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Source: University of California, Berkeley

Canola oil has been called both the “world’s healthiest cooking oil” and a “poison.” Obviously there is much misunderstanding and misinformation out there about it…. Is canola oil “toxic,” as many people warn?

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Source: Harvard University

Many popular workouts that aim to strengthen your arms, legs, and abs give short shrift to many of the muscles that form your body’s core (the group of muscles that form the sturdy central link connecting your upper and lower body). Strong core muscles are essential to improving performance in almost any sport — and are the secret to sidestepping debilitating back pain.

If you haven’t been working your core muscles regularly — or if you challenge yourself with a new set of exercises — expect to feel a little soreness as you get used to your new routine.

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Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

When it comes to exercise, what’s better for your body if you’re at risk for diabetes or heart disease? High intensity routines or long lower intensity sessions? The answer according to a new study? It depends on your health goals.

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What you should spend

April 9, 2015

Source: Iowa State University Extension & Outreach

Calculate your food budget. Use this family-friendly calculator to see if you have a healthy food budget. Use the calculator to get an estimate based on the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Low-Cost Food Plan.

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