What Is Mindful Eating?

Eating mindfully means eating with awareness. We often mindlessly eat on the run, in front of the television, while surfing the ‘net, even while driving. When eating mindlessly, we often eat the wrong things and end up eating more than we intended. When eating mindlessly, you are often distracted, you aren’t aware of the internal […]

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Health Benefits of Avocado and Ways to Use It

While avocado is most often utilized as a vegetable, it is actually a fruit that grows in tropical and subtropical areas of Mexico, Central and South America. Many of the avocados available in the US are cultivated in Southern California near the Southern border. Avocado has a somewhat nutty flavor with a hint of olive […]

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Benefits Of Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo biloba trees are one of Earth’s oldest species. Fossilized ginkgo trees have been found that date back 150 to 200 million years. Ginkgo biloba trees are native to China and have been used in Chinese medicine for centuries and has become one of the most researched herbs used in alternative herbal medicine. Reported health […]

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Managing Stress

Stress is a part of modern life, it can not be avoided. Stressful situations come at us from many directions, work, school, family or life in general. When you are stressed by a particular problem, situation or event it is important to manage that stress before it adversely affects your health and your relationships. If […]

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Meal Replacement Solutions

When dieting, skipping meals is not a good idea. When you skip meals, you are signalling your body that there is not enough food available and you cannot afford to use any stored fat. Your body goes into “starvation” mode and begins to release hormones that fight to conserve fat, eliminating any chance you have […]

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10 Reasons You Should Shop at Your Local Farmers Market

Are you shopping at your local farmer’s market? You should be, and here are 10 reasons why: Freshness and Flavor – Fruits and vegetables at the market are fresh from the tree, shrub or soil, not shipped from out of state in a refrigerated truck from thousands of miles away. There’s a good chance that […]

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5 Healthy Hummus Recipes

Traditional hummus is a dip or spread made from chickpea puree and flavored with olive oil, sesame paste, garlic, salt and lemon juice. Hummus is a delicious and nutritious snack that can be served with crackers, chips, pita bread or pita crisps, or with fresh vegetables such as carrots, red and green peppers, cucumbers and […]

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Health Benefits of Lentils and Chickpeas  

Regardless of your favorite style of cuisine, chickpeas and lentils can be prepared in a way that suits you. They’re found in American, Spanish and Mexican, Indian, Middle Eastern, and many other cultural foods. Chickpeas are not native to Japan, but are considered a very high end imported delicacy there. Lentils are from the legume […]

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The Truth About Cereals

Do you still believe your breakfast cereal is healthy? That belief started when you were young and watching Saturday morning cartoons and bright, colorful ads filled with smiling, happy children enjoying rainbow colored bowls of cereal served by leprechauns and unicorns. Sadly, those colorful sugary cereals lack fiber, protein or nutrients, and will cause an […]

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The Truth About Energy Drinks

Energy drinks are big business in the United States and sales are also growing rapidly worldwide with global sales over 50 Billion USD annually. Energy drinks are designed to provide a quick shot of energy and claim to also provide nutrients, but are they safe? A Short History Of Energy Drinks Commercial energy drinks have […]

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