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What Makes Certain Foods So Addictive?

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Everyone has certain foods that they absolutely love. What happens with that love for a food turns into a dependency? Is food addiction possible, and if so what makes certain foods more addictive than others? Research is finding that not ...

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Unexpected Protein Sources – Eat More Nuts & Seeds

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Including enough protein in our diets can be a struggle, especially as we get older. Most of us rely on meats like chicken and beef as our main sources of protein. While it’s true that there is nothing wrong with ...

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What Happens When Your “Low-Carb” Diet… Isn’t?

whole wheat pasta noodles with veggies and cheese

So, you think you’re eating a low-carb/low-sugar diet? You may be surprised to learn that you are likely consuming far more carbohydrates and sugars than you think you are. Now, not all sugars are created equal. For example, natural sugars, ...

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Feeling Down? These Foods & Recipes Can Boost Your Mood!

Piece of dark chocolate with nuts

Does eating make you happy? For most of us, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” Most of the time, the level of happiness we derive from our meal depends on what we are eating. Believe it or not, there are ...

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Drinking Wine Can Improve Brain Health

Senior mom and adult daughter drinking red wine together

It is widely known that excessive alcohol consumption on a regular basis can be devastating to one’s overall health. But what about just a glass or two of red wine a day? Good news! Research has found that low levels ...

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Who You Dine With May Affect How Much You Eat!

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An interesting thought to ponder, isn’t it? The idea that your dining companions could affect how much you eat. It’s true! New research has found that dining with someone who is overeating makes you more likely to overeat. For example, ...

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To Improve Diabetes This Year, Cook More Meals At Home In 2018

Three generations cooking together at home

Planning and preparing meals at home can do true wonders for your health in 2018. By eliminating fast food, pre-packaged, and frozen meals, you will drastically reduce your intake of sugar, salt, and preservatives. There is not a single part ...

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Could Taking A Nap Help You Conquer Sugar Cravings?

"Smiling" dog napping on bed

The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults get 7-9 hours of sleep every night. So, what happens when we don’t get enough sleep? New research has shown that getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night can put you at ...

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Top 10 Habits That Improve Health & Blood Sugar

Woman checking her blood sugar

It seems there are endless instructions and rules once you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes. Here are the top 10 ways you can improve your blood sugar, and overall health, on a daily basis. Start the day off right Breakfast is ...

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Science Proves – A Little Exercise Is Better Than None!

Older man lifting small weights

As we age, our risk for heart disease can increase. Physical activity, along with good nutrition, is crucial to reducing heart disease risk. New research found that senior adults who were moderately inactive had a 14% reduction in cardiovascular events ...

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