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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 nachos

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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Starve Off the Winter Blues with Foods that De-stress

Posted on December 9, 2019

The cold, short days of winter are notorious for affecting our mood. Though most of us might feel a little more sluggish during this time, some people get a really bad case of the winter blues, known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Luckily,…

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Cauliflower Chick Pea Taco

Protein Power: Chickpeas!

Posted on November 22, 2019

As a rich source of vitamins, minerals and fiber, chickpeas offer a variety of health benefits, such as improving digestion, aiding in weight management and reducing the risk of several diseases. Additionally, chickpeas are high in protein and make…

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Plant Based Meal

Plant-Based Benefits

Posted on November 11, 2019

It is the age old saying, “you are what you eat”. The question everyone is asking is, “What should I be eating?” Although we hear about exciting fad diets that offer rapid weight loss, the best way to achieve and/or maintain a healthy weight…

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Apple Cranberry Chicken Salad

An Apple a Day

Posted on October 28, 2019

Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fiber. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. An apple a day may just keep…

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Sugar on a spoon

The Not-So-Sweet Facts About Sugar

Posted on October 14, 2019

Sugar, Sugar, Sugar...Although we all like to enjoy a tasty treat once in a while, it’s important to keep our sugar intake in mind as overconsumption can lead to negative effects on our health. Sugary drinks, candy, baked goods and sweetened dairy…

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Sweet Potato Quesadilla

Sweet Potato Secrets

Posted on September 23, 2019

Sweet potatoes are a rich source of fiber and contain an array of vitamins and minerals, including iron, calcium and selenium. They are also a good source of most of our B vitamins and vitamin C. One of the key nutritional benefits of sweet potatoes…

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I Care About Eye Care

I Care About Eye Care

Posted on September 9, 2019

We should be taking care of every part of our bodies, even the parts we can’t see. That’s right, I’m talking about our eyes! For optimal eye health, it is important to consume foods with nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc and…

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Superfoods

Super Superfoods

Posted on August 26, 2019

Superfoods are foods that are especially beneficial to our health and can give our diet a nutritional boost, while reducing our risk of heart disease, memory loss and other health problems. This is because these foods are full of vitamins, minerals…

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