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Smart Snacking

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Boost Digestion With Red Wine

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Can Exercise Maintain a Youthful Brain?

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We all need to snack throughout the day to keep our energy up and avoid blood sugar imbalances. You can escape the temptation of potato chips, candy bars, and other high fat sugary snacks by keeping an arsenal of healthy options on hand when you’re out and about and need an energy boost. Try some …

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Foods that improve your mood brings visions of candy bars, donuts and chips right? Believe it or not, it’s the food we THINK will feed the soul that is actually making us feel worse. Look at it this way, if your body is having to declare a May Day to digest the entire bag of …

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The typical holiday plate is usually a carb fest of mashed potatoes, stuffing, rolls, and pie. There’s nothing wrong with going all out, but if you’re watching your waistline, and want to think outside the “starch” box, try some alternatives to your favorite sides that you may end up loving even more! Instead of potatoes, …

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Remember when the only non-dairy option was soy with a side of soy? Whether you’re lactose intolerant or choosing to eliminate it from your diet, the choices available nowadays are endless. Sure you could pop one of those lactose tablets, but why would you when there are so many delicious products to choose from? Skipping …

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It’s always nice to know when you can mix business with pleasure.  In this case, a glass of red wine a few days a week can do wonders for your gut health. Full of antioxidants and polyphenols to combat bad bacteria, a bottle of good Merlot is the new apple a day! Probiotics are the …

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We all know exercise is a necessity to maintain mobility, and a healthy weight, but is this also the key to a younger brain?  I know if I’ve been at the computer for too many hours, or I’m watching a Netflix marathon my body feels stiff and craves movement.  I also find my mind needs …

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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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Did you know most people who sign up for gym memberships in January often give up come February? Despite well-intentioned plans to change bad habits for the new year, going from no physical activity at all to an hour on the treadmill every day can be difficult to maintain. Shorter days and cold nights make …

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Spirulina is a blue-green algae or “cyanobacteria”, that is one of nature’s top super-foods. You hear “algae” and imagine murky lakes, and floating anomalies, not a powerhouse supplement. The use of Spirulina for medicinal, and nutritional purposes has been around since the Aztecs began using it in the 14th century. Research has shown blue-green algae …

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