Spice Up Your Health – With Cinnamon!

The period of pumpkin is done and we are now tuning our salivary glands toward the season of cinnamon! Cinnamon rolls, cinnamon lattes, cinnamon cider! One of the top ten most popular spices worldwide, cinnamon is not just a way to spice up your breads or your oatmeal. It provides …

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Tips To Turn Holiday Treats Healthy

Tips To Turn Holiday Treats Healthy

Visions of sugarplums may be dancing in your head, but your conscience is telling you to cut that out.  You know that those decadent holiday favorites, but sweet and savory, are loaded with sugar, salt and fat —and that this is the hardest time of year to make healthy choices.  But healthy …

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Thanksgiving: A Fit and Healthy Feast

It’s the most gluttonous day of the year, but that doesn’t mean you get a a green light for having a free for all. We need to remember that Thanksgiving is really all about spending time with family and reflecting on what we have to be grateful for as the …

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The Long-Term Effect of Weight Teasing on Girls

Jennifer Leslie was always the tallest kid in her class, but also the heaviest. She was never an unhealthy eater, but was constantly ridiculed for her size. Once puberty hit, Leslie grew more height-wise and thinned out, but was still larger than many kids her age, so the teasing didn’t …

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Why Women Crave Chocolate—and How to Increase Your Willpower

You’re doing so well on your diet. You’re controlling your portions. You’re choosing healthy foods. You’re exercising. You’re losing weight. But then that stressful week happens. Your boss asks you to stay late. Your car breaks down, and your kids need you to drive them to extra practices. Your dog …

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Your Omega-3 Source Matters: Supplements Vs. Foods

It’s well known that too much fat in the diet isn’t healthy, but there is a particular fatty acid that is necessary: Omega-3. This is considered an essential fat because it isn’t made by the body and can only be obtained from food. Read on to learn more about omega-3, …

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Monday Meals: Chicken Gyro Salad

We are always on the lookout for a new summer salad, especially one that keeps the kitchen cool. Smitten Kitchen wins the prize this week with a vibrant Chicken Gyro Salad, featuring fresh veggies, grilled chicken and a delicious tzatziki dressing. Serve it with soft pitas for trapping every last …

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Breakthrough Research Shows Black Women Need More Vitamin D

You may have seen our last post on vitamin D. We talked about how many women may not be getting enough. Researchers have called vitamin D deficiency a “pandemic,” stating that a lack of sun exposure (which is required for the body to make vitamin D) as well as low …

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Monday Meals: Slow Cooker Beef Lettuce Wraps with Quick Pickles

Just because it’s warming up outside, this is no time to retire your slow cooker. In fact, it’s the perfect time to free yourself up from kitchen duty. Prep your meals ahead of time, let them cook all day and enjoy a walk before dinner instead of a frenzied hour …

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Monday Meals: Fresh Spring Rolls

When the craving for a crunchy, healthy, flavorful meal hits, most of us start thinking about salad. We love a salad too, don’t get us wrong! But sometimes we need to switch it up, ditch the fork, swap vinaigrette for dipping sauce and make spring rolls. Vietnamese spring rolls are typically …

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