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While eating raw vegetables is very healthy for your heart, research has found that steamed vegetables do an even better job battling bad cholesterol. Steamed veggies are great at binding with bile acids, reducing how much are excreted into your body. This means more LDL cholesterol stays in your liver to make more bile and […]

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Noun: Doxology  (dahk-SAH-luh-jee) Definition: A usually liturgical expression of praise to God Sample sentence: The church service typically concludes with the congregation singing a short doxology.

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You can drop your risk of developing any type of cancer by 10 to 15% by simply staying active. Research has found that people who keep their bodies busy throughout the day were able to reduce their chances of several different types of cancer. This doesn’t just mean exercise – any daily activity like cleaning […]

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Anyone who cuts off the crusts of their bread from their sandwich is actually missing out on the most nutritious part of their meal. Research has found that dark brown bread crust can contain as much as six times as many antioxidants that the rest of the slice of bread. Be sure to choose the […]

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Adjective: Ambidextrous  (am-bih-DEK-strus) Definition: 1. Capable of using both hands with equal ease. 2. Unusually skillful: versatile. 3. Characterized by duplicity: double-dealing. Sample sentence: Jensen, a right handed athlete, quickly began to teach himself to be ambidextrous in order to become a more valuable team member.

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A recent study found that by watching your weight, not smoking, walking every day, and eating your fruits, veggies, and grains, you can reduce your risk of heart disease by 78%! In fact, following just one of those rules will have a positive impact on your health. But why aim so low? Go for the […]

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Noun: Boulevardier  (bull-uh-vahr-DYAY) Definition: A frequenter of the Parisian boulevards; broadly:  a man-about-town. Sample sentence: Trevor fancies himself something of a boulevardier, and he appears in the newspaper’s society pages often enough that the label seems apt.

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Almonds have been found to be a great way to help improve your cholesterol levels. Not only that, almonds also make the really bad cholesterol-LDL-much less likely to oxidize, something that can lead to blocked arteries. So add a handful of almonds each day to your cholesterol reducing diet and keep LDL in check.

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Verb: Convelesce  (kahn-vuh-LESS) Definition: To recover health and strength gradually after sickness or weakness Sample sentence:  The athlete will have to convelesce from her recent injury at least three weeks before she returns to her training schedule.

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Adjective: Fuliginous  (fyoo-LIJ-uh-nus) Definition: 1. Sooty, obscure or murky. 2. Having a dark or dusky color. Sample sentence: Theo’s journalism professor encouraged him to eschew fuliginous prose in favor of simple, straightforward language.

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