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The Benefits of Honey

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Helps with Acid-reflux May help with allergies May fight infections May provide relief for colds Properties of honey According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Nutrient Database, one tablespoon of honey (approximately 21 grams) contains 64 calories, 17.3 grams of carbohydrate (17.3 grams of sugar no fiber), 0 grams of fat and 0 […]

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Children are eating a lot more “fake sugar”

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Artificial sweeteners spiked in popularity from 1999-2012 The number of children who eat or drink artificial sweeteners—like aspartame, sucralose and saccharin—has skyrocketed over the years, with a nearly 200% increase from 1999 to 2012, a new study shows. The survey results, published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, reveal that in […]

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“Gluten – Free” is not just a fad!

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There are people are called “PWAGs,” in medical jargon: “people without celiac disease avoiding gluten.” They’re often stigmatized as faddish foodies or placebo-addled hypochondriacs who don’t understand the science behind a serious health problem. According to a new study published this month in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings, their number tripled between 2009 and 2014, […]

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The one spot in your kitchen that is dirtier than your toilet!

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The kitchen’s the heart of the home, but, according to Dr. Charles Gerba, a microbiologist and professor at University of Arizona, it’s also the heart of its germs. Between prepping and cleaning, the kitchen is a veritable incubator for bacteria. Here, Gerba (his nickname is Dr. Germ BTW) reveals the 5 germiest places in your […]

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One of my “FAVORITE” snacks!

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Edamame is the perfect little pick-me-up snack. You may have had it as an appetizer at a Japanese restaurant, tucked away in their fuzzy little pods and sprinkled with salt. But what exactly are those little green bean-looking things? Edamame is a young soybean that has been harvested before the beans have had a chance […]

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Are you ready to get off the diet roller coaster?

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WIN 3 months FREE of my “Recipe Club” at the January nutrition clinic!! “Simple Nutrition” This is the time of the year that many people decide to lose weight and to start exercising. There are no magic pills or supplements to take when it comes to being healthy. People must learn to eat healthy, mindfully and […]

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10 tips to help you feel healthier and lighter!

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1. Use less pasta and add more vegetables 2. Use a smaller plate 3. Choose snacks that are under 200 calories 4. Read the nutrition labels for the serving size 5. Add fiber to every meal to feel fuller 6. Drink 2 glasses of water with some lemon when you wake up in the morning […]

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10 Tips to Eating Right on a Budget

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As U.S. food prices continue to rise, shoppers are challenged to find more economical ways to buy groceries and prepare healthy meals. Here are 10 tips for stretching your food dollar. 1. Plan Menus and Make a List. A sure way to overspend is by wandering aimlessly through the aisles and tossing whatever looks good […]

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Do you know what’s in your “Kids Meal” when you eat out?

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TUESDAY, Dec. 27, 2016 (Health Day News) — Most items offered on children’s menus at major restaurant chains in the United States have too many calories, a new study finds. Fifteen child nutrition experts who were consulted for the study recommended a maximum of 300 calories in main dishes for children, such as a burger […]

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A Healthy Gut for 2017!

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If you’re making resolutions for a healthier new year, consider a gut makeover. Refashioning the community of bacteria and other microbes living in your intestinal tract, collectively known as the gut microbiome, could be a good long-­term investment in your health. Trillions of microbial cells inhabit the human body, outnumbering human cells by 10 to […]

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