It’s no secret that too much sugar can contribute to complications like cavities, tooth decay, Type 2 diabetes, and malnutrition. But most of us crave it, love it and feel like we can’t live without it.

There’s a constant battle between good and bad within our bodies — the battle of bacteria. Many of these little microbes live in our digestive system, and a healthy amount of good bacteria is actually beneficial to our health.

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Believe it or not, cooking for a large crowd doesn’t have to be stressful. Most meals during the holidays tend to be big, which means preparing dishes in advance. Having the littlest details planned out can make for a smooth day in the kitchen.

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Pumpkins and Regina Overman have a long history together. Her family and friends honor her fall baking tradition by always saving them for her at this time of year.

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It’s been an unusual season for farmers’ markets this year. Several vendors have experienced multiple plantings due to flooding and loss of crops.

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Diet and exercise are integral parts of the formula for a healthy life. Though few people may look forward to giving up certain foods in favor of more nutritious diets, healthy, low-calorie foods don’t have to be boring and bland.

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A surf-side treat, California fish tacos feature battered and fried crispy white fish and sprightly pickled vegetables. When done right, they are light and fresh, with a lively mix of textures and flavors.