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Stop The Presses!! Chocolate Could Prevent Obesity!!!

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So... chocolate can prevent obesity? GIVE US ALL THE CHOCOLATE NOW!!! RAWR!!!

What if we told you eating chocolate could actually be GOOD for you??

Would you run straight to imagination land and eat Willy Wonka's entire factory? Wait right there… don't go devouring all the chocolate you can find… it's all about moderation.

Scientists have found that chocolate can not only help prevent obesity but it can also help prevent

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Are Juice Cleanses Also For Kids? Find Out How Some Parents Are Letting Their Children In On The Dietary Craze!

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Should kids really be trying juice cleanses?

We're all for healthy youngsters, but we're not sure that we're 100% sold on this idea.

Juice cleanses have become increasingly popular for people who are looking to lose a few pounds, but apparently they're not just for adults anymore as some parents are actually letting their kiddies try the dietary craze!

The health benefits of the controversial fasting method are still up in the air, but founder of Rawpothecary, Stephanie Walczak argues they

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Atkins-Style Diets Can Do More Than Help You Lose Weight! Find Out How They Can Help Your Mental Health HERE!

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In addition to helping you lose weight, low carb diets can help your mental health!

We've all heard the health benefits of low carb Atkins-style diets and how they can help you drop a few pounds!

But did you know they can also be good for your brain??

New research has shown the Ketogenic diet (as similar low carb, high protein diet) has shown signs of helping fight the symptoms of depression and even

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St. Paddy's Day Teams Up With Science To Give Us The Best News: BEER IS GOOD FOR YOU!

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Turn down, for what?!

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and the green beer is already flowing, but before you decline your pint, there are actually some great health benefits you can get from the nectar of the gods beverage.

We already told you how it

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When I make my morning smoothies, I add Barleans Lignan Flaxseed Oil for my daily dose of “cholesterol-happy” omega-3 fatty acids. I like this brand because it has been cold-pressed in an expeller to retain all of the beneficial nutrients. You can also try their Lignan Flax Capsules for the same awesome health benefits.

- Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and founder of Authentic Self Wellness, Margaux J. Rathbun

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Texas School Offers 100% Vegan Dinning Hall

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Ugh, Jealous!

The University of North Texas is saying FU to the freshman 15 with an all-vegan dinning hall! This'll give our vegan friend Ellen DeGeneres something to dance over!!

UNT's bitch'n dinning hall is called "Mean Greens"! Cute right??

The Mean Greens page on the university website says:

“Vegan dining is not just for vegans but for all who seek to eat a balanced diet that offers a host of health benefits. In addition to tasting good and being good for you; vegan dining is sustainable and helps to reduce our carbon footprint which is good for the earth.”

We checked out Mean Green's menu, and everything sounds nastygood!!

Why can't they open a dinning hall for us here in El Lay??

[image via UNT]

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Having A Pet Can Benefit Your Health

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There are so many benefits to having a pet.

And now, psychologists say that there are emotional benefits to having a pet. So much so, that the benefits can be equal to human friendships.

217 people answered a questionnaire asking about self-esteem, loneliness, illness, depression, and activity level. Of those questionnaires, 56 dog owners had identical answers in part one in which their pets "complemented rather than competed" with human friends. These owners had the greatest emotional returns.

The study says:

"In fact … we repeatedly observed evidence that people who enjoyed greater benefits from their pets also were closer to other important people in their lives and received more support from them, not less."

Pet owners also experienced greater physical fitness and exercise and this is because researchers say:

"Belongingness is considered a central need for people. If pets are 'psychologically close' to their owner, they may provide well-being benefits for the owner just like any other person."

If this totally inspired you to get a pet, go to your local shelter and adopt and reap all the benefits of loving a pet!

[Image via WENN / Grace Chon / Shine Pet Photos.]

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