Why Do We Crave Sweets?

When I was young, my mom used to joke about our "dessert stomachs." It seemed like no matter how big our dinner was and how much we refused to eat our greens because we were so stuffed, there was always room for ice cream...or a few cookies...or a slice of cake. It's still a feeling that happens today, years after my mom stopped being sure I ate my dinner before dessert. And I'm sure many others have experienced that sensation. You know you're not hungry; your stomach feels plenty full, but you're still crazing something sweet. Why do sweets have such a hold over us?!
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7 Strange Snacks From Around the World

When you think of the seven Wonders of the World you think of awe-inspiring, breathtaking, and unbelievably beautiful structures, true testaments to mankind and our abilities to create amazing things. There is absolutely nothing wrong with creativity and ingenuity, especially when it results in something as amazing as The Great Wall of China, but maybe human originality needs to take a step back from the snack world because there are some truly weird things out there.
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The Health Benefits of Mushrooms

When asked to think of a deliciously healthy food, few people picture domed mushroom caps. And frankly, that’s an injustice.
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Trail Mix - Healthy Snack or Secret Saboteur?

Trail mix is a popular snack among hikers and campers. It's small, portable, and can be incredibly nutrient and calorie dense, making it a great way to keep your energy up as you hike over that mountain! But because trail mix is supposed to be a supplemental snack for someone that is working hard, it's not actually the best snack for someone trying to watch what they eat. Sure, it might offer much more nutritional value overall than a bag of potato chips, but most trail mixes are not as diet-friendly as you think! The problem is that most prepackaged trail mixes are loaded with extra salty nuts, dried fruits (super sugary!), and chocolate. A small package of pre-packaged trail mix could easily be several hundred calories, so the best way to know you are getting a healthy trail mix is to make it at home!
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