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Healthy eating during the holidays

Ten Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

Be realistic. Don’t try to lose pounds during the holidays, instead try to maintain your current weight.

Plan time for exercise. Exercise helps relieve holiday stress and prevent weight gain. A moderate and daily increase in exercise can help partial...

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Walnuts: description and history

Walnuts: description and history

Walnuts are a delicious way to add extra nutrition, flavor and crunch to a meal. While walnuts are harvested in December, they are available year round and a great source of those all-important omega-3 fatty acids.

It is no surprise that the regal and d...

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Planning Ahead Wherever Possible

I have found that planning ahead is the key to eating healthy. This prevents me from grazing in the kitchen, picking fast food choices when I am on the run, or overeating at the office.

Each Sunday, I sit down and write out my meals for the week and then work out the grocery lists and do m...

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I take a slice of cheese and put on parchment paper then put in the microwave for 1 min. 25 seconds on high. It makes a chip consistency. Break into pieces and eat with salsa. I usually make 2 slices at once. Great for a snack

you can also take a piece of cheese and do the same as above...

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9 Health Benefits of Cucumbers

9 Health Benefits of Cucumbers


Cucumbers belong to the same plant family as squash, pumpkin, and watermelon (the Cucurbitaceae family). Like watermelon, cucumbers are made up of mostly (95 percent) water, which means eating them on a hot summer day can help you stay hydrated.

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Eat Whole Foods & Lower Carb, Ditch The Processed Crap!

Ditch the processed American cheese, processed meats with fillers, processed grains (white flour, cornstarch, etc), and ditch the sugar. Your body will not only thank you for it by not having any more pain or inflammation but the weight will drop off by itself with NO exercise.
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Pulses: Power-Packed Plant Protein

The versatile legumes can be used in soups, salsas and salads.

You're probably familiar with "legumes," which are casually referred to as beans, but you may not be acquainted with "pulses." Pulses are a type of legume that is harvested solely for its seeds rather than eaten fresh as vegetabl...

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Indulge in peanut butter!

There's nothing quite like a spoonful of extra crunchy peanut butter on toast. A favorite college snack of mine, I indulged, and bulged! But peanut butter is actually GOOD for you, in moderation, of course.

The high protein and healthy oils help with weight loss, diabetes and even Alzhei...

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Enjoy some chocolate!

Chocolate affects your brain by causing the release of the “happiness neurotransmitters” – serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins. Like coffee, chocolate is also a potent source of polyphenol antioxidants.

Chocolate is a useful tool for improving performance in lesser-known ways. In fact, cacao ...

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Quality Versus Quantity When It Comes to Healthy Carbs

Quality Versus Quantity When It Comes to Healthy Carbs


Counting carbohydrates is something the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has recommended for years as a way to “manage” blood glucose levels. It entails setting a limit for the amount of carbohydrates eaten during a meal.

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