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Four Foods You Never Thought To Eat For Breakfast

Posted: 04/17/2014

Mom was right when she said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. After all, breakfast means “breaking the fast,” starting your day after a night of not eating with the energy and nutrition you need.  A healthy breakfast can help you concentrate better, give you strength and even help you to maintain a healthy weight.One important tip: Adding...

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What foods are healthier than I probably think they are?

Posted: 04/16/2014

Matt GriffithFT Spokane"Red meat is losing its stigma as a contributor to heart disease and expanding waistlines, as long as it is consumed in moderation and you're picking the lean cuts. New studies have shown that saturated fat, in moderation, may not be as bad as originally thought. Another study shows that the conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) found mostly...

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Aspartame – A Hidden Schedule II Narcotic

Posted: 04/15/2014

What? That can’t be right, you are likely thinking.It is.The methanol in aspartame affects the dopamine system of the brain causing addiction. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is classified as a severe metabolic poison.Aspartame is a dipeptide molecule produced by joining phenylalanine and aspartic acid. Aspartame itself does not occur naturally but is a manufactured substance....

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Eating Organically: Does It Really Matter

Posted: 04/11/2014

Organic labels are populating every aisle of the grocery store these days, making options to eat chemically free a lot more available than they used to be. But with so many organic options out there, it’s important to consider what eating organic actually means and when it’s more advisable to pick organic foods over traditional options.To help streamline your grocery...

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More Than Just Clothes: Colors, Styles Motivate and Communicate

Posted: 03/31/2014

The way you dress and the way your clothes fit on you can say a lot about how you feel about yourself, the image you’re trying to portray and if you’re realizing the results you want from your current exercise program. As you box up your bulky winter wear and start pulling out skimpier spring attire this time of year, you can really get a sense about whether your...

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Transitioning Your Workout Routine From Indoors to Outdoors

Posted: 03/17/2014

If you’re like most Americans this winter, the cold, dark, snowy and wet days have more than likely derailed your workout routine and put you in an all-around foul mood.As the desire for sunshine, warm weather and the start of spring sports and activities starts to burn stronger, it’s the perfect time to start putting plans in action to transition from a monotonous...

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Top Five Green Superfoods

Posted: 03/14/2014

It’s nearly spring and St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. While the food most commonly associated with the holiday is typically fat-and-calorie-laden “Irish fry” fare such as corn beef and cabbage, Irish stew and black pudding, there is no reason why you can’t celebrate the luck of the Irish by lightening up your day with healthy green...

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WHO: Daily sugar intake 'should be halved'

Posted: 03/05/2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-26449497

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Strength Training: Women’s Secret Sauce to Looking, Feeling Great

Posted: 02/04/2014

Strength training isn't just for body builders, fitness competitors and men. Building strength is for every mom, businesswoman and female over 30 who wants to look good, feel great and maintain or enhance her athletic capabilities. It’s the missing link to achieving the health and fitness results you want, and it’s absolutely necessary to combat the hormone imbalances,...

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WHAT'S REALLY IN A BIG MAC?

Posted: 01/30/2014

The answer is… a sesame seed bun, American cheese, special sauce, 100% beef patty, sliced pickles, shredded lettuce and onions… or so we're told. On closer inspection when perusing the US McDonald's website there are over 72 ingredients that go into this world famous burger. Many of which I wouldn't be happy putting in my (or my kids) mouths.I can hardly refer...

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