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Always have a Plan B for eating healthy!

Sometimes our best plans to eat right and get in our exercise fail. We try our best, but there are so many things beyond our control, and our plans fail. Sometimes the plans of others and life can keep us from finding our own success. This is the reason why I think ahead, and make MORE plans. Pla...

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What's New and Beneficial about Summer Squash

...The delicate flavor, soft shell and creamy white flesh of summer squash is a perfect addition to any summer meal. While especially plentiful in the U.S. marketplace during the summer months, summer squash is actually available through the year. Summer squashes, members of the Cucurbitaceae family...

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To Cheat or Not to

Regardless of what kind of cheat day we have, it is necessary. Today I'll share some ways of incorporating the cheat meal/s without sabotaging your daily efforts of living eating and being healthy.

One of the most favorite things of myself or anyone who's dieting or following a carefully regu...

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What Are Sour Cherries Good For?

What Are Sour Cherries Good For?

Sour Cherries Nutrition Facts


Originating in the Southeastern Europe between Russia and Turkey, sour cherries are one of America's most sought-after fruits, most commonly the Montmorency and Balaton varieties, primarily grown in Michigan, Utah, New ...

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What Are Shiitake Mushrooms Good For?

What Are Shiitake Mushrooms Good For?


Shiitake Mushrooms Nutrition Facts

Translated from Japanese, "shii" refers to the tree on which these mushrooms originally grew, while "také" simply means mushroom. These little beauties are venerated not just because of their primordial origi...

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What Is Sage Good For?

What Is Sage Good For?


Sage Nutrition Facts


Sage has been revered for centuries for its medicinal as well as culinary uses, since it was named for that quality. The botanical name comes from the Latin word "salvere," meaning "to be saved." A member of the mint family of plants ...

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What Is Saffron Good For?

What Is Saffron Good For?


Saffron Nutrition Facts


Saffron belongs to the iris family, and has had a plethora of uses throughout millennia. As far back as the writings of Galen and Hippocrates, saffron was mentioned as a medical treatment for coughs, colds, stomach ailments, ins...

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Is Healthy Eating possible on a tight budget?

Is Healthy Eating possible on a tight budget?

The answer to this question is a resounding "Yes!" Based on the research evidence, many of our assumptions about healthy food purchases—that it takes either more money or a lot more money to eat healthfully&mdash are simply incorrect. In this arti...

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Never eat directly out of the container

I keep forgetting this. I've read it in Sparkpeople articles more than once or twice but I still forget it. So it is a secret that I need to be reminded of again and again and again.

Never eat nuts out of the jar. Never eat sunflower or pumpkin seeds out of the bag. Never eat crackers out of ...

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What Is Rhubarb Good For?

What Is Rhubarb Good For?


Rhubarb Nutrition Facts


Describing rhubarb, some might begin with its long, slender pale green and red stalks, accompanied by large, scalloped green leaves. A few may know it's classified as a vegetable rather than a fruit.

Rhubarb may have gott...

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