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The Crimini Mushrooms

Crimini Mushrooms

As might be expected from such an unusual foo...

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Eat to Live Not Cause You're......

Check Sparkpeople articles as I sat here binge eating red vines. I wanted to close the bag and walk away. I closed the bag and turned to Sparkpeople. They seem to help me in my time of crisis. So I looked at 10 minute videos and chose kickbox cardio. Got half way through and the thunder started clap...

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Low carb high protein diet, part 1

What is considered a healthy high protein diet?

High protein, low carbohydrate diets are all the rage at the moment, with literally hundreds of different diets promoting this concept. However, there is a huge amount of variation in the amounts of protein, carbs and other foods included from...

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Mindful Eating Strategy

I can't remember how many times I have read the term mindful eating and thought I was doing it. Then I went out to dinner with my sister. What a revelation. She put her fork down between every bite. It seems so easy and yet I found it a real challenge not to just keep shoveling the food. I thoug...

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consume foods that have less than 5/6 ingredients

Read labels! If you don't know an ingredient, do not eat it.....

I try very hard to stick by this rule......and it works!

Chemicals are not good or should I say "healthy" for the body.

Natural foods are. Fruits and vegetables. On an average day, I consume at least 5-8 servi...

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Can you tell us about the health-promotin
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sulfur-containi
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compounds found in garlic?

Can you tell us about the health-promoting, sulfur-containing compounds found in garlic?

Whole books have been written about garlic, an herb affectionately called "the stinking rose" in light of its numerous therapeutic benefits. A member of the lily or Allium family, which also includes onio...

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Super Salad Ideas

Before I began living a healthier lifestyle I thought there were only three types of salad, Cesar, Greek, and Garden. I used to buy salad kits, mainly because I didn't have to buy a bunch if different ingredients.

Store bought salads may be convenient but they don't seem to taste as good as...

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Add delightful squash to your menu

We all know about zucchini, the one vegetable that hides under leaves and emerges the size of a bat, or in the baskets that neighbors beg you to take when their gardens overwhelm them, but there are many other varieties of squash available, all loaded with taste and nutritional value.

Go for...

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My Healthier Nightly Snack Redo! What are your favorite snacks?

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I can follow my diet plan perfectly while the sun shines and the birdies are singing, but when the moon glows and the ghosties come out, I lose my way - big time!! I get in the most trouble while dieting with all my endless snacking at night. Do you do this, too???? I ca...

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How do cucumbers promote antioxidant and anti-inflammato
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benefits?

How do cucumbers promote antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits?

While cucumbers are a popular salad vegetable, the...

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