Making the Case for Eating Fruit

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Experts agree that we are eating too much sugar, which is contributing to obesity and other health problems. But in the rush to avoid sugar, many low-carb dieters and others are avoiding fruits. But fresh fruit should not become a casualty in the sugar wars, many nutrition experts say. Dr. David Ludwig, the director of […]

H2O, Hydration & More: 7 Wonders of Water

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Stay Slimmer With Water Trying to lose weight? Water revs up metabolism and helps you feel full. Replace calorie-filled beverages with water, and drink a glass before meals to help you feel fuller. Drinking more water helps amp up metabolism – especially if your glass is icy cold. Your body must work to warm the […]

All About Salad

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What’s the Big Deal/Why Salads? Salads are awesome! They work well for lunch, dinner or as a side dish. They give you your daily intake of veggies and you can add food items to give you protein, fiber, fruit or whatever you need! Here are some more reasons to eat a salad today: Have you […]

Recipes of the Week: Chocolate, Beans and Tortillas, Oh My!

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Afternoon Snack Recipe: Healthy Crunchy Crispy Snack Beans Have you heard? Beans are underappreciated superfoods! Chockfull of fiber and protein, beans are also filled with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants–plus, they’ve been show to actually lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels. And they can be so good. I loved this recipe (and its very descriptive title) for […]

Multi-Grain Scones

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These scones are the perfect answer to the morning rush. Unlike a lot of low-fat foods, which can be so loaded with sugar that you feel hungry soon after eating them, these are quite filling – you can eat just half of one and still satisfy the need for morning sustenance. Plus, you’ll get in […]

Diet And Its Role In Cancer

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Cancer is largely attributable to the cumulative impact of toxins on our systems. External factors such as polluted air, water and food chemicals, along with pesticides on our food, play a major role. Heavy metals like mercury that is in many immunizations and flu shots plus immunological weakness come into play as well as PSYCHOLOGICAL […]

10 Healthy Reasons to Eat Chili

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Chili has long been thought of as a greasy, fat filled meal that no health conscious person would be caught eating. Not so anymore. Chili has become a wonderful dish full of healthy nutrients for your body, and it definitely fits into today’s healthy diets. The top 10 healthy reasons for eating a bowl of […]

5 Steps To Conquering Your Over-40 Belly

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Dr. Oz hit the 4 p.m. daytime TV scene on Monday, replacing the honorable “Oprah” with a bang – belly fat! How many women do you know that aren’t interested in reducing and defining their middle? Now, if that show didn’t attract female viewers battling belly bulge – nothing will!  Read on and be inspired! […]

Love Our Berry Posts? Here’s More On Strawberries!

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Want healthy, glowing skin? Get it naturally by replacing high-calorie snacks with berries. Berries are great sources of cancer-fighting nutrients, like vitamin C and fiber, says the American Institute for Cancer Research. The strawberry, in particular, is packed with ellagic acid, which can prevent skin cancers. Plus, a strawberry has high antioxidant levels that help protect […]

Flaxseed: Outstanding Health Benefits And Recipes

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Several creATE readers have asked me to write an article about flaxseed, and I have to say, I’m very excited to write about this food because it is one of my favorites. Flaxseed, although first cultivated in Babylon around 3000 BCE, has recently gained popularity in the health food world. But despite its presence in […]