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7 Reasons Why You are Overweight… and How to Fix It!

7 Reasons Why You are Overweight… and How to Fix It!

Just how hungry are you? This is a question many people have a problem with. Many of us feel like hunger is something that needs to be cured; however, there are multiple variations of hunger. Sometimes we feel as if we are hungrier than we really are, so rating your hunger can help you to see how much food you really want.

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The Downside of Fad Diets – How to Lose Weight the Healthy Way

The Downside of Fad Diets – How to Lose Weight the Healthy Way

It seems that every week, especially during the summer months, the latest celebrity weight loss ‘secrets’ or fast-track diets are promoted. However, the consequences and long-term results of these often risky weight loss methods are rarely mentioned. While it may seem tempting to try these fads to slim down for swimsuit season, it certainly isn’t worth compromising your health!

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The Health Benefits of Yogurt

The Health Benefits of Yogurt

One of the most commonly eaten snacks is also one of the healthiest foods available, if you pick the right one. Yogurt’s nutritional content includes vitamin B12, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), zinc, potassium, protein and molybdenum.

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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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