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We are inundated with “helpful” infomercial producers, authors, friends, and family telling us how to eat healthfully. There are books, CDs, and whole coaching programs focused almost exclusively on teaching us about health, nutrition, and eating.

There are so many sources that, in fact, it may seem overwhelming. These people are (mostly) well-meaning. They really do want to help, but health and nutrition are confusing, right?

Well, healthy eating can be confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. Sure, there are people that spend thousands and thousands of dollars studying healthy eating. There are people who devote their lives to … Read the rest

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Healthy Meals in a Snap

When people think about salad, they often think of lettuce with maybe a sliced tomato  Salad_as_mealtossed in. But salads can be so much more. In fact, they can be an entire meal by itself, and they don’t have to include lettuce at all.

Salads make sense any time, but especially now with the weather heating up. Now is a good time to think about fixing meals that are cool and refreshing, as well as healthy. So, just what can go into a healthy salad?

Step 1: Decide on the base. Iceberg lettuce may be the … Read the rest

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We have recently discovered the wonder of healthy smoothies for breakfast. They are quick and easy to make, they are filling, and they’re packed with vitamins and nutrients. However, not all smoothies are created equally, and some can actually be dangerous to your health.

Many people, especially when they first start drinking smoothies, think that they need a lot of sugar to make them “taste good.” That can lead to problems for some who are diabetic or pre-diabetic. Don’t forget that fruit, one of the main ingredients in smoothies, is loaded with sugar. Add regular, flavored yogurt and you’re adding … Read the rest

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Healthy Meals in a Snap

Buy LocalMuch has been written in recent years about the benefits of eating locally grown foods. This is sometime referred to as the “locavore” movement. To be sure, locally grown foods do have some health benefits. Locally grown fruits and vegetables are usually left to ripen on the vine rather than being picked early so they can be transported. Also, farmers that know they will be selling locally tend to use fewer pesticides too.

The challenge for those with busy lives is taking the time to find, purchase and prepare locally grown foods. We often think … Read the rest

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Healthy Meals in a Snap

soda-alternative200One half of Americans drink a soda or other sugary beverage each day, and 1 in 20 drinks the equivalent of more than 4 cans of soda each day. That’s the finding of a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Sweetened drinks are linked to the explosion of obesity (especially childhood obesity) and its related medical problems. Of course, the American Beverage Association disputes the connection, but the data seems pretty clear. Health officials have been urging people to cut back for years, but advocates say those efforts have not been … Read the rest

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