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The Health Benefits of Fermented Foods

Fermentation has been been popular across cultures for centuries, but in the last few years fermented foods have been making a comeback in the U.S. Should you believe the hype?

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Fruits and Vegetables Reaching Peak Ripeness in Summer

The abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables at their peak ripeness during these warm months makes it easy to eat your way to better health.

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Oklahoma Favorite Foods Made Healthier: Pecan Pie

People with chronic pain face a serious decision when considering a long-term pain medication plan.

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The Skinny on Fat

Our understanding of the role fat plays in our diets continues to evolve. Medical research shows not all fat is created equal. The amount and type of dietary fat you eat can influence your health in ways both positive and negative.

Juli Johnson, APRN

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Navigating the Gym with Arthritis

Low-impact cardio and gentle strength training can actually help alleviate pain from arthritis.

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Eat Fish Twice a Week to Protect Your Heart

Studies show eating fish just twice a week can reduce the risk of dying from heart disease by 36 percent.

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My 100 Pound Weight Loss Journey

A weight loss story to inspire you.

Sarah Johnston

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Can a Teenage Boy Eat Too Much Protein?

Protein does many great things for a teenage body, like building tissue and helping your teen grow. But is there such a thing as too much protein for an ever-hungry teenage boy?

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Oklahoma Favorite Foods Made Healthier: Buffalo Wings (aka Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad)

Can we remake Oklahoma's favorite foods into healthier dishes? We think so! Here's our take on deconstructed buffalo wings -- all the flavor, none of the saturated fat.

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Healthy and Quick Snacks for Growing Teens

Teens' growing bodies need a lot of fuel, but you can make sure they are choosing healthy and quick snacks that satisfy them and keep them full longer.

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