How to Preserve the Vitamins and Minerals in Your Food No ratings yet.

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The method in which we store, prepare and cook our foods may affect the level of vitamins and minerals available.

Many vitamins are susceptible to damage through heat, air, moisture and light. Minerals are generally more stable, but can also be diminished through cooking processes.

So, what can we do to make the most of the nutrition in our food? Read more

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Herbs Can Keep You Heathy No ratings yet.

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Infection states that around 1 in 3 of the adult population has a problem with high blood pressure. This is often linked with high cholesterol and other health problems. While many patients turn to doctors for prescribed medications blood pressure can be lowered through making a few lifestyle changes. Using more herbs in our diet is one way to do this and a method that can make meal times more interesting as well. Read more

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10 Ways to Foil Food Cravings No ratings yet.

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If we are trying to restrict our calorie intake, one of the major challenges we will have is in fighting those unhealthy food cravings when they come, as they inevitably will! It’s perfectly normal to have these desires, but it’s important to know how to deal with them, as they can easily sabotage any diet and fitness plan. Here are some tips for foiling these unwelcome impulses: Read more

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Healthy Eating Tips No ratings yet.

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It’s still the first month of the year, and you’re possibly still discussing with family and friends your goal to change your eating habits this year. What are you waiting for? Well, you possibly have no clue where to begin.Changing your eating habits for the better can be a little intimidating when you’re unsure of where to start. I think the key to changing eating habits is taking small baby steps and trying different strategies that can make eating healthy a breeze. Read more

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Simple Tips for Weight Loss in 2014 No ratings yet.

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Who doesn’t want to lose weight in 2014?  I am sure that most of us have that as our top resolution for the new year, whether it be 5 pounds or 50 pounds or more.  Of course we all want to lose fat, especially around our middle, but maintain muscle.  These are the tricks that have worked for me in the past.  I, like everyone else I know, tend to eat and drink many things I normally would not over the holiday season, and so when January hits find I need to lose a few pounds. Read more

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Take Out Versus Home Cooked: Finding Family Balance No ratings yet.

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My husband was raised on fast food, not home cooked meals and family dinners, but fast food. I on the other hand was raised eating at home and we rarely ate out. So of course this causes a major battle in my home, simply because he has grown accustomed to eating out, while I would rather eat at home. I have decided to do an article on eating out versus eating in for those who find themselves in the same position. Read more

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Metabolism: Your First Step Toward Weight Loss No ratings yet.

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Knowing about metabolism and how it works will help you losing weight. Simply put, it is the rate at which your body burns calories. Low metabolism leads to weight gain, so it is smart to learn how to keep a healthy metabolism. This is the main key to weight loss and maintaining it. A low metabolism is caused by our choice of food, not getting enough  water, exercise, nutrients, and vitamins. Read more

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The Secret in Being a Healthy “Foodie” No ratings yet.

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There are several different types of eaters. Many are just normal eaters that like certain things and not others. Then there are the vegans and the vegetarians who are more dedicated and disciplined in their eating regimes. Many want to get away from hormones, chemicals, and animal testing. Others just want to get back to the earth and eat what the earth produces. But the foodie is so far to the other end of this spectrum, that it’s really interesting to experience their enthusiasm about food. The following are what I believe to be the four types of eaters within our culture. Read more

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10 Ways to Keep Your Weight Down Over the Holidays No ratings yet.

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Mince meat or pecan Pies? Fruitcake? Eggnog? Candy Canes? Gingerbread? We all have our weaknesses over the holidays. It is a six-week gorge-fest that goes through holiday dinners, parties, Hanukkah, and New Year’s Eve celebrations. Before you know it you are filling out like Santa Claus.

Research suggests that if you are already packing some extra weight you are particularly at risk of weight gain during the holidays. And usually more than just a few pounds.

Here are some tips on how you can plan so you can both stay slim and not sacrifice any fun during the holidays. Read more

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