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Chia seeds are more than for chia pets!

Remember the chia pets? Yes, when you moisten chia seeds they sprout and are amazing in salads. Did you know that chia seeds are among the healthiest foods on the planet? They are loaded with nutrients that can have important benefits for your body and brain. Chia seeds have become one of the most...

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Does cauliflower have anti-inflammato
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Does cauliflower have anti-inflammatory benefits? ...

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8 Signs You Have a Rocky Relationship with Food

8 Signs You Have a Rocky Relationship with Food
Are You Eating for Business or for Pleasure?

By Melissa Rudy

In an ideal world, we would all eat foods that provided just the right amounts of ...

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Don't Get Fooled by McDonald's Latest Food Changes

Don't Get Fooled by McDonald's Latest Food Changes


McDonald’s food chain has been in the news after recently revealing 17 menu changes in response to customer complaints and declining sales. On the surface these changes appear to improve the quality of their menu items, but is it too litt...

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Detox Diets: Helpful or Full of Hype?

Detox Diets: Helpful or Full of Hype?
Get the Truth about Detox Diets and Colon Cleansing

By Becky Hand, Licensed & Registered Dietitian

There it was, posted on the SparkPeople message board:...

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Michael Greger's website

nutritionfacts.org

Learn the real facts about eating. Because the food industry has no concern over your health. educate yourself, like I did, and loosing weight and being healthy just HAPPENS.
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Can organic foods really improve my health?

Can organic foods really improve my health?

Yes. Consumption of organically grown food is a great way to reduce your exposure to contaminants commonly found in foods that have been grown using conventional agricultural practices. These contaminants may include not only pesticides—many of whic...

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Master the Munchies:

Master the Munchies: What 8 Common Cravings Say About You

By Melissa Rudy

After a long day that started with an 8 a.m. meeting and ended with a fickle client, you'd seriously consider forking ov...

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Is it best to throw out the water in which beans have been soaking?

Is it best to throw out the water in which beans have been soaking?

The soaking of black beans in water has always found fairly widespread support in food science research as a way of improving overall black bean benefits. Yet, the discarding of the bean soaking water has been a topic of cons...

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Plan ahead for success!

I think most of us can say we have heard the saying, "Fail to plan, plan to fail". I do not know how many of us have ever applied it to our weight loss journey.

I had experience with this concept this weekend and it taught me a valuable lesson; if I do not plan, I will fail.

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