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Eating Makes Your Brain Happy-Make Your Body Happy, Too!

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New research shows that eating certain foods causes the brain to release endorphins, or “happiness hormones.” Researchers measured participants’ brain activity after they ate pizza. The scans were repeated after participants consumed a liquid meal containing the same amount of ...

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Improve Bone Health With These Superfoods

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“If you want to grow big and strong, you’d better drink your milk!” We all grew up hearing it; we all know that calcium is essential for strong, healthy bones. While that is true, there are a few other players ...

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Fat Is Good, Sugar Is Bad – Research Continues To Prove The Truth

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Decades ago, the sugar industry paid off Harvard scientists to lie about what roles sugar and fat play in your diet. Even though there was plenty of evidence to prove them wrong, these scientists chose to publish only the studies ...

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Are These Bad Habits Affecting Your Health?

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Late-Night Tech Cell phones, tablets, computers, and TVs all give off light, and that light can give you a lot of trouble when trying to fall asleep. It stimulates, rather than relaxes your brain.  It’s far better to read a ...

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Heal Your Gut (And Your Body) With These Tips!

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New research has shown that the foods we eat directly affect the bacteria in our gut, thereby having a powerful impact on the health of the entire body. When your gut works better, your body works better. The home of ...

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These Food “Trends” Are Worth A Second Look

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These days, it seems there are always new products being put on the shelves, and new trends being discussed in blogs. Gluten-free, paleo, Mediterranean, shakes, crackers, cookies, etc. Food trends are everywhere. There are a few food trends, however, that ...

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Snooze Food – Eat This, Sleep Better

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If you are experiencing trouble sleeping, you’ve probably tried several remedies in an attempt to get some better quality zzz’s. Have you ever considered that there are foods in your kitchen that could help? It’s true! The nutrients in some ...

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Feeling Down? Try Perking Up With These Tips!

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Spend time with others Meet up with a friend or family member for a cup of coffee, or a walk in the park. Simply being around a loved one can improve your mood. Talking with them about how you’re feeling ...

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Blood Sugar-Spiking Meds In Your Medicine Cabinet?

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Diabetics know to keep a close eye out for things that trigger blood sugar spikes. Stay away from refined sugar, and empty carbs wherever they may hide. But have you considered them hiding in your medicine cabinet? Cough, cold, headache, ...

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Stay Cool This Summer With These Hydrating Foods

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Cucumber contains the highest water content of any solid food – 96.7% in fact! Delicious in salads, sliced for dipping in hummus or pesto, or pureed with yogurt, ice cubes, and a touch of mint for a cool summer soup! ...

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