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Fat Doesn’t Make You Fat

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Don’t fear fat! Fat doesn’t make you fat. Some of the most nutritious foods out there are high in fat. The human body needs fat, because it gives us energy, builds cell membranes, helps with blood clotting and muscle movement, reduces inflammation, and helps us absorb some...
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The Truth About Aspartame

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You’ve probably heard of the low-calorie sweetener aspartame or have seen it in on the nutrition label of a food you’ve purchased. In fact, you probably have consumed it without even knowing- 200 million people around the world consume this ingredient throughout the year! It is...
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How to Manage Post-Holiday Bloating

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The holiday season isn’t even over yet, but you’ve already had your share of stuffing, turkey, wine, pie, cookies, and every other goodie you can possibly imagine. Often, after indulging in all this food, a person can feel bloated, which is when the stomach is swollen after...
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Nutrition During the Holidays

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Turkey. Stuffing. Pies. Candy canes. Egg nog. The holiday season is a time notorious for sweet treats and expanding waistlines. People spend time with their friends and families at parties and special gatherings, which unfortunately are planned around lots of high-calorie meals...
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How to Manage and Lower Your Cholesterol

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More than 100 million adults in the United States have high cholesterol. When a person has high cholesterol, his or her risk of getting heart disease or having a heart attack increases. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the states. Over 2,100 Americans die each...
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Foods to Eat for a Stronger Immune System

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Getting sick is a bummer, and unfortunately, even the healthiest of people can catch a bug. No matter the time of year, germs and viruses are out there for people to pick up. Techniques for lowering your risk of infection include: washing your hands often, using hand sanitizers,...
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The Buzz About Resveratrol

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You may have been hearing about the supplement resveratrol a lot lately.  Resveratrol is an antioxidant found in red wine, grape skins, cranberries, peanuts, and blueberries. It is also sold as a supplement. Many health and fitness websites, blogs, and magazines have been...
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What Are Macronutrients?

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Have you heard of the term “macronutrients”? It isn’t usually used in daily conversation when talking about diet and nutrition, but the components of macronutrients are terms you may be more familiar with: protein, fat, and carbohydrates. In the fitness industry, there are many...
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Benefits of Adding Spicy Foods to Your Diet

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Love putting hot sauce on almost everything you eat? Good news – it’s not just tasty, it’s good for you too! Most people know that they get a myriad of health benefits from a balanced diet full of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy, lean proteins, and healthy fats.  It turns...
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All About the New Nutrition Label

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In case you missed it, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods on May 20th. The current nutrition label is more than 20 years old and the FDA felt the change was necessary so that consumers have the most accurate...
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Should You Go Gluten Free?

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“Gluten-Free” is a hot, trendy topic right now in the health and nutrition world. From bread and cookies to chips and cereals, a person can find a gluten-free option for almost every product in their local store these days. Should you go gluten free? That’s something for you and...
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