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Coffee Flour?

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I love a good cup of coffee! In fact, I start every morning with a hot cup of black coffee. When I read this article, I thought why hadn’t someone thought of this before now? I am definitely going to go buy some and try the brownie recipe below. I hope you do too. Article […]

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Do you want to cut back on medical costs?

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Kidney disease patients who eat three to four more servings of fruits and vegetables every day could lower their blood pressure and nearly halve their medication costs, new research suggests. The findings stem from the multi-year tracking of a small group of patients, in which standard medical treatment was compared with the simple nutritional intervention. […]

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Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte

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Many of my friends know that I LOVE all things with pumpkin in it. I found this great recipe on Cooking Light and had to share it with you. Pumpkin Spice Latte – 6 servings 1 cup water 1/4 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar 1/2 cup canned pumpkin purée 2 teaspoons pumpkin […]

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Would a little “nudge” help you to pick healthier meal options?

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According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 5 billion school lunches are served daily in the United States. Additionally, although 99.9 percent of American children aged 12 to 18 consume fruits and vegetables daily, less than 1 percent eat the federally recommended amount of those foods. So the UF/IFAS study could show helpful, […]

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Top rated crock pots for soups and stews this fall

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Amazon – $116 Rated #1 – Best of the Best Amazon – $29.99 Rated #2 – Best Bang for your Buck Read about 3 other crock pot reviews on BestReviews.com Slow Cooker Italian Vegetable Bean Soup 1 lb. dry Great Northern Beans 2 ribs of celery, finely chopped 1 small onion, finely chopped 3 carrots, […]

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White Bean and Pumpkin Hummus with Pita Chips

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I don’t know about you but when it comes to fall, I just love everything pumpkin. I found this recipe recently on Cooking Light and I wanted to share it with you. It’s delicious!! White Bean and Pumpkin Hummus with Pita Chips – 12 servings 3 (6-inch) whole-wheat pitas, each split in half horizontally to […]

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Is your granola healthy?

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       Kind – 9 grams sugar Nature’s Path – 10 grams sugar Trader Joe’s – 4 grams sugar Nutrition Facts The ingredients and serving size of the granola you eat have a major impact on the final nutrition facts. According to the USDA, 1 cup of homemade granola contains approximately 600 calories, 18 […]

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Did your state decrease its obesity rate?

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According to the “State of Obesity 2016 Report”  Better Policies for a Healthier America SEPTEMBER 2016 U.S. adult obesity rates decreased in four states (Minnesota, Montana, New York and Ohio), increased in two (Kansas and Kentucky) and remained stable in the rest, between 2014 and 2015, according to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for […]

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Do you need an easy and healthy lunch recipe for work or school?

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Tomato Pasta Soup – 1 serving 1/2 cup marinara sauce, Low-sodium 1/4 pepper 1/2 cup cooked pasta 1/2 cup zucchini, noodles, ribbons, or chopped 1/2 cup fresh spinach, chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons parmesan cheese Combine marinara, and pepper in the bottom of a 1-pint wide-mouth jar. Layer in pasta, zucchini, spinach, and cheese; seal. Refrigerate […]

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Do you know which health risk behaviors contribute to chronic diseases?

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According to the CDC….. Health Risk Behaviors that Cause Chronic Diseases Health risk behaviors are unhealthy behaviors you can change. Four of these health risk behaviors—lack of exercise or physical activity, poor nutrition, tobacco use, and drinking too much alcohol—cause much of the illness, suffering, and early death related to chronic diseases and conditions. In […]

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