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Is Gluten-Free Flour Good for You? It Depends…

Given the link between gluten and autoimmune disease, going gluten-free—or reducing your gluten intake—is highly advisable. But cutting gluten from your diet can be a tough transition. After all, who enjoys constantly saying no to tasty muffins, homemade breads, and delicious desserts? Enter gluten-free flour—a seemingly simply solution for maintaining your health while enjoying your […]

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5 Ways to Regain Your Health and Show Your Body Love This Year

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away. And as this holiday approaches, we often feel led to show our family, friends, and significant others how much they mean to us. It’s a great sentiment. However, this Valentine’s Day–and every month onward–I want to challenge you to start showing yourself some love in the form […]

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5 Grilled Vegetable Recipes to Try This Summer

    Vegetables are vital elements of a healthy diet. They provide important nutrients you need to live.   Here are a few key veggie facts: Contain no cholesterol. Contain potassium that helps lower blood pressure. Are rich in vitamins A, C, and E that keep your eyes and skin healthy, provide essential fatty acids, […]

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7 Tricks for Eating Less and Living Healthier

    Overeating …we all do it from time to time. Some of us, more often than others.   Overeating is easy to do because your brain doesn’t immediately alert the body that your stomach is full.   Because of this delayed signal, you end up consuming more calories than your body needs.   When […]

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Smoothie Recipes That Promote a Healthy Diet

      There’s nothing like a refreshing smoothie first thing in the morning or after a workout.   The next time you enjoy a smoothie, check out what’s in it. Not all smoothies are healthy for you.   Many smoothies contain large amounts of sugar and juices, which cause a range of health issues. […]

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5 Mind-Blowing Protein-Rich Fruits and Vegetables

    Protein is a vital nutrient for a healthy body and is essential for the growth and maintenance of your body tissues.   When you to switch to a plant-based diet, you must add protein-rich fruits and vegetables to sustain the levels of protein your body needs.   This is not hard to do. […]

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3 Healthy Crock-Pot Meals that Save Time

Whether it’s for weight loss or simply increasing nutritional value, home cooking is the best route to take.   But how many times have you told yourself you don’t have time to cook healthy meals—especially after a long day at work or after running the kids to and from after-school activities?   If time is […]

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10 of Our Favorite Quick Health Tips

Being healthy isn’t a complicated process, but it requires commitment and consistency. Most healthy practices are simple and can be described in just a few sentences, but simple doesn’t always mean easy.   Sometimes the hardest part is getting started. That’s where we come in—we can help.   We’ve compiled a few of our favorite […]

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5 Ways Sugar Harms Your Health

Sugar harms your health—it’s been written in stone for a long time. Let us explain why. We all love that sweet stuff, don’t we? Many of us love it just a little too much. Sugar was always meant to be an occasional treat, but Americans eat it daily. From our soda pop with 10-16 teaspoons […]

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Proper Lunchbox Portions for Children

Lunchbox portions are sometimes difficult to navigate. With prepackaged, convenience meals filled with bad ingredients like salty and nitrate-filled cold cuts and fried chicken pieces, health-conscious parents turn to making their own lunchbox choices for their kids. With that decision comes great responsibility, as how much food your children have access to remains your decision. […]

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Healthy Date Night Ideas

Healthy date nights are critical to your overall sense of well-being and happiness. The power of positive relationships should never be underestimated, so it’s critical that we prioritize time spent with those close to us. Date night for many people means dinner at a casual restaurant followed by watching the latest blockbuster at the neighborhood […]

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5 Ways to Incorporate Fresh Breakfast Vegetables

Breakfast vegetables aren’t as common as breakfast fruits. Most people love fruit with their breakfasts, from blueberry pancakes to banana nut muffins. So many healthy recipes call for fruit that finding your family’s favorite fruit-filled breakfast is simple. However, this isn’t always as easy with vegetables. Most families don’t incorporate vegetables into their breakfast repertoire. […]

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Foods That Stay Fresh on the Go

Fresh foods and convenience are not always synonymous. Often, portable foods mean foods that have preservatives or are high in salt. If you’re making the most of the summer, you’re likely on the go a lot and need portable foods to take with you. Make it easier to stay away from the drive-thru by packing […]

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The Benefits of Joining a CSA

CSA or community-supported agriculture has become commonplace across the United States. Despite their growing popularity, many people aren’t aware of the CSAs available around them. CSAs grow local, usually organic, produce available to members on a weekly or bi-weekly basis throughout their growing season. (Most “growing seasons” last 8 to 10 months, depending on where […]

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5 Reasons Organic Produce Is Always Better

Organic produce usually costs more than conventionally grown varieties. For this reason, many shoppers opt for the cheaper route. Conventionally grown produce is typically found throughout grocery stores. It’s mass-produced, often sacrificing quality and flavor for larger yields. In order to produce such large quantities, produce can be chemically ripened and preserved to speed up […]

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