Nutrition and Health

Simple, Quick And Easy Smoothies

Smoothies are perfect for quick nutritional breakfast, outdoor entertaining, snack or just simply to quench thirst! A good smoothie should contain a blend of ingredients with phytonutrients, protein and fiber to help keep you full and provide antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. And when it comes to smoothies, don’t forget to keep an eye on portion …

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Are Natural Sweeteners Really A Healthy Alternative?

Sugar has gotten a bad rap lately, most of it well deserved. It would be an easier problem to solve if the answer was simply to replace or eliminate sugar but the truth is that – it’s in everything from breads and cereals to spreads, sauces and sodas. Now lets take a look at the …

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Tips On Making Healthy Food Choices At Restaurants

Many people think that when they begin eating nutrient rich, they can no longer eat out in restaurants or socialize, but that couldn’t be further from the truth! Not only are more and more nutrient-rich-friendly restaurants popping up, but nutrient-rich choices can be made most anywhere, by utilizing a little First-Class knowledge whenever you sit …

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Are You Buying The Healthiest Bread In The Market?

First of all I would like to say: Yes, I eat bread- I don’t want to live without it and you shouldn’t have to either. Bread is a really hot topic and is targeted as the root of many health problems. Overall, bread gets a bad reputation because grains are not easy for your body …

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4 Gluten-Free Super Grains You Must Try

No grain, no… pain? Recently, nutritional staples like wheat, rice, corn, oats, and barley have turned into dietary pariahs, sending people looking for alternatives. There are a host of unique grains enjoyed in cultures around the world, each one offering unique health benefits. One of these wheat-free alternatives, quinoa, has become the hottest super-food in …

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Best Plant-Based Foods For Bones

Dairy products are held in high esteem in America. Most people recognize a diet without diary as unhealthy. Without dairy foods, how could we obtain sufficient calcium for our bones? Here are the best plant-based foods for bones: Green vegetables, beans, tofu, sesame seeds and even oranges contain lots of usable calcium, without the problems …

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What’s Wrong with Whey?

Protein powders are an important food supplement for athletes and individuals looking to increase their protein intake. One of the most common protein supplements on the market is whey protein. If you’re focusing on plant-based eating, you should know a few things about whey. Food Sensitivities Whey is a protein found in dairy, both a …

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Superfoods for Better Immunity and Slow Down Aging

No special diet can make you younger or stop you from aging. We all know we have to age one day, but how and what we eat makes a huge difference in how healthy we are going to be on the journey, and how long it will take. But there is a crop of food …

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3 Day Ultimate Cleanse for Busy People

Do you ever feel like your body just needs a quick reset?   Perhaps you are a little more tired than usual. Perhaps you’ve been working too much and not exercising enough.  Perhaps you’ve been eating a little more than usual or eating things that just don’t jive with your body. Whatever it is, you …

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Can nutrient poor diet contribute to stress?

Most of us experience a degree of stress in our lives – it’s part of being a human being. Sometimes it can be overwhelming, and we seek out ways to actively reduce the levels of stress we feel. While many see external factors as solutions – changing jobs, moving homes, getting rid of toxic relationships …

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