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4 simple ways to eat more mindfully this Thanksgiving

For many people trying to maintain a healthy weight, holiday gatherings, particularly Thanksgiving, come with an air of excitement—and anxiety. This beloved holiday is a time to give thanks and gather with those we love, but it may also have you stressing about the ingredients in your favorite family recipes. Here are some practical tips …

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What makes a healthy breakfast? The carb versus fat debate

Eating breakfast in the morning allows your body to “fuel up,” both physically and mentally, increasing energy and concentration levels throughout the day. But given a choice, do you opt for bacon and eggs or something like oatmeal or a bagel with cream cheese? What’s important to consider here is the value of a macronutrient balance. The …

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Feeding your family on a budget: 6 quick tips to lower your grocery bill

For families working with a tight budget, eating healthy can sometimes be low on the priority list. Consistently eating fresh, nutritious food doesn’t have to break the bank—but it does require some planning. Creating a grocery list can help you plan out your week, keep you accountable and discourage impulsive buys. Check out some of …

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Intermittent fasting plus exercise: Helpful or harmful?

Intermittent Fasting (IF) has become one of the most popular weight loss strategies. But does it really work? Can it boost your efforts to lose weight and build lean body mass? Let’s dive in to see what the research says about intermittent fasting and exercise. How intermittent fasting works There are various ways to practice …

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The truth about artificial sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners, also called non-nutritive sweeteners or sugar substitutes, have been a controversial topic for decades. Do they cause cancer? Will they make me gain weight? Can they raise my blood sugar? To help alleviate the confusion, here are answers to common questions about artificial sweeteners. But first, let’s review some of the basics. What …

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How to decode food labels to boost your nutrition

The updated Nutrition Facts label reflects the latest nutrition research scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases, such as obesity and heart disease. But what do we do with these facts? Interpreting the label, which tells you what’s in the food and drinks you consume, can help you make healthier food choices. …

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Sugar and your health: The truth is not so sweet

A little sugar never hurt anyone, right? Research suggests otherwise, as added sugar in the American diet accumulates at an alarming rate. Growing scientific evidence shows added sugar is linked to chronic diseases and obesity, notes SugarScience, an authoritative source for scientific evidence on sugar and its impact on health, developed by health scientists from …

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