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Watch Your Weight

Watch Your Weight

The Basics: Overview To stay at a healthy weight, balance the calories you eat and drink with the calories you burn (use up). Calories are a measure of the energy in the foods you eat. To lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you…

20 Health Benefits Of Olives

20 Health Benefits Of Olives

Here are some interesting olive health facts:  – Olives eliminate excess cholesterol in the blood.  – Olives control blood pressure.  – Olives are a source of dietary fiber as an alternative to fruits and vegetables.  – Olives are a great source of Vitamin E  –…

How to Eat Healthily

How to Eat Healthily

t’s easier than you think to start eating healthy! Take small steps each week to improve your nutrition and move toward a healthier you. Eight Healthy Eating Goals Small changes can make a big difference in your health. Try incorporating at least six of the…

Choosing Healthy Food: Your Surroundings Can Help Or Hinder Your Dining Choices

Choosing Healthy Food: Your Surroundings Can Help Or Hinder Your Dining Choices

Most of us know what sort of food we should eat to optimize our health and help avoid lifestyle diseases like obesity and heart disease. But we don’t stick to our ideal diets. Part of the reason is that food producers and retailers spend a…

Food Cravings: Chocolate, Carbs, Salt, Sugar

Food Cravings: Chocolate, Carbs, Salt, Sugar

The Truth About Food Cravings Craving a big, fluffy hunk of warm bread does not mean your body is deprived of grains. Food cravings have little to do with nutrients and plenty to do with the brain chemistry of pleasure and reward. Cravings may center…

Healthy Seeds: 11 Edible Super Seeds for Better Nutrition

Healthy Seeds: 11 Edible Super Seeds for Better Nutrition

Why Seeds? Seeds are rich in nutrients and have many health benefits. These small but mighty kernels are high in vitamins and minerals the body needs to function at peak performance. Seeds are extremely versatile and can be incorporated easily into a variety of different…

Nutrition and Healthy Eating: All About Antioxidants

Nutrition and Healthy Eating: All About Antioxidants

What Are Antioxidants? They’re chemicals that fight a process in your cells called oxidation. The main source is plant-based foods, but your body makes some, too. You’re probably familiar with vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, and the minerals selenium and manganese. Plant nutrients and chemicals…

Healthy Eating: Berries and Their Health Benefits

Healthy Eating: Berries and Their Health Benefits

Blueberries The deep blue of these berries does more than making a pretty pie. The color comes from potent compounds called anthocyanins. Scientists think these antioxidants may help protect you from cancer, heart disease, and dementia, and boost your immune system. But we need more…