How to become top dog on the speed-eating circuit

Eight-time defending champion Joey "Jaws" Chestnut was dethroned by relative newcomer Matt Stonie in Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island

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Activated, ancient, fermented: Why hipster buzzwords aren't necessarily helping your health

Will the age of your grains or activating your almonds actually make you absorb more nutrients, and should you switch off your stove in favour of raw foods?

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'To macro' or not to macro? Why counting macronutrients could be the new ultimate fat-loss plan

Forget fasting – "macros" is the new food plan buzzword, promising to help you achieve your fat loss or muscle-building goals

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World death toll from sugary drinks laid out in new study

Research published by the American Heart Association states that consumption of sugary drinks kill an estimated 184,000 adults around the globe every single year

8 pantry staples for transitioning to a healthier lifestyle

A few choice pantry staples can get you well on your way to leading a #blessed life

Want to lose weight, improve brain function and live longer? Scientists say it could be as simple as fasting for five days per month

In just five short days, you could trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu or complete 14 percent of a World Record-rivalling game of Monopoly

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Sally Obermeder and Maha Koraiem's mango magic smoothie

Detoxify hair, skin and nails with an antioxidant-rich super green smoothie


Shake it up: The downsides of drinking your food

Even if a meal replacement shake promises to be packed with good stuff, can it really replace actual eating?

Pick your poison: Here's how long it's going to take you to run off that drink

These run times may make you may think twice before ordering another round

Nut recipes that'll help you live forever

Tasty ways to incorporate this health-boosting ingredient into everyday dishes