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There’s a Cheetos-themed restaurant in New York. Here’s why it’s worth the visit

A Cheetos-themed restaurant, helmed by celebrity chef Anne Burrell, is set to open in New York next week that will serve everything from Cheetos-crusted deep-fried pickles, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos mac-and-cheese, and Cheetos-crusted cheesecake. For three days, a cloud of cheesy, orange-colored dust will hang over a pop-up dubbed The Spotted Cheetah in New York, where the snack food with a cult following will be reinvented as hot meals by celebrity chef Burrell. It’s not the first time Cheetos have appeared on a restaurant menu. Last year, Burger King debuted Mac…

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5 Habits Worth Cultivating in 2017, According to a Dietitian

Whether you make formal New Year’s resolutions or not, the changing of the calendar often leads to contemplating what changes we might like to see in our lives. On the nutrition front, these are my top five picks for habits worth cultivating in 2017. Cook more Creating and serving even the simplest of meals is a profound way of caring for yourself and your loved ones. Homemade meals tend to be more healthful than ones you purchase, because when you cook from scratch, you know exactly what you’re eating. That…

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5 healthy food trends worth trying

Throughout my career I’ve seen a lot of food trends emerge and evolve. Some-like clean eating and the growth in organics-have been awesome, while others, like processed, fat-free, sugar free, diet foods, have been downright dreadful. Fortunately, most of the current “it foods” are pretty amazing, with an overall emphasis on getting back to basics and tapping into natural health benefits. Here are five of my favorite currently in fashion, and how to include them into your eating repertoire. Seeds I am a huge fan of nuts-I eat them daily…

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Power Yoga: Is it Really Worth the Hype?

In the words of Yogacharya Anoop of the Chaitanya Foundation, the traditional form of yoga focuses on correcting and strengthening the nervous system in order to benefit the body. Edit out the pauses, the breaks and trim down the necessity to hold a posture and you get Power Yoga. The practice entails doing asanas back-to-back, without stopping. “The traditional form of yoga requires you to focus on breathing and holding a posture for a number of breaths. This not only affects the nervous system but has an impact on your…

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Some Breastfeeding Advice Worth Ditching: US Task Force

A review of scientific evidence on breastfeeding out today found that some long-held advice is worth ditching, including that babies should avoid pacifiers and moms should breastfeed exclusively in the first days after birth. Individual interventions to help expectant and new moms breastfeed are still recommended, but systematic or hospital-wide policies tend to show little benefit, said the report by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), an independent panel of experts. The benefits of breastfeeding include providing optimal nutrition and an immune system boost for babies, while helping mothers…

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Is The Pain Of High-Intensity Intervals Worth The Gain? That May Be Up To You

My first Orangetheory class started with several short bursts of running on a treadmill and ended in the same place, with a minute of hard running followed by another of all-out effort. In between heart-thumping intervals on the treadmill and a rowing machine, there were multiple rounds of squats, weights, side-crunches and more. After an hour, I was dripping in sweat and, according to my instructor, Natalie, poised to burn fat for hours afterward. It’s an enticing claim that has become increasingly trendy thanks to a variety of apps, trainers…

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