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7 Fat Loss Tips During the Holidays

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Her recollection sounded more like a sci-fi movie than a festive occasion. “I stuck with turkey, Brussels sprouts, and okay, maybe a little stuffing,” she began, recalling last Thanksgiving dinner. “Then my mother-in-law brought out her famous pecan-pumpkin cheesecake. One slice became my undoing. I reached for a second slice, and, well, the rest of […]

How to Make Healthy Food Choices

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Do you want to make healthy food choices, but don’t know how? Do you get overwhelmed with study after study contradicting whether the foods you love are good or bad for you? If so, you’re not alone. Tens of millions of people across the globe struggle to determine which foods to eat, and which to […]

7 Food Labeling Tricks, Gimmicks, and Lies to Watch Out For

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While walking down the aisles at the grocery store, how often do you see snacks and drinks with big grand claims on them, like “made with whole grains”, “fat-free” or “zero calories“? If your favorite chips are fat-free, they have to be pretty good for you, right? Wrong. Unfortunately, the food industry wants you to […]

Coffee Nutrition Facts: 7 Things You Didn’t Know

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For years, coffee has been America’s favorite hot beverage, providing bio-fuel for millions of morning commuters. In fact, the average person in the US drank 416 cups of it during 2009, despite frequent warnings from doctors and nutritionists over its caffeine content. Recent studies have shown, however, that coffee is much better for your health […]

7 Health Benefits of Garlic

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If you could only use one ingredient to add flavor to your cooking for the rest of your life, what would it be? Many might say garlic. That’s right, garlic: an appetizing cooking ingredient that moonlights as a defender against vampires. However, one more title can be added to garlic’s impressive resume: defender of the […]

4 Benefits of Interval Training

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Do you do interval training? If not, you should. There are loads of benefits of interval training – it’s simply the best way to lose fat, and get in shape…fast. What is Interval Training? Interval training is any exercise in which you alternate periods of high intensity work, which is defined here as a pace […]

Quinoa Nutrition Facts: 7 Reasons to Eat This Ancient Superfood

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Have you heard of quinoa? If not, you may be wondering, “How in the world do I pronounce that?” I’ll help you out with that right now: “KEEN-wah.” There you go. But don’t let the confusing pronunciation turn you off this fabulous food. Quinoa is quickly becoming all the rage in kitchens all around the […]

5 Ways to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

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You survived another summer and are heading into the holiday season. While this time can appear joyous it is a set up, designed to destroy many of the health goals you have worked so hard to achieve. The dreaded holiday BONANZA, better known as Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years, can derail any of your attempts […]

Is Wheat Bad For You? 7 Alarming Reasons Why

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Do you know someone with celiac disease—that is, an extreme sensitivity to gluten? I remember my first time meeting someone with celiac disease. As they gazed longingly at the pizza I was eating, I remember thinking, “Man, I’m so glad I don’t have that.” Never did I think that six years later, I’d have cut […]

Health Benefits of Cinnamon

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Cinnamon is in everything from baked good to desserts to coffee drinks, and for good reason…it’s tastes great! But did you know that there are many health benefits of cinnamon, too? What is Cinnamon? Obtained from the cinnamon tree, cinnamon has a fragrant smell as well as a sweet taste and is widely available in […]

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