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  • 8 WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR DAILY WATER INTAKE

    8 WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR DAILY WATER INTAKE

    We all know drinking water has great benefits, but for some of us struggle with getting enough water into our diet. We have found 8 easy ways to help you increase your water intake. 1. Add a splash of citrus If you just can't drink glass after glass of plain water all day, try infusing your water with some citrusy flavor. Just slice up some lemon, lime, or orange, or even all three! Then add to a pitcher or bottle and let it infuse your water with fruity flavor. Keeping a pitcher of this in your fridge at all times will double your...

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  • HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR FRUIT SMOOTHIES ARE HEALTHY

    HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR FRUIT SMOOTHIES ARE HEALTHY

    Fruit is packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants, and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggests that adults eat at least two servings a day. As long as the ingredients in your fruit smoothie are nutritious and you limit your serving size, fruit smoothies are healthy for you. However, if your smoothies contain sugary ingredients and lots of calories, they can detract from an otherwise healthy diet. Fruit smoothies are good for you as long as they don't contain a lot of sugar and don't cause you to exceed your daily calorie needs. What's in a Fruit Smoothie? A fruit...

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  • WHAT DO LABEL EXPIRATION DATES REALLY MEAN?

    WHAT DO LABEL EXPIRATION DATES REALLY MEAN?

    Recently our school participated in a fundraiser to sell salsa. Imagine our frustration when we received the shipment and dozens of jars of salsa had “Best Used By” dates that expired a month before!
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  • ARE CHIA SEEDS EFFECTIVE FOR LOSING WEIGHT?

    ARE CHIA SEEDS EFFECTIVE FOR LOSING WEIGHT?

    Chia seeds are the seeds of the flowering plant Salvia hispanica, which is a member of the mint family. In recent years, these seeds have become a popular so-called superfood.Some people claim that eating chia seeds aids weight loss. In this article, we outline the science behind this claim. We also provide information on the nutrient content of chia seeds and suggest ways to incorporate them into the diet. Can chia seeds help someone lose weight? The high protein and fiber content of chia seeds may help suppress appetite. Chia seeds are rich in fiber, boasting 9.75 grams (g) per...

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  • EVOLUTION COULD EXPLAIN WHY STAYING SLIM IS TOUGH

    EVOLUTION COULD EXPLAIN WHY STAYING SLIM IS TOUGH

    It's not easy maintaining a healthy weight. Even when you manage to drop a few pounds, they often return. Why would the body seem to encourage obesity? New research suggests the answer lies far back in human evolution, with an anti-starvation mechanism that primes the body to store fat. The key to this mechanism is a protein dubbed "RAGE," according to New York University (NYU) scientists working with mice. They believe RAGE evolved to help keep ancient humans from starving when food was scarce. But today, in times of plenty, there's a glitch at work: RAGE is produced to combat...

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  • EAT THE RAINBOW & LOSE WEIGHT

    EAT THE RAINBOW & LOSE WEIGHT

    Eating The Rainbow: Why Eating a Variety of Fruits and Vegetables Is Important for Optimal Health. In fact, the variety of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals in fruits and vegetables have enormous healing powers...

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