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The Top Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables

The Top Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables

Eating more fresh vegetables is one of the simplest choices you can make to improve your health and ward off countless chronic diseases. Virtually any vegetable is good for you… but some are better than others.

To a large extent, the best vegeta...

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9 Powerful Health Benefits of Pineapple

1. Pineapples help fight away colds.

How fascinating is this? Researchers found that the raw extract from pineapple had the ability to decrease mucus five times faster than over-the-counter cough syrup and also helps patients recover 4.8 times faster. Bromelain is the compound that could be ...

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Listeria From Cheese Tasting To "Life Sentence"

John belonged to one of the high-risk groups for listeriosis. Adults 65 years and older are four times more likely than younger people to get Listeria infections. Also at high risk are people with weakened immune systems and pregnant women (who generally recover, but often miscarry).

Since ...

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Protein is used in every single cell in our body

We need to eat plenty of protein foods every single day to keep our metabolism running, our energy up and our blood sugar levels stable. You might be eating enough protein overall, but are you eating the right kinds?

Protein is used in every single cell in our body and is critical for buildin...

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Less Calories at night

I always have been able to break through a plateau when I eat less at night for a few days. Nothing drastic, but something simple such as cutting back the amount of carbs at night(or switching the cals so that the lunch and early snack are a bit more heavier and dinner is a bit more light). This doe...

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Nutrition Tracker

The Nutrition Tracker helps you stay on track by recording EVERYTHING you eat, that includes licks, tastes and bites.......and it also breaks down where you calories are coming from.

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Login to SparkPeople

After having a couple of days of not logging in, I realized that rather than looking at logging in SP as a big task or something that requires a lot of time/effort just treat it like maybe your Facebook or email. When you check your emails, do a quick login to SP, blog/post/browse/read as per your c...

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Every loss matters!!!

1/4 a pound loss after working hard all week does not sound like a lot. BUT take a stick of butter and put it under your chin. WOW! a quater of a pound makes a big difference. Celebrate every loss not matter how big OR small!

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I grab my fat

When I want to eat something I don't need, usually a Snickers, I grab my belly fat. I reminds me that I already have a Snickers in storage.

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my go to snack foods when I get hungry (especially at night)

I try water first, wait twenty minutes, do something different, and then if I am still hungry I grab dense calorie foods like almonds, sunflowers and craisens to eat. I use the STOP program , I Select, Taste, Observe, Pause while eating. This way I can really enjoy my portion. Like always I stay fai...

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