Kiera Butler

9 Ways to Eat Better Without Really Trying

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Why You Should Stop Eating Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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Is Your Dentist Ripping You Off?

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Which Cut of Meat Is Least Likely to Make You Sick?

Every time you eat, you're rolling the germ dice. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 6 Americans contracts a foodborne illness annually; 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die. Pathogens from meat kill more people than those from any other food group. A CDC study found that between 1998 and 2008, contaminated meat was responsible for 29 percent of all deaths from foodborne illness (23 percent of deaths were from produce, 15 percent from dairy and eggs, and 6.4 percent from fish and shellfish).

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The Ailments Bacon Can Cure

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Raw Sugar Is Hyped as a Healthier Alternative to Refined, But It's Exactly the Same

Along with plain white refined sugar, most hip coffee shops now offer "raw" sugar. I usually go with raw: The golden crystals and brown paper packets somehow make me think it's more wholesome than the conventional white stuff, which, as highlighted in a previous Mother Jones investigation, many scientists now believe is far worse for you than the industry would have us think.

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10 Most Horrifically Unhealthy Cereals

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