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Healthy Food-Related Gift Giving

by Louise December 30th, 2022 | Diet
It's the holiday season, and for many of us that translates to not only a time for family celebration, but also a time for gift giving! Unfortunately, many food or kitchen-related gifts on the market don't exactly promote a healthy lifestyle, despite how charming they may seem. For example, those doughnut or instant waffle makers being sold at Kohl's are easy to use and work wonderfully as family-pleasers. They also happen to work wonderfully as makers of high-calorie (and specifically high fat and high sugar) creations. Go figure. What can you give this holiday season that promotes good health
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Popcorn as a Healthy Snack

by Bea December 16th, 2022 | Diet
While the popcorn that you get at the movie theater is not exactly the healthiest option, plain popcorn is actually a great choice when it comes to eating a healthy snack. According to a chemist at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, plain popcorn has some great health benefits! In comparison to most other snacks, popcorn actually has more fiber, more antioxidants, less calories, and less fat. One of the best benefits of popcorn is its high level of healthy antioxidants called polyphenols.

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Eat Your Cabbage!

by Kimberly Hays December 9th, 2022 | Diet
Cabbage is an often overlooked superfood that has so many health benefits that it shouldn't be overlooked. For instance, did you know that cabbage has more vitamin C than oranges? This can help ward off infections and help the body to heal quickly. That’s good to know in winter when illnesses are at their peak. Also, cabbage can help you lose weight because of its high fiber content that will help you to feel full longer. It is also full of antioxidants that will help your body get rid of free radicals that can be cancer causing. To learn
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Is a Raw Diet for You?

by Kimberly Hays September 9th, 2022 | Diet
Raw diets are gaining in popularity, and though it sounds healthy to eat an abundance of fruit and vegetables there are also concerns with the diet. The benefits are that you get an abundance of fiber that keeps your body cleansed, and you are not getting excess sugar, salt, and preservatives from processed foods. There are also some disadvantages to the diet, like not getting all of the nutrients out of some foods because these nutrients are released when cooked, and you could become vitamin D deficient on a raw diet. To find out more, visit our sister publication,
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Delicious and Healthy

by Lori Sciame May 27th, 2022 | Diet
Healthy snacking doesn't have to be boring.  If you have grown tired of carrot sticks, popcorn, and rice cakes, homemade fruit and/or nut bars may be just the snack you and your family have been looking for.  Check out our sister site, My Fitness Tunes, for a post with awesome fruit and nut bar recipes.  The ingredients are simple, and the preparation is relatively simple.  And the best part - no unhealthy preservatives.  Happy, healthy snacking!
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