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Putting greens such as spinach in a blender with fruit may sound less than appealing but it’s pretty surprising how undetectable they are! It’s a great way to sneak in a healthy dose of vitamin A, C, K along with iron and other minerals. Green smoothies are perfect for breakfast, lunch or anytime for that …

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Any vegan or vegetarian will tell you that the number one question they’re asked is where they get their protein? It’s almost perplexing to some that getting adequate nutrition from a plant-based diet is even possible! Well balanced meals that forego the meat are actually proven to provide the nutrients necessary for energy and maintaining …

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Walking through your grocery store you may have noticed alternatives to the usual rice and barley selection. Going against the grain has become more common whether it’s to adopt a gluten-free lifestyle, or just wanting a more healthful option. The interesting thing about these “ancient grains” or sometimes called “pseudo-grains,” is they aren’t actually grains …

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A “Superfood” is not always an expensive supplement or extract. Nature has provided a bounty of colorful fruits and vegetables that are true nutritional superstars. While there are so many options to choose from, I’ve narrowed them down my favorites. It can be exciting to shop your local produce department and choose what looks beautiful …

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A Columbia University study performed on healthy elderly participants showed a reduction in mild cognitive impairment, as well as higher brain volume. The reduced consumption of red meat, and dairy is linked to lower cholesterol, and stable blood sugar levels which in turn reduces inflammation, and cancer risk. The Mediterranean diet includes luxurious olive oils …

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fresh organic groceries

The concern for most people is that organic is more expensive, and isn’t feasible on a tight budget. While it does cost more, the good news is that not ALL your fruits and vegetables have to be organic. Most of you have probably heard of the “dirty dozen” and “clean fifteen”. The dirty dozen refers …

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What do Merlot, Cabernet, and Syrah have in common? Well if you’re thinking a leisurely afternoon at a winery than you’re right! But did you know that enjoying that glass of red wine is good for your heart and may prevent falls? The skins and seeds of the grapes used to produce red wine contain …

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To eat carbs or not to eat carbs, that is the dilemma for so many trying to lose weight. Avoiding carbohydrates is so popular that diet trends such as Atkins and Paleo have done away with starches and grains in favor of a high-protein approach. Instead of thinking all bread and pasta is taboo, focus …

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doctor measuring blood pressure of senior woman

So you go in for a routine checkup and your doctor says you have high blood pressure. Chances are you don’t recall having any symptoms and are thinking now what? According to the American Heart Association, 1 out of 3 people suffers from high blood pressure. It has been labeled the “silent killer” because most …

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The Right Fuel For Your Gym Session

Eating the right foods before, and after a workout is key for the boost of energy you’ll need to give it your all for optimum results in your body. Depending on the type of exercise you do, nutrient requirements vary. For example, a runner will require more in terms of pre and post workout nutrition …

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