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Spice It Up!

It’s the little things, like adding a little spice in your life that can add extra disease-preventing qualities to your diet. There are certain spices in particular that are proven to have medical powers. Spices can also be added to anything and at anytime. This makes it very simple to add health benefits to your meal and even beverage! Tumeric …

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4 Healthy Foods that Won’t Break the Bank

Ever feel like it’s nearly impossible to eat healthy without going into debt or having to sell your left arm? Same…Being a graduate student, I have to be careful about what I spend my money on. However, I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks over the past few years that help get me through! Next time you go to …

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Kabocha Squash: The Squash You Didn’t Know You Were Missing

Several years ago, I was perusing through the isles of the local natural foods store when I came across an odd looking vegetable in the produce section. It looked like a cross between a pumpkin and an acorn squash. Upon closer examination of this UFO (unidentified food object), I learned that it was called a Kabocha squash. Always up for …

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Crazy About Collagen

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, found in bones, skins and tendons. Essentially, it is the substance that holds the body together. Thanks to this protein, we’re better able to move, bend and stretch. It’s also responsible for the shininess of our hair, glow of our skin and strength of our nails. Collagen was one of …

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Salads for Spring

I don’t know about you, but my eating patterns seem to change with the seasons. In the winter I like to fill up on hearty comfort foods to cope with the cold weather, but when spring rolls around, I enjoy lighter meals with fresh fruits and veggies, and it’s always a bonus if they’re colorful! One of my staples during …

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OMG for Omegas!

The Western Diet has caused a distorted ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 intake. Majority of people are consuming Omega-6 fatty acids and don’t even know it. Omega-3 intake however has been reported to be the lowest it has ever been. Both Omega-3 and Omega 6 are essential fatty acids, meaning the body cannot make them on their own. Both are …

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Healthy Cups of Caffeine

Do you ever need a caffeine fix but don’t want to turn to coffee or a soda filled that leaves you with the jitters? I often find myself needing a mid-afternoon pick me up but it’s too late for me to grab a classic cup of joe. Luckily there are lots of other healthier drinks and foods that contain caffeine …

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All About Kombucha

Kombucha is a fermented tea that has been consumed for thousands of years. Originally found in China and Japan, kombucha offers the same health benefits of tea with the addition of probiotics and antioxidants. Many health experts believe that this fizzy beverage may help treat all sorts of chronic health problems. How it’s made Kombucha is produced by the fermentation …

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Protein Bars: Yay or Nay?

Am I the only one that cannot stand the taste of a protein bar but still for some reason eats them? They’re a great grab and go snack easy snack for a long day. This doesn’t mean that they always taste good. I did some digging to see what the best protein bars are and what some better tasting alternatives …

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Cauliflower: The Most Versatile Veggie

Calling all veggie lovers! You may have already hopped on the cauli-crust pizza train or dabbled with cauli-fried rice, but this vegetable is coming to replace more than these delicious foods. You’ll begin to notice how familiar frozen food brands such as Birds Eye and Green are now expanding to produce more versatile cauliflower based foods. The gluten-free, plant-based and …

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