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Do Protein Shakes Encourage Or Prevent Weight Loss?

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You see them in commercials on TV, and on shelf after shelf at the supermarket. These days, it may seem that more people are drinking protein shakes than eating actual food! Protein shakes can be helpful in adding nutrients to ...

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Feel Fuller Longer With These 10 Foods

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Apples The fiber in the fruit and skin of an apple helps you feel full and satisfied. Because you eat the whole fruit (with the exception of the core), your brain perceives the apple as a larger volume of food. ...

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Study Shows A Senior’s Well-Being May Depend On Mind Over Body

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Physical illness is not the primary determinant of happiness for older adults, as found in a recent study. Instead, it was found that psychosocial factors have the highest influence on quality of life. Prof. Ladwig and colleagues from the Cooperative ...

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Food Cravings – Why Do We Get Them & How Can We Beat Them?

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Food cravings originate in the parts of the brain that manage feelings of pleasure and reward. There are a few different potential causes for a food craving to be triggered. The first is an imbalance of hormones, like serotonin or ...

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Top 10 Food Safety Tips For Summer

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Summertime means cook-outs, parties, get-togethers, and lots of food! With all that action (and all that heat) food-borne illnesses are on the rise. These tips will help keep your food, and your family, safe this summer. For starters, make sure ...

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Cheers To These Diabetic-Friendly Beverages!

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It’s getting hotter outside, and an easy way to cool down is with something tasty to drink. While diabetics may sometimes think that beverage options consist of water and diet soda, there are so many delicious drinks out there that ...

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A Healthy Relationship With Food Is Essential To Diabetes Management

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Food is the fuel that keeps your body running. Food is also a social thing; it should be fun, delicious and joyful! Finding the balance between eating what you need and eating what you want is essential for keeping blood ...

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New Research Reveals Link Between Gut Bacteria And Obesity

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Science is now investigating whether gut health could also be a proponent of obesity. When gut bacteria break down food, chemicals are released into the body. Certain chemicals may prompt the production of fat cells, according to new research. In ...

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Shocking Report – 40% Increase In Diabetes Diagnoses Worldwide!

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According to a new report, global diabetes increased by 40% between 2014 and 2016. There was a 69% increase in North and South America in 2016 alone! There are now over 420 million people worldwide who have diabetes. According to ...

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These “Good Habits” Are Spiking Your Blood Sugar

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You may think that managing diabetes is basic: don’t eat sugar, exercise, take your medication… sound familiar? The road to health can be tricky, however. Diabetics may think they are doing their blood sugar a favor, but some “healthy habits” ...

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