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Every culture has its secrets for helping people stay slim. Here are 17 unusual weight-loss tips from around the world

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Losing weight around the world

Just about every culture has some custom that can help people lose weight. For example, if you dine out in Europe, a waiter generally sets a bottle of mineral water on your table. But at restaurants here in Canada, you often have to request water and, as a result, you may end up having pop or other drinks high in calories instead. Or you might have one more glass of wine or beer than you would if you were alternating sips with water. Here’s our collection of clever tips from 17 countries—call it an international healthy eating plan that can help us all.

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Nutrition: This nut is even healthier than we thought

  Almonds are the most nutrient-dense tree nut, and serve as an excellent source of vitamin E and magnesium. They’re also a good source of calcium, protein and fibre. Now, a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) has found that whole almonds have approximately 20 percent fewer calories than originally thought. […]

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Friday marks the first night of New Year celebrations for our Jewish readers’and the beginning of serious over-eating season for my family. See, we celebrate the High Holidays (and birthdays and anniversaries and 20-percent-off sales) by getting together and consuming an abundance of traditional foods. It’s fun and I wouldn’t trade my cousin Stephen’s deep-fried […]

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Seafood Paella

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Healthy Pumpkin Cupcakes

Ingredients1 1/2 cups (375 mL) whole wheat flour1/2 cup (125 mL) SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda1 tsp (5 mL) ground cinnamon1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground nutmeg1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground cloves1 egg1 3/4 cup (430 mL) canned pumpkin1/2 cup (125 mL) […]