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@keneash86  Thanks for reading! At Greatist, we believe that everyone gets to define what "healthy" means for themselves. Some people are comfortable including some sugar in their diets; others aren't-- and both choices are okay. Our job is to empower our readers with information and options so they can make their own choices about what kind of lifestyle helps them to feel and be healthier. 

If you'd like to try this recipe but are concerned about sugar intake, here's a roundup of healthier substitutions for sugar: http://greatist.com/health/30-sugar-substitutes-any-and-every-possible-situation. Hope this helps! 

2 days, 22 hours ago on Recipe: Oatmeal Banana Bread

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@lgarcia690  Thanks for reading! Unfortunately, we are unable to provide calorie counts on our recipes at this time. But we're planning to include nutrition info for our recipes in the future, so stay tuned! 

2 days, 22 hours ago on Recipe: Oatmeal Banana Bread

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@AustinDovel  Thanks for the heads up-- we've updated the broken links! 

2 days, 23 hours ago on I Want to… Do a Pull-Up!

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@SamanthaG  You're right-- thanks for catching that! This is an update of an older article. We've now tweaked the text to reflect the fact that Lauren has already had her baby. 

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@acropoler11  Thanks for reading! Since every body responds differently to different nutrition programs, one of the most helpful things is to experiment with what works for you-- maybe even keep a food log so you can track which meals help you to feel energized (and for how long), which leave you feel sluggish, etc. Then make any changes accordingly. You might also find these resources helpful: 


http://greatist.com/health/complete-guide-workout-nutrition-infographic


http://greatist.com/fitness/50-awesome-pre-and-post-workout-snacks


Hope that helps! 

1 week, 2 days ago on Begin to Lose: A Guide to Starting Fat Loss

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@eat4me  Thanks for reading! There are a host of factors that can affect heart rate, so unfortunately we're unable to assess your individual situation. If you haven't already, it might be useful to invest in a heart rate monitor to track your heart rate and detect any patterns around when it starts to speed up. If you find that this doesn't help you, it might also be useful to talk to a doctor just to rule out any medical causes. Best of luck! 

1 week, 2 days ago on The Ultimate Guide to Running Lingo

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@BriDesiree  Thanks for reading! Unfortunately we are unable to answer your question because we are not the creators of the recipe. My advice would be to contact Eating Well, which seems to be the original source of the recipe: http://www.eatingwell.com/. Hope that helps! 

1 week, 2 days ago on 77 Healthy Crock-Pot Recipes

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@sanzar  That's a good question-- this is a subject of some debate. While we're not qualified to give a definitive answer one way or the other, here are a few sources that may help to address your question: 

1. http://chriskresser.com/dairy-food-of-the-gods-or-neolithic-agent-of-disease

2. http://chriskresser.com/beyond-paleo-moving-from-a-paleo-diet-to-a-paleo-template

3. http://www.empiricalzeal.com/tag/lactase-persistence/

Hope this helps! 

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Debunking Diets: Paleo Pros and Cons

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@pasa si  Good question! Wooden floors can be tricky because they vary in regards to type of wood, varnishes used, level of wear and tear, etc. Our research turned up mixed reviews of various non-toxic/DIY cleaning options for wood floors: Some sources recommend against using olive oil (as we noted in this article) because it can leave a slippery residue, while others say it's fine to use so long as you're willing to wipe any excess oil off the floors with a rag when you're done cleaning. Some sources say that just using vinegar will leave the floors streaky; others say that it works just fine. 

Given all this, the best bet is probably to experiment with a few non-toxic wooden floor cleaning recipes in order to discover what suits you and your floors best. Here are a few recipes to get you started: 


1. http://www.organicauthority.com/sanctuary/natural-cleaning-for-clean-floors-that-you-can-make-easy.html

2. http://www.cleanmama.net/2013/04/diy-homemade-cleaners-hardwood-floor-cleaner.html

3. http://www.savvysugar.com/Homemade-Wood-Floor-Cleaner-28991618


Hope this helps-- happy cleaning! 

2 weeks, 3 days ago on 27 Chemical-Free Products for DIY Spring Cleaning

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@bxbxbxbx  Good catch-- thanks so much!

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@MariaEckersley  Hi Maria, and thanks for reading! If the brand you're referring to is a yogurt or yogurt starter powder, that should work just fine as a starter (although it can be useful to experiment with different brands to find a taste and texture profile that you like best). The important thing is to choose a yogurt or yogurt starter powder with live active cultures. If you're using yogurt as a starter, it's best to use plain/unflavored varieties. Hope that helps! 

3 weeks, 2 days ago on How to Make Your Own Yogurt

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