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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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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 […]

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2 Recipes for a Healthy Easter Dinner

Easter is near, and that means a rich roasted turkey dinner or a honey-glazed ham (or both) and all the high-fat fixings. Is it possible to have a delicious Easter dinner that’s also healthy? Absolutely! The key is to find recipes that incorporate healthy ingredients and use light preparations. Give my Easter recipes a try […]

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How to Combat Your Food Cravings

Ever wonder why sometimes you just crave certain foods? Why is it that sometimes NOTHING will satiate your hunger except nachos? Or curly fries? Or a cupcake? What is it that allows those foods to wiggle into our minds, monopolize our thoughts and hijack our taste buds? Cravings can be broken down into three main […]