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Learn to Love Berakfast

Learn to Love Breakfast
Reasons to Make A.M. Eating a Habit

By Leanne Beattie, Health & Fitness Writer

As a working mom with three kids at home, mornings are always hectic. Getting everyone u...

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Kale: nutritional profile

Kale: nutritional profile

Kale is a nutritional standout in three basic areas: (1) antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients, (2) much-needed micronutrients (in which the average U.S. adult is currently deficient), and (3) cancer-preventive nutrients called glucosinolates.
Antioxidant an...

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How Do You Slow Down and Eat Mindfully in this Hurry-Up World

Life lived in the fast lane . . . not always good for us! When itís time to eat our meals, it is important not to rush! How can you slow it down? Mindful eating starts with building an awareness of hunger. Mindfulness is awareness without criticism or judgment Ė deliberate awareness.

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Trying to Eat Clean UGH!

The soul of eating clean is consuming food the way nature delivered it, or as close to it as possible. It is not a diet; itís a lifestyle approach to food and its preparation, leading to an improved life Ė one meal at a time.

At least this what most food experts and clean eaters say. For me,...

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How to Reduce Starch in Potatoes

How to Reduce Starch in Potatoes
Removing the starch reduces the carbohydrate content, which is helpful when you're following a low-carb diet.

Cold Water Soak
A quick rinse under cold water can wash away much of the surface starch. More starch is removed from a cut potato than a whole ...

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Measuring out Food into Prepackaged Containers

I have found that measuring out my food into prepackaged containers is helping me with my weight loss. On Sunday, I make usually a pot of soup and then put them into containers where it is all measured and easy to log each day. I do the same with making coleslaw, salads, just about all things actua...

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Mindful eating - pay attention to what you are eating!

When you eat, truly taste your food. Feel the texture.... taste the flavor.... feel yourself swallow it... keep your mind on your eating. When it wanders, just say "not now..." and go back to focusing on your eating. You will probably find that you eat more slowly and you eat less because you are no...

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Replace instead of Remove

For any diet changes: REPLACE whatever is taken away with something healthier and more wholesome. Having huge gaps in my diet from foods that are forbidden makes me feel like i'm losing something. What works for me is to fill that gap, even if it means i'm eating more.
For example: Replace bread ...

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How does the mineral phosphorus help maintain pH balance?

How does the mineral phosphorus help maintain pH balance?

In order for us to stay healthy, different parts of our body need to maintain very specific levels of acidity. In science terms, acidity level is referred to as pH. A conventional pH scale runs from 0 - 14, where "0" is defined as the ...

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3 Ways Sugar Affects Our Health

Sugar is pervasive in our food supply. Itís one of the ingredients added to foods to not only make it taste delicious, but also make you want to come back for more. While we do need some carbohydrates (sugar) to survive, eating too much may wreak havoc on our health.

Refined carbohydrates, or...

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