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Having vegetarian or vegan guests sometimes poses a dilemma in knowing what to serve. Vegetarians avoid meat, while vegans refrain from all animal products including eggs, so catering to these diets can seem a little intimidating. The good news is that these lifestyles have become so mainstream that finding menu options is easier than you …

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Most of us are aware of the health risks associated with pesticides, fake air fresheners, and parabens, but research is showing a chemical that’s found in even the healthy stuff may be sabotaging our waistlines. After doing my best to buy natural, and organic everything, am I the only one who feels like they can’t …

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Seniors living on a budget know how important it is to get the most out of their money. Eating healthy without breaking the bank is easy to do with some smart planning and doesn’t mean buying expensive health foods, or supplements. For folks living on their own, it can be easy to resort to TV …

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Most meals served in restaurants contain enough calories and sodium to go well over the average daily recommendation. A Canadian study published in JAMA Internal Medicine in 2013, showed that one meal served at a chain restaurant can contain over 1100 calories which if following a 2000 calorie diet is well over what is needed …

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It’s easy to get stuck in a flavor rut when it comes to cooking with herbs. You buy cilantro for taco night, and what doesn’t get used sits in the fridge until it wilts. Sound familiar? Herbs add a fresh flavor to slow-cooked dishes and even cocktails. Experiment with different herb/food pairings to discover your …

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Turmeric has been revered for over 5000 years in Ayurvedic, and Chinese medicine. This potent spice known for its deep golden color is used in curry powder, prepared yellow mustard, and is most recognized as a powerful anti-inflammatory. Turmeric contains Curcumin which research suggests may be as effective as taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen. …

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ground ginger (spice) and fresh on a wooden board

With winter time upon us, we will all encounter a bout of digestive distress every now and then whether it’s a bug, or maybe overindulgence in food or drink. Remember being sick as a kid, and your mother would bring a steamy bowl of brothy soup or banana toast? The lady knew what she was …

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If you find yourself lying awake, and counting sheep, your late-night snack may be to blame. Don’t let your beauty sleep fall by the wayside because a good night’s rest is critical to stay alert, improve immunity, and nobody likes dark eye circles! Eating the right foods can boost the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin, and have …

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Salads Fit For A Meal

Including salads into my daily rotation is a necessity, and getting in the kitchen to build my masterpiece is something I truly enjoy. I’m not talking about a side salad of watery iceberg lettuce and some tomato, but a hearty meal sized creation filled with healthy fats, protein, and veggies. Virtually any leafy green can …

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Juicing is much more than a health craze. It’s a way of infusing the body with a wealth of nutrients without taking a handful of supplements. It is also an easy way to get our recommended 9 + servings each day which, to be honest, can be difficult sometimes. Fruits and vegetables are most beneficial …

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