Skip the gym & drink red wine instead, it's just as good for you!


Now THIS is science we could all get behind. A new study shows that drinking red wine is as good for you as going to the gym! Now all those nights you decided to sit back and watch yourself some Scandal while drinking a glass of red instead of hitting the treadmill were worth it. Works for me!

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7 Foods you should eat if you are trying to get pregnant


Trying to get pregnant? Why not eat foods that boost your fertility then? Sounds like a good idea, no? And no I'm not talking about foods that are supposedly aphrodisiacs to get you in the baby-makin' mood, although you are totally welcome to eat those too. I'm talking about foods that up your chances of getting pregnant. How so? By giving you nutrients that set up your reproductive system for success.

These  foods are out there and readily available and it's quite possible that you are already eating some of them.

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7 Things you need to stop doing during your OBGYN visit

Gynecologists have seen it and heard it all, but somehow we still feel shy, silly or embarrassed around them. We need to stop being uneasy about the whole thing because our behavior could create serious problems down there.

Most of us normally visit only once a year to get a Pap smear and other routine exams, so we need to start using that time to the best of our advantage. Don't waste your visit!

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The 5 best fruits to lose weight

Many people think fruits and weight loss cannot go together. Well, this is one of the biggest misconceptions plaguing the fitness community. Fruits not only nourish your body with essential nutrients, but some of them even accelerates the fat burning process. Contrary to the popular belief, you can still lose weight while munching on these delicious treats.

Below, you will find five such fruits everyone should include in their diet to reap their weight loss benefits:

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Forcing curves with a faja can KILL you


For as long as I can remember, I've been hearing that fajas can help you get a smaller waist. I thought it was a Latina thing, but apparently not because now everyone and their non-Latina abuelas seem to be getting into waist training. Whether you call it waist training or faja wearing to get a smaller waist, it pretty much amounts to the same thing: basically you wear a faja around your waist for hours a day and it is supposed to train your waist into being smaller.

So does this really work or is it a bunch of cuento that can actually hurt you?

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7 Things you can do every day to lose weight

Losing weight can be a daunting task. Having this big, vague goal that we keep focusing on, such as "I will lose X pounds," can make it hard to ever cross that elusive finish line. I mean, where to even start, right? The key is to not only to make sure your goals are S.M.A.R.T. in the first place (that would stand for specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely), but also to slowly incorporate habit changes that you can stick with for the long run. Below are seven little things you can do every day to help you lose weight without feeling overwhelmed.

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5 Ways kombucha can help you lose weight

Made from a combination of fermented yeast, bacteria, sugar and black tea, Kombucha is famously known as the "health elixir of life." This probiotic has been credited with many health benefits, one of which includes weight loss. Although this claim doesn't necessarily have any scientific backing, regular drinkers do promise some amazing weight loss benefits.

Here are some ways Kombucha is said to help slash weight:

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West Nile hits California: How to protect your family

You may have to take mosquitos bites way more seriously. West Nile virus statistics are starting to get pretty scary with the number of infected people increasing drastically. California is the latest state to get hit with record levels of infections with eighty percent of mosquitos testing positive for the disease in Orange County alone. The arthropod-borne virus can be transmitted by a single bug bite and can cause symptoms like rash, headache, fever and muscle weakness. Most people infected do not suffer from any symptoms at all, but you don't want more serious complications to creep up. Protect your family with these effective tips. 

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4-year-old killed by E. coli infection she caught at a picnic​


I'm borderline neurotic when it comes to the way I prepare my food. I rinse everything, from meat to produce, at least three times over. I season with one hand and handle the food with the other, and I pretty much drop a disinfective bomb on my kitchen to erase all traces of bacteria from my kitchen surfaces. My boyfriend pretty much thinks I'm insane; I think I'm saving us from a potentially life-threatening infection--the same infection that cost 4-year-old Serena Profitt her life.

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8 Smoothie bowl recipes that will add some bite to your batidos


It's official, I have died and gone to batido heaven. I am a big fan of smoothies. Always have been, as my mother raised me on breakfast batidos. On crazy mornings when there was no time to sit down for breakfast my mother would whip up a batido full of fruit and nutrients so that I wouldn't go to school running on empty. Now as much as I love a good smoothie as a meal I also love to chew my meals. The whole act of chewing makes me feel like I've really EATEN something, you know what I mean? That's why I'm saying I've died and gone to batido heaven because I just discovered a new health craze: smoothie bowls, which are batidos with healthy toppings you can chew!!!

AND they are the sexiest looking smoothies I have EVER seen! Not only that, but I found an Instagram account, Smoothie Bowl Recipes,  that posts pictures of them WITH recipes! I can't wait for you to see the roundup I put together.

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