Vote for Our Rookie Gardener's 3 'Cheat Foods'

When we challenged a hunting enthusiast and Rodale News writer to create—and live off of—his first garden (and any leftover hunted meat in his freezer), we knew it was a tall order. Jake never gardened in his life and wasn't exactly a vegetable enthusiast. (He's more of a meat and potatoes kind of guy.)

The Low-Sugar Cocktail Ingredient You Need to Try

As author and food activist Ellen Gustafson explains in We the Eaters, Americans' sugar intake is out of control. "The amount of total added sugar (sugar not found naturally in fruit, vegetables, or dairy products) that we consume in our diets has risen from 6.3 pounds per person per year in 1822 to more than 100 pounds per person today, with an 18.2 percent rise between 1980 and 2005," she says. 

9 Natural Ways to Slow Down Aging

There's no denying it. We're all aging every day. But from the time you take your first breath as a baby until the moment you take your last, there are lots of things you can do to slow down the hands of time and feel a lot healthier in the process! In fact, if you cut out some of the major aging offenders, you could actually look and feel years younger than your biological age...the one that shows up on your driver's license. Here are nine ways to slow down aging:

10 Ways to Use Banana Peels (INFOGRAPHIC)

Reposted with permission from EcoWatch
There are many fun facts about bananas. For example, this fruit, loaded with the muscle relaxing minerals potassium and magnesium, can aid with sleep. They also help soothe an upset stomach.

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