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Heart shaped marshmallow in a mug of hot chocolate. (Photo: Getty Images)

Better Chocolate Choices

Dark Chocolate Benefits Heart Health For Valentine’s Day, skip the milk chocolate candy and replace it with a cup of dark hot cocoa. “In terms of protecting the heart, research suggests that drinking a cup of dark hot chocolate can be equated with drinking a glass of wine,” says
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Kombucha is a naturally fermented tea that can help restory your microbiome -- helpful bacteria in your digestive tract. (Photo: Penn State)

Drink Up

Kombucha: Restore Microbiome Naturally Kombucha is the “in” health drink lately, available from local producers, in stores, online and many people even make their own version of the fermented tea. Kombucha (pronounced kom-BOO-cha) can help restore the body’s natural microbiome
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Microorganisms in your digestive tract not only help with digestion, but also affect overall health, including mood and susceptibility to illness and disease. (Photo: RyanKing999/Getty Images)

Gut Feeling

Small Changes Make Big Differences in Gut The bacteria in your gut do more than simply help digest your food. The microorganisms living in your digestive tract can also influence your overall health, including your mood and susceptibility to illness and disease. Experts still
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