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Boost Your Mood with These Delicious Foods!!!

Boost Your Mood with These Delicious Foods!!!

Foods that contain the amino acid tryptophan should be consumed frequently. Why? Because tryptophan is a serotonin precursor and can help to boost your mood! This is especially helpful to those struggling with depression and fatigue, and can help support overall emotional health.

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Addicted to Junk Food? How to Break the Cycle

Addicted to Junk Food? How to Break the Cycle

It’s hard to believe that food can be lumped into the addictive substance category, but science shows it to be true. Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) is a food additive known as an excitotoxin that “excites” the brain and nervous system. With this stimulation comes cravings for foods containing MSG – regardless of how full we are.

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Food Safety Tips for the Office

Food Safety Tips for the Office

While eating or preparing food at home, your attention is probably fully tuned into the task, and you approach it with hands washed and food preparation surfaces disinfected.

However, when your attention is diverted by a ringing phone or blinking computer monitor, common sense regarding food safety can slip when your stomach begins rumbling. Here are some quick tips to avoid digestive upset or illness!

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Nutrition on a Dime: 10 Simple Ways to Save

Nutrition on a Dime: 10 Simple Ways to Save

Budgets are very hard to abide by, especially when food is involved. I always have a hard time eating healthier when I am watching my pennies.

This year, I am keeping staple foods in my house and creating meal plans for my work week. Here are 10 ways I intend on saving a dime.

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10 Ways to Stay Healthy, Naturally!

10 Ways to Stay Healthy, Naturally!

It’s not just an old wives’ tale, its true! Apples are rich in anti-oxidants, increase heart and circulatory heath, and contain soluble fiber, which can lower cholesterol. The tip is to buy organic when possible, to gain rich anti-oxidants and lose the pesticides. When purchasing apples, go for Red Delicious, these contain the most antioxidants.

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The Great Debate: Organic or Natural?

The Great Debate:  Organic or Natural?

No longer reserved for the specialty grocers or markets, organic and natural foods are abundantly available at most supermarkets and even big box stores. But what exactly do those terms mean?

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You are What You Eat… The Importance of Rethinking Your Food Purchases

You are What You Eat…  The Importance of Rethinking Your Food Purchases

To get a clue of what’s in your body, take a look in your refrigerator and pantry. If what you see is not as healthy as you’d like, it’s up to you to fix it. There is no way you are going to be healthy with nothing but chips and cheese dips living in your pantry.

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Cucumber: A Nutritional Powerhouse at Your Finger Tips

Cucumber: A Nutritional Powerhouse at Your Finger Tips

Who knew that one simple fruit could have so many health benefits? An article published in The New York Times several weeks ago featured the many uses of cucumber. But what struck me the most were its nutritional properties.

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Is a Healthy Brain the Key to a Healthy Body?

Is a Healthy Brain the Key to a Healthy Body?

Researchers from the renowned Amen Clinics have used some of the most advanced brain imaging technology to show the link between brain health and obesity and teach us how a healthy brain can be our main ally in successfully loosing weight.

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Diet is the Ultimate Beauty Product – Anti-aging from the Inside Out

Diet is the Ultimate Beauty Product – Anti-aging from the Inside Out

Beauty products are a multi-million dollar industry. Although there are numerous products on the market that tout their youth-promoting properties, in reality, anti-aging is done best from the inside out. Of all the lifestyle factors that influence how we age, diet is the most important.

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