following a Chinese medicine approach: Eat foods such as endive, radicchio, cooked greens, and olives.

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Noun: Esplanade (ESS-pluh-nahd) Definition: A level open stretch of paved or grassy ground; especially, one designed for walking or driving along a shore. Sample sentence: The whole length of the esplanade was full of people who had secured prime viewing spots for the Pioneer Days fireworks show.

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