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Nutrient Dense Foods to Fuel Your Long Distance Runs

Thanks to advances in medicine and food science we now know the specific nutrient density of food as well has how our bodies react to those foods. It is an amazing time to be an athlete with this wealth of information at our fingertips. What…

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Healthy Takes on Fast Food: All the Flavor, Half the Calories

People who love cooking, first and foremost love eating, which is why they enjoy trying out all new recipes, improving old ones, adapting them to their own taste, adding a little something-something on the side and creating a whole plethora of extraordinary things. Eating meals you…

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Healthy Mac and Cheese Makeovers

Mac and cheese, with its rich flavor and creamy texture, is perhaps the ultimate comfort food, especially for those cold winter nights. But there’s no denying that it’s a heavy and calorific choice, as well as lacking in nutritional value. Mac and cheese is a…

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Why Carbs Really Aren’t the Enemy

When you hear the term carb, what comes to mind? Bread? Pasta? Potatoes? Those are not the only form of dietary carbohydrates. Carbs can be found in fruits and vegetables as well, in the form of natural sugars and starches. Cutting carbs — eliminating foods…

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10 Healthy and Delicious Game Day Recipes

There is a chill in the air, leaves are starting to change and pumpkin-flavored everything is all the rage. That means it’s time for football! With football season comes viewing parties with lots of great food. Greasy wings, fatty cheese dips and decadent desserts are…

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Quick and Easy Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes

Have you looked at the ingredient label of a store-bought salad dressing lately? Chances are strong that you can’t even pronounce some of the ingredients, much less know what they taste like or what their purpose is. Why ruin a perfectly healthy fresh salad with…

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10 Healthy Snacks to Keep at Your Desk

When you get the munchies at work, it’s easy enough to treat yourself with some time away from your desk and a vending machine goodie. We’re all guilty of it, so don’t worry. We all get that candy bar or bag of chips, and then…

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10 Food Apps for Your Foodie Needs

Food apps are no longer designed with just the diet-conscious health nuts in mind.  Now they’re for everyone for every purpose, be it recipe organizers, diet planners, calorie counters, restaurant locators, restaurant recommendations—the list can go on and on.  There are thousands of these apps…

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How to Replace Unhealthy Fats With Greek Yogurt

It seems as if everyone is into clean eating these days, and for good reason. The health benefits of eating clean are numerous and can include a reduction in cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar. Clean eating isn’t about being on a restrictive diet that…