5 health benefits of fresh herbs (1/5)

Boost flavour and your health by adding fresh herbs to food. Here's how rosemary, parsley, peppermint, oregano and thyme benefit your health

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Boost brainpower with rosemary

Here’s a great reason to keep a pot of fragrant rosemary in your kitchen: Recently, scientists at the Brain, Performance and Nutrition Research Centre in the U.K. reported that having higher blood levels of one of this herb’s main chemical compounds—absorbed from its aroma—was linked to the speed and accuracy of study participants’ cognitive performance. The higher the level of the compound in the blood, the better the outcome.

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News: Dieting just two days per week could help you lose weight

If your biggest obstacle to weight loss is consistency, you’re in luck. British researchers found that women who gave up carbs for just two days a week lost more weight than women who restricted their daily caloric intake to around 1,500 calories per day.The researchers randomly assigned 115 women, all of whom were overweight or […]

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Pasta, Veggie & Blue Cheese Salad

This salad can easily be made with gluten-free pasta as well. If fresh peas are available, buy two (or more!) bags and freeze the extra for future use. They’re delicious in season and can be added to many recipes. Blue cheese varies in taste intensity by brand; a simple way to tell if it’s really strong is to sniff the package.

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5 commonly overused medications

Do you reach for a bottle of pills at the first sign that something’s wrong? Here, an expert weighs in on the most commonly overused medications

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5 summer beauty essentials

Pack your bag: Makeup and hair artist David Goveia suggests five beauty essentials to go with your sunscreen