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Spicy Foods: How Pepper Can Help Curb Hunger

Hot peppers not only add delicious heat to your favorite dishes, they can also provide an array of health benefits. Hot peppers contain a component called ...

The 10 Easy Steps to Weight Loss

Over the last 20 years, food portions have increased dramatically. As the size of our plates have grown, so has the expectation that the larger amount of ...

Five Best-Kept Secrets to Include in Your Diet

You always hear about foods that you need to avoid or eliminate from your diet. What about foods that you should be eating, but may not ...

The Eight Powerhouse Foods You Should Be Eating

These 8 powerhouse foods are filled with nutrients that are very beneficial for your body. Consider adding these foods to your diet to assist in weight loss ...

Smart Substitutions: 5 'Staples' to Trade Out of Your Pantry

Any stop to the grocery store is made quicker and easier when you just have a few 'staples' to pick up. There are many things we ...

9 Tricks to Staying Healthy When Eating Out

Eating out can be a gamble especially for people who are watching their weight or managing certain health conditions. Many of the foods prepared outside of ...

Five Eating Habits You Should Break

Some of your daily habits may be hindering your health or weight loss goals. Little things you do throughout the day can either propel you forward ...

The 411 on Sushi

What exactly is sushi? What about sashimi? Sushi is often touted as being healthy, but not all options at your favorite fish establishment are created equal, ...

Smart Substitutions When Dining Out

Many foods offered at restaurants are not prepared in the same healthful way that you would make them at home. Heavy use of sugar, oil, butter, ...

Healthy Living 101: The Ins and Outs of Fiber

Fiber comes from plants and can be found in fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. Fiber is the portion of plant foods that the ...

Five Common Foods That Are Ruining Your Waistline

When I speak to clients, I frequently hear the words: "I thought that was good for you!" There are many foods that seem to be "healthy" ...

Smart Substitutions: Sweet Cravings

Eating healthy does not mean that you must eliminate all sweets from your diet. You just have to be smart about how you satisfy your sweet ...

Celebrate Valentine's Day in a Healthy Way

Valentine's Day brings not only feelings of love and joy, it also brings high-calorie chocolates, candies, cookies, and other treats. Since February is American Heart Month, ...

Healthy Living 101: Understanding Whole Grains

Whole grains are made up of the entire or "whole" grain, including the bran, germ, and innermost part of the kernel, the endosperm. Each portion of ...

Being a Couch Potato Is More Harmful Than You Think

The idea of "couch potatoes" tends to conjure up images of overweight, lazy unkempt slacker-types. We've heard about the research that has shown that the more ...

Healthy Living 101: Classifying Foods

Foods can be classified by the way they affect the body and/or by their food group. It is important to understand both in order to ...

The Truth About Brown Fat

You may have heard of the term "brown fat" before, so what does that mean exactly? It's not a type of fat you cook with, but ...

Proteins, Fats, and Carbs: How to Balance Your Diet

Dieting can be confusing. High-protein diets claim to help you lose weight quickly, but can lead to high cholesterol and increase your risk for heart disease. ...

Excess Weight Ages Us More Quickly

We all know that being overweight or obese can pose threats to our health, especially at a young age. But what effects does overweight or obesity ...

Healthy Living 101: How to Read a Nutrition Label

Too often, purchasing food can be confusing, especially with all of the persuasive marketing tactics used by food companies. Learning how to read, understand, and compare ...

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