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5 heart-healthy benefits of dark chocolate

A little dark chocolate can go a long way as a delicious treat that packs a superfood punch. But, it’s not just any chocolate. Dark chocolate—the purer and darker the better—is the chocolate of choice when you want to indulge in a more heart-healthy way. 1. Protects against diseases Authentic minimally processed dark chocolate contains …

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Food labels 101: What Organic, All-Natural, Non-GMO and Grass-Fed really mean

“Raised Cage-Free.” “Certified Organic.” “All-Natural.” “No Hormones.” These are some of the food labels you may notice in the poultry case at your local grocery store today. But what do they mean? Are they important? Is the product with these labels better or more nutritious than the one that doesn’t have it? Deciphering food labels …

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The alarming rise of eating disorders and how to spot the signs

Eating disorders are behavioral conditions that impact eating behavior. If you looked around a crowded theatre or sports arena, would you be able to tell how many people in the crowd have an eating disorder? Could you recognize some signs that might tip you off? How common are eating disorders? It might surprise you to …

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4 simple ways to spice up your meals for a more diverse diet

Have you been feeling burnt out by the meals you usually make or have you lost the connection you used to feel with your meals? Switching things up in the kitchen can help provide variety in your diet and prevent repetitive meals, boosting your health and happiness at the same time. Here are some tips …

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Intuitive eating: What it is and what it isn’t

Intuitive eating has become very popular in the last year or so — so much so that it is being misconstrued by dieting and wellness companies and influencers. To set the record straight, I’m here to explain what intuitive eating really is and why it isn’t another diet or trend. What intuitive eating is All …

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Taking stock of bone broth: Is it really worth the hype?

Have you been intrigued by the growing collection of bone broth recipes out there? Bone broth is trending, but don’t let its recent popularity fool you. Bone broth has been around for ages and has been used in Chinese medicine for over 2,000 years. So, what exactly is bone broth and what are the benefits?  …

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5 highly nutritious yet underrated foods to add to your diet

As a registered dietitian, I am often asked, “What foods I should be eating? Can you give me a list of healthy superfoods?” This is always difficult for me to answer because I think all healthy foods are “super” in some way. But the idea of having a list of a super healthy and disease-fighting …

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