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The Best of Barbecue

Posted on May 27, 2020

With barbecue season just around the corner, it’s good to remember to balance your diet with healthy choices. Some barbecue foods tend to have much higher fat content than others, and it’s good to know what foods to avoid. So, jump into this…

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The Superfruit: Acai Berry

Posted on May 11, 2020

Acai berries are a Brazilian “superfruit” that are native to the Amazon region. Acai berries are loaded with healthy antioxidants, and they also supply your body with electrolytes, trace minerals, amino acids and even small amounts of essential…

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Playing a Role on Earth Day

Posted on April 13, 2020

What’s a better way to celebrate Earth Day than by cutting down on food waste? Americans throw away about $165 billion worth of food each year, which is equal to about 35 million tons! This staggering amount of wasted food in the United States has…

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Crunch on Some Celery

Posted on March 23, 2020

Celery is a vegetable of the Apiaceae family and it is well known for its crunchy stalks, which people often consume as a low-calorie snack. It is thought to benefit the digestive tract and the cardiovascular system, and the seeds of the plant are…

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Get Those Zzz’s

Posted on March 9, 2020

Research reveals that getting an average of eight hours of sleep a night is beneficial for optimal functioning of the body. Those individuals who get adequate sleep tend to have better immune function, better memory, are at less risk of harmful…

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Love that Beet!

Posted on February 24, 2020

Beetroot, commonly known as beets, are packed with essential vitamins, minerals and plant compounds that help keep your body healthy. They are low in calories and a great source of nutrients, including fiber, folate and vitamin C. Beets also contain…

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Putting Posture into Practice

Posted on February 12, 2020

Did you know that good posture can reduce pain and inflammation and can promote an overall healthier well-being? It’s true: maintaining good posture actually decreases the abnormal wearing of joint surfaces and stress on ligaments that hold the…

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All About Oats

Posted on January 27, 2020

Oats are among the healthiest grains on earth. They’re a gluten-free whole grain and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Studies show that oats and oatmeal have many health benefits, including weight loss, lower…

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Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Posted on January 13, 2020

We’re probably all familiar with the saying, “A new year, a new you!” January is typically when we start to set new goals for ourselves, yet many times we set goals that might not be achievable. Whether it is a fitness goal, a mental health goal or…

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Black Bean Basics

Posted on December 22, 2019

Black beans are very high in fiber, protein, and vitamins like vitamin A, but they also contain calcium, iron, and manganese. Black beans have high levels of flavonoids, particularly anthocyanin, which have antioxidant abilities that help keep your…

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