Gums: Is There Danger Lurking in Your Food?

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Gums: Is There Danger Lurking in Your Food?

Gums are widely used in the food and personal-care industries as thickeners, stabilizers and emulsifiers, but questions regarding their safety have arisen due to reports of potential side effects. The purpose of this article is to provide you with information on gums so you can make informed, healthy decisions about what you and your family consume.

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3-Step Meal Planning on the Weekend

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3-Step Meal Planning on the Weekend

As with any healthy change, taking an incremental-steps approach is the way to be successful. We know this is true of adopting a new exercise regimen or healthy eating routine, and the same goes for meal planning. Starting small, by planning out just one type of meal for the week, can prevent you from feeling overwhelmed by this process. Use these three tips to develop a realistic meal planning strategy that can save you time, money and stress.

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Nutrition and Brain Health

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Nutrition and Brain Health

Approximately 100 billion neurons in your brain rely on a steady stream of energy to function. The right foods will take care of your brain and keep it functioning properly. Conversely, the wrong foods can speed up age-related brain diseases and disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, cognitive decline and impaired memory. Learn how to nourish both your brain and body by making the right food choices.

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Are You an Apple or a Pear? How to Eat for Specific Body Types

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Are You an Apple or a Pear? How to Eat for Specific Body Types

There’s no one-size-fits-all diet, because all bodies are different. Learn how to identify which body type you have to determine which nutrition and exercise program can help balance your hormones. Following a healthy diet suited to your body type, in addition to getting adequate quality sleep and managing stress levels, is proving to be an effective way to lose weight.

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Ergogenic Aids: Foods That Boost Performance

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Ergogenic Aids: Foods That Boost Performance

While it is tempting to turn to supplements to increase exercise performance and improve recovery, some of the most potent ergogenic aids can be found in the kitchen. Here are six foods that have been shown to enhance performance by improving time to exhaustion, decreasing perceived exertion, increasing speed, decreasing lactic acid production or decreasing levels of fatigue.

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Try This One Week Meal Plan to Boost Your Immune System

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Try This One Week Meal Plan to Boost Your Immune System

The dreaded cold and flu season is here and it feels as if those invisible germs are lurking everywhere. In addition to frequent hand washing, jam-packing each meal with immune-boosting foods is a great way to reduce your risk for getting sick. Give this one-week meal plan a try, which was designed for busy people who don’t have a lot of time to cook during the week.

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Healthy Appetite Reducers for the Holiday Season

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Healthy Appetite Reducers for the Holiday Season

With all of the parties, family gatherings and cookie swaps on the calendar, it’s easy to go overboard and eat more than normal. But your clients don’t have to skip the festivities to keep the pounds from piling on. Arm your clients with these tricks and tips that will help them feel fuller faster so they can enjoy what they’re eating without having to switch to stretchy pants.

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Artificial Sweeteners – Not So Sweet For Baking

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Artificial Sweeteners – Not So Sweet For Baking

‘Tis the season for sweets, but too many treats equal a lot of sugar and calories. Is there an alternative to sugar that you can use in your favorite recipes that will allow you to have your cake and eat it too? If you’re looking to lighten the caloric load of some of your favorite seasonal desserts, here is a rundown of the most common artificial sweeteners and each one’s ability to be used in baking.

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Are Sugar Substitutes Better?

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Are Sugar Substitutes Better?

Sugar has become the Big Bad Wolf of the nutrition and health world. Associated with increased systemic inflammation, high insulin levels, diabetes, obesity, tooth decay and cavities, and cancer, it’s no wonder store shelves are teeming with all sorts of sugar substitutes, each purported to allow you to have your cake and eat it, too. Learn the pros, cons and specific uses of each one.

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DO YOU NEED AN OIL CHANGE? WHICH FATS YOU SHOULD BE EATING

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DO YOU NEED AN OIL CHANGE? WHICH FATS YOU SHOULD BE EATING

From the “low-fat” craze of the ‘80s and ‘90s to the renewed love for fat sparked by the Paleo movement, many people are confused and unsure about fat; specifically, how to tell the good from the bad and how much to have. Here’s what you need to know about the different forms of dietary fats and how they can affect your risk of disease and overall health.

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The One Food You Should Be Eating

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The One Food You Should Be Eating

Wondering which foods should be a part of a healthy, clean diet? Numerous foods make the grade, but some foods, such as dairy, pulses, nuts and seeds, can be considered “triple threats,” as they contain a mix of protein, carbohydrates and fats, making them well balanced from a macronutrient standpoint. Learn why flax seeds are at the top of this list and why adding them to your diet offers numerous health benefits.

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Delicious High-Protein Dinner Recipes

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Delicious High-Protein Dinner Recipes

Eating enough protein is essential for both maintaining and losing weight, as well as for helping muscles repair after workouts. But exactly how much protein do you need? Learn why you may be underestimating your protein needs and how you can get more protein in your diet. Plus, check out these high-protein dinner recipes that are both delicious and easy to make.

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21 EASY FOOD SWAPS

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21 EASY FOOD SWAPS

If you want to achieve better health by making changes to your diet, one critical success factor is taking small steps. These small steps pointed in the right direction will lead you to success in your bigger health and fitness goals. Making many dietary changes all at once can be a resister for disaster; instead, learn to make small changes over a period of time, which is a recipe for success. Try introducing these easy food swaps into your snacks and meals.

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