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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!

woman sitting alone looking unhappy

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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Stay Cool This Summer With These Hydrating Foods

glasses of water with cucumber and mint

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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Surprise! 5 Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight

Disappointed woman sitting on floor next to scale

You’ve eaten salad every day, tossed your ice cream in the garbage, and got the gym membership… but you aren’t losing weight. Sound familiar? It’s frustrating. You feel like the only one who can’t reach their goal. You start to ...

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These 5 Lifestyle Habits Will Change Your Blood Sugar

Older woman smiling with yoga mat

Keep a close, constant eye on your health. Meet with your physician regularly, at least twice a year. Know your goal blood sugar and A1C levels. Test your blood sugar regularly, write down your results, and when you meet with ...

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Yes, There Are Such Things As Good Carbs!

fresh quinoa salad in wooden bowl

Along with avoiding sugar, diabetics must be watchful of their carb intake, as well. Carbs are the enemy of blood sugar! Or are they? Did you know that there is such a thing as a good carb? That a carb, ...

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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

jar of avocado cilantro sauce

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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