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5 Healthy Beach Snacks

Summertime means lots of time outdoors, in the sun, far away from your kitchen. At some point, you’re likely to find yourself at the beach showing off all the hard work you’ve been doing to get into swimsuit-ready shape. After all your dedication and hard work, it can be easy to succumb to unhealthy beach-side […]

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The Home Food Habits of Overweight Women

Researchers have long believed that an important factor in the obesity epidemic is the home food environment. A recent study published in the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior found startling evidence to support those beliefs. The study, which focused primarily on obese, low-income African-American women in southwestern Georgia, identified factors of obesity, such as […]

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The 10 Best Superfoods

A superfood is any food that’s particularly healthful or beneficial. True, it’s also sometimes a term used to try to get you to buy an expensive smoothie, but there really are some foods out there that pack a doozy of a nutritional punch. Make a little more room for superfoods in your life. Beans and […]

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3 Fast Food Fake-Out Recipes

Sometimes we all want a fast-food cheat. These three recipes are inspired by the high-fat, calorie-dense originals, but are remade in a healthier way. While these recipes can’t really be considered “health food,” they are a great way to indulge without busting the dietary bank. Fake-Out 1: Taco Bell’s Taco Supreme By using lighter ingredients, […]

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10 Healthy and Delicious Desserts

There’s a science behind our sometimes irrational craving for sweets after dinner. Sugar causes our brains to release the chemical serotonin, which we know boosts our mood and causes us to feel more relaxed. Further, we are creatures of habit, and a study from the Journal of Nutrition shows the regular consumption of sweets can […]

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8 Stunning Salt Alternatives

Sodium, the nutrient we get from salt, is necessary and good for you. It’s an electrolyte that helps regulate electrical impulses and water retention. Too much salt, though, can cause problems with blood pressure, makes you retain too much water (bloating, yuck), and creates kidney problems, just for starters. You might need to cut back […]