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Easy & Natural Ways to Improve Your Skin

Your skin covers up all the important things inside your body, so you should take good care of it, right? Sometimes it can be hard to know how we can best take care of our skin. There’s always a new product that claims to be able to solve all your skin problems. I don’t have the time or money to try out all these products, so I look for natural ways to improve my skin! I’ve always had a lot of acne and dry skin, especially around […]

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Healthy Cooking Made Easy: 5 Reasons You Need a Slow Cooker

For healthy cooking despite a chaotic schedule; for a stress-free feast; for something simply delicious—you need a slow cooker. This amazing little kitchen appliance can create hearty dishes and healthy sides, with little to no supervision. It’s designed to simmer food at a low temperature, while you go about your day. Four, eight, or even 10 hours later, your house smells amazing and your meal is ready, warm and waiting to be eaten. Some slow cookers come with just low, medium and high settings, while others offer […]

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11 Awesome Vegetable Recipes That Aren’t Salads

Did you know that only one in 10 U.S. adults meets the federal vegetable and fruit intake recommendations, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention? Are you one of the naughty nine? You shouldn’t be. Veggies supply many of the vitamins and minerals you need to stay healthy. Not only that, they’re chock full of phytochemicals—plant chemicals that have been linked to protection from most of the deadly or chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes. You should be feasting on at least […]

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What You Should Know About Soy

There’s a lot of confusion about soy — the different types and the science behind its effect on your health. Here’s what you should know about soy and is soy healthy? Over the years, studies have emerged with conflicting findings of soy and its effects on health. While soy products generally provide a good source of protein alongside important nutrients, some studies have led us to believe that soy supports heart health, cancer prevention, and even weight loss. Others have suggested that soy may be a cause of […]

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4 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Your Gut

Most people go through each day without giving their gastrointestinal system, often called the gut, much thought at all. However, if they knew that this part of the body had so much power over their physical, emotional and mental health and well-being, they may pay more attention. If you have yet to get familiar with your gut, consider these facts you may find surprising as well as methods for boosting a healthy GI tract. It Holds Majority of Immune SystemDid you know that 80 percent of the […]

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DHA Supplementation During Pregnancy: How Much is Enough?

Are the current recommendations for DHA supplementation during pregnancy adequate? Research presented at the 7th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition suggests a higher intake may be more beneficial. Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the 7th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition (ICVN). ICVN happens every five years and it’s a time for researchers, scientists, and others interested in vegetarian nutrition and lifestyle to gather and discuss the latest scientific breakthroughs in the field. It was the first time I’d attended the Congress, and I was eating […]

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How Nutritionists Bounce Back From a Binge

Parties, holidays, birthdays, bad days—sometimes a binge happens. Even to people who know the dangers so well, like LeeAnn Kindness, Jeff Chiarelli and Deanna Otranto from Nutrisystem’s team of nutritionists and weight loss pros. We asked them to tell us about their smartest strategies for getting back on track after a bout of unhealthy eating. Here’s what nutrition experts do after they give in to a binge… and why: 1. Forgive and forget. “Know that you’re not perfect. Striving for perfection can sabotage your goals,” LeeAnn says. […]

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8 Calorie Bombs at the Salad Bar

In a country where only 32 percent of people don’t get their recommended daily servings of vegetables, salads are awesome. And, with the gazillion salad-focused restaurants that have popped up across the US, they’re more delicious than ever. But don’t be fooled into thinking they’re all great choices for people on weight loss programs: There’s a reason there are so many lists of fast-food and fast-casual salads that have more calories and fat than a Big Mac. Keep your salad truly healthy by avoiding these eight sneaky, […]

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How to Make Easy Dill Pickles

Learn the simple secret to making easy dill pickles at home. Typically, pickles can offer more vitamins and fiber than cucumbers — especially when they’re naturally fermented, but be mindful of the sodium and sugar content in some brands you find at the store. Traditionally, you use fermentation over a long period of time to achieve the perfect dill pickle. Fortunately, if you don’t have time to wait — or you just want your pickles STAT — you can use an overnight method like I share here […]

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7 Simple Stir-Fry Recipes That Are Anything but Boring  

Stir frying, which is a Chinese cooking technique that involves cooking food in hot oil—traditionally in a wok—has become very popular in American culture. After all, it’s an easy way to prepare home-made meals that the whole family will enjoy. Of course, as with any dish or cooking style, the ingredients that you choose make all the difference in the health factor of your meal. While you may think that healthy stir-fry recipes might be lacking in flavor and creativity, we have created some that are anything […]

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