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The benefits of berries

Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries are powerful superfoods. There are numerous health benefits from eating these wonderful fruits and they should be incorporated into every balanced diet.

Berries can play a role, packed with nutrients that naturally lower blood pressure...

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"No." - How to Win the Cravings Battle

Considering how hooked that I have been more recently to sweets and salty-fatty treats, it amazes me how casually that I can now say "no" to overindulging in poor food choices. I never feel deprived, either. It's like I live in a completely different reality now from the most indulgent and unhealthi...

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Why are bananas rated "low" on the Glycemic Index?

Why are bananas rated "low" on the Glycemic Index?

Bananas are a fascinating fruit in terms of their carbohydrate and sugar content. Even though bananas are a fruit that tastes quite sweet when ripe—containing 14-15 grams of total sugar—bananas receive a rating of low in their glycemic index ...

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Olives: how to select, store, and prepare

Olives: how to select, store, and prepare

While olives have been traditionally sold in jars and cans, many stores are now offering them in bulk in large barrels or bins (often called an "olive bar"). Buying bulk olives will allow you to experiment with many different types with which you may...

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Eating Within My Means

It's no secret that if we take in more calories than our set nutrition goals, we will be disappointed in the results. Therefore, I have learned to diligently stay within my set 2000 calories per day. In order to maximize my efforts, I have learned to plan for bulky lo-cal salads with shredded cumber...

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Some Foods That Aren't As Healthy As They Seem

By Lisa Lillien, a.k.a. Hungry Girl - Reviewed by a board-certified physician. Updated June 17, 2016


Some foods have what's known as a health halo—they seem like smart choices, but in reality, they're not. I call them food fakers! Here are a few of my favorite examples.

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Drinks Count Too!

I was in the habit of not tracking my coffee. If I were drinking the coffee black, this wouldn't have been a problem but I like my coffee with 4 cream and 1 sugar! That's a whole lot of calories left unaccounted for. The worst part is I would do it two or three times a day for a grand total of 285 c...

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High Protein Foods and the Proteins in Each by Laura Dolson

High Protein Foods and the Protein in Each By Laura Dolson Updated April 15, 2016

It's important that we all eat enough protein each day. If you know about how much protein you need, this list will help you figure out which foods will help you achieve that goal, including plant and animal...

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Oh That Nighttime Snack

A nighttime snack isn’t always harmful, but if you understand the reasons behind late-night eating and then modify your diet accordingly, chances are your midnight cravings will be reduced or eliminated, and weight loss can move full steam ahead.

Simple as it seems, many people overeat in the...

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What type of pumpkin seeds provides the greatest amount of zinc?

What type of pumpkin seeds provides the greatest amount of zinc?

Pumpkin seeds have long been valued as a source of the mineral zinc, a...

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