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6 Steps to a Heart-Healthy Home

Posted on February 9, 2015 by 4 Comments

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You may be feeling a little extra love this month. Between American Heart Month and Valentine’s Day, your ticker is getting some extra attention. Your heart provides your body nutrients and oxygen it needs to survive.  Make your heart health a priority; it starts in the home.

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How Grapefruit Helps You Lose Weight

Posted on January 26, 2015 by Leave a comment

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Grapefruit is not new to the health scene. It’s been touted as a health miracle since the 1930s. While grapefruit won’t melt away fat, there are many health benefits to eating this citrus-packed fruit regularly. The fruit is in season, meaning it tastes best, during the winter months and early spring, so now is the time to add it to your supermarket shopping list.

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6 Foods You Shouldn’t Avoid

Posted on August 29, 2014 by Leave a comment

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fruitYou can’t eat this. No, don’t eat that. Unfortunately, no is a common word associated with diets. And in some instances, we end up writing off the wrong foods and missing out on essential nutrients. Some foods get an undeserved bad rap, but it’s time to give the following six “unhealthy” foods a clean slate.

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Best Winter Fruits and Vegetables for Weight Loss

Posted on February 17, 2014 by 2 Comments

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Winter does not mean your diet is confined to bland-tasting fruits and vegetables. In fact, winter vegetables hold their own in the flavor and nutrition categories. Shopping for in-season vegetables makes all the difference when it comes to preparing healthy and delicious meals. Add the following winter fruits and vegetables to your grocery list to reap the most health benefits:

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Should You Take Sodium with a Grain of Salt?

Posted on January 20, 2014 by Leave a comment

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Put down the salt shaker—at least that’s what you’ve heard your whole life. But a low-sodium stamp isn’t necessarily a stamp of good health. There is more to the story, and it starts with taking sodium with a grain of salt.

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Battle of the Oils: The Best Oil for Your Health

Posted on November 11, 2013 by Leave a comment

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When you start a weight loss plan, the first step you may take is shunning all fats and oils from your diet. While it’s important to keep saturated fat intake to a minimum, in moderation, unsaturated fats can do the body a lot of good. Here’s the catch: Not all oils are created equal. A number of factors determine the best oil for your health.

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