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Healthy Foods of Summer

by Lori Sciame July 19th, 2019 | Diet
Summer offers long days of sunshine coupled with plenty of heat. Add sufficient rain, and these factors make it possible for a variety of produce to flourish. Food fresh from the garden tastes wonderful, it's low in calories, and best of all, it's good for you!  Read this post on our sister web site, My Fitness Tunes, about summer super foods, and learn about which foods pack the most punch for those that work out.  Happy summer, and happy healthy eating!
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The Cancer Fighting Diet

by Lori Sciame July 12th, 2019 | Diet
Cancer sucks!  We all know people who have suffered from this ravaging disease, and many readers may have battled it as well.  One way to kick cancer's butt is to begin eating in a way as to prevent it from happening in the first place. Dr. Joel Furman has developed what he calls the G.O.M.B.S. Diet to help people to do just that. In essence, he states that greens, onions, mushrooms, berries, and seeds may be the ticket to good health.  Check out this article on our sister site, My Fitness Tunes, for more information
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Hydrate with Food

by Lori Sciame July 5th, 2019 | Diet
During the summer months, humans perspire more in order to keep the body cool.  This can lead to dehydration, especially in older adults.  This is because the thirst mechanism, the feeling of being parched, lessens as one ages.  So keeping hydrated as one ages, and if one exercises outdoors, can be tricky.  The good news is that many foods have a high water content, meaning they can assist in keeping the level of water within the body even.  Check out this article on our sister website, My Fitness Tunes, to learn more about which foods
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Where Men and Women Differ

by Louise June 28th, 2019 | Diet, Health Observance, Men's Health
I'm all for equality, but dieting provides an exception.

There are some facts that can't be argued with. On average, men tend to be taller and more muscular than women. The larger and more muscular one is, the more calories one needs to consume to maintain that size, therefore, men typically need more calories than women. The 2,000-calorie diet, which the nutritional panel on most products is based on, can cause some misleading results; it implies to average person (AKA someone not interested in pulling out a calculator to do the math) that eating a serving of that product will
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Snacks for Student Athletes

by Lori Sciame June 14th, 2019 | Diet
Children who participate in sports have special nutritional needs. From needing additional liquids, to requiring lots of protein to build muscles, active students should be mindful of what they eat and drink. Although all children should consume "good for them" foods, it is even more important for those that engage in rigorous workouts to not eat empty calories. For a lengthy list of healthy snacks, and to learn more about the proper foods for student athletes, visit our sister site, My Fitness Tunes, to read this informative post.
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