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Need Pickles In A Hurry? Try Quick Pickling!

Filed under: Etc.FoodAdviceMariko Amekodommo

Everybody loves pickles, right?!

Right! And even if you're screaming no at your computer screen, don't worry, you can pickle just about any veggie!

That's exactly what Mariko plans to show us how to do in this new video!

There are some inneresting new spices in her recipe and she pickles some veggies we never would've thought to pickle.

What pickling secrets await us? Guess you'll have to just watch the video (above) and learn all about quick pickling!

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3 Healthy Spices To Add To Your Food This Thanksgiving

Filed under: Exclusives!FoodMargaux J. RathbunNutrition

Thanksgiving is usually associated with (over)stuffing our faces, which usually means lots and lots of calories. FitPerez nutritionist Margaux J. Rathbun is here to remind us that a holiday feast can offer our bodies some nourishment too!

Depending on the ingredients your recipes include, a Thanksgiving meal can be packed with beneficial nutrients for your body!

Check out the video above to learn about the three most commonly used spices during the holiday season — cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg — and why they're a healthy addition to any recipe!

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10 Spices That Will Help Your Weight Loss!

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10 Spices

You might not know this, but, there are some spices out there that help out with weight loss!

Awesome, right??

Unfortunately, one of them isn't sugar. Though, that's not a spice. Just sayin'.

Here are 10 of them:

Ginseng: Speed up your metabolism and give yourself an energy boost!

Cayenne Pepper: Boost the efficiency of your metabolism!

Cinnamon: It reduces blood sugar and LDL cholesterol WHILE helping the metabolism!

Black Pepper: Pretty much in any household, it can improve digestion, it also helps burn fat at a faster rate. 'In fact, black pepper can "potentially burn as many calories as walking for 20 minutes."'

Dandelions: This one actually slows digestion while it cleanses your body… making you feel fuller, longer!

Mustard: Can speed up the metabolism by 25%!

Turmeric: Breaks down fat, helps metabolism. ALSO, can reduce chances of diabetes.

Ginger: Removes toxins, suppresses appetite, and helps digestion!

Cardamom: Metabolism, lowers saturated fat, healthy digestion!

Cumin: Boosts production of energy and helps your immune system! 'It may also help those with asthma, arthritis, kidney disease and colon cancer, according to some research.'

So if you're a fan of flavor, and want to help your health, spice it up!!

All of these can be found easily, so there's no excuse!

Happy eating! Good luck!

[Image via AP Images.]

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