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Sugar Ain’t So Sweet

It’s just the way life goes - the foods we like most are usually the ones that are the worst for us and sugar is no exception. One of the reasons that added sugars are harmful is increased inflammation that can lead to disease.  Too much sugar can actually affect  our brain, heart, joints and kidneys and,believe it or not, it can even affect intimacy with our partner.

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The First Thing We Should Do Each Day

It is no surprise that the number one new year’s resolution is to lose weight and eat better. That should include taking time to eat a healthier breakfast.  But, sometimes breakfast can be the last thing on our mind in the morning before heading out the door.

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The Cure For The Common Food Hangover

So you had all good intentions of maintaining your healthy eating plan at the party, but those chocolate chip cookies looked so good and that cheesecake was calling your name.   Then it was followed by, "Oh well I blew it now, so what’s the point?"  There is a better way to handle that according to Registered Dietian Keri Gans and author of The Small Change Diet.  

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Healthiest Choices at Top 7 Fast Food Restaurants

Life can be hectic and sometimes we have to eat on the run. If you find yourself stopping at the closest fast food restaurant for a quick bite, you’ll no doubt notice the high fat, high calorie selections, but most fast food chains have made an effort to include at least a few healthy options.

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Eat The Rainbow

You might have heard food experts give the advice that we should eat the rainbow – meaning that there should be a variety of colors on your plate.  A colorful plate means a different types of nutrients and a more balanced diet.  What are the five colors that should always be on your plate?

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Hoppy and Healthy Easter

 

Chocolate bunnies, marshmellow peeps and a big festive holiday meal – who doesn’t like Easter?  With all that sugar and delicious food, it is easy to overdo it.  If you are celebrating the Easter holiday, there are a few ways to keep from completely abandoning a healthy eating plan.

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Mother’s Day Is This Sunday – What Healthy Habit Did You Learn From Mom – [POLL]

Growing up, those "healthy habits" from Mom may/may not have been something you were interested in.  Today, we look back at those habits, what did you learn from Mom?  Take our poll!

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