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How does magnesium help maintain strong bones?

How does magnesium help maintain strong bones?

About 50 to 60% of a person's magnesium is stored in the bone, and as such, it plays a key role in bone metabolism....

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Need a Soda substitute?

I highly suggest flavored sparkling water over soda. It has the same fizzy kick as soda, but according to my food tracker, is zero calories. There are many different flavors, like soda pop.
My mom buys them for my brother and me. They can get expensive with some brands, but look for deals and buy...

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Healthy Chicken Soup with Lentils Recipe

Healthy Chicken Soup with Lentils Recipe


Chicken Soup with Lentils


There is perhaps no more comforting food than a warm bowl of chicken soup, but the benefits are not only to your psyche. Chicken soup has been used as a remedy for the common cold since at least the 12th century...

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US Seafood Consumption Is Up, but Many Are Still Making Unhealthy Purchasing Choices

US Seafood Consumption Is Up, but Many Are Still Making Unhealthy Purchasing Choices

According to the latest report1 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Americans increased their seafood consumption by nearly 1 pound per person in 2015, to an average of 15.5 pounds ...

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Can you tell me more about leeks?

Can you tell me more about leeks?

Leeks, known scientifically as Allium porrum, are related to garlic, onions, shallots, and scallions. Leeks look like large scallions, having a very small bulb and a long white cylindrical stalk of superimposed layers that flows into green, tightly wrapped, ...

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Clean eating, A little investment, but worth it

As part of my pursuit for cleaner and healthier eating, I have always noticed how the more processed and "worse" items seem so much cheaper than fresh or more natural food items. Over time though, I have discovered how to eat healthier and in the long run, cheaper with just a few up front investment...

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Eat Whatever You Want ... But First

I have found that I am hungry for many things that might not be the best for me to eat. I am always hungry for Pizza, French Fries, and Spaghetti Carbonara. I know that when I eat these items not only will I probably overeat calories, but I will also have problems with digestion or at least feel ov...

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Heart-Healthy Kale Tortilla Recipe

Heart-Healthy Kale Tortilla Recipe

Kale Tortilla

iled or poached, are a popular breakfast food, but if you’re getting tired of them or if you want to add variety and flavor, there’s one way to kick it up a notch: turn them into a tortilla. You can use whatever healthy ingredients you h...

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Healthy Breakfast: Baked Avocado Recipe

Healthy Breakfast: Baked Avocado Recipe


Baked Avocado

If you’re looking for a healthy breakfast, you’ll want to bypass much of the traditional fare in the US. Cereal, bagels, pancakes, waffles, muffins, and doughnuts all have one thing in common…
They’re refined carbohydrates th...

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How to Make Healthy Deviled Eggs? Add Guacamole and Turmeric

How to Make Healthy Deviled Eggs? Add Guacamole and Turmeric


Deviled Eggs

Contrary to popular belief, deviled eggs are not a relatively new creation. They’ve actually been around since the Ancient Roman period. During that time, the eggs were boiled and seasoned with assorted spice...

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