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Decoding Detox Diets

by Lori Sciame April 27th, 2017 | Diet
Many men and women across the United States have chosen to jump on the detox diet bandwagon. They literally starve themselves to ensure rapid weight loss.  With summer on the horizon, people may become desperate to drop unwanted pounds quickly in order to fit into last summer's swim suit so these types of diets will become even more popular. But do detox diets really work?  More importantly, can they actually hurt a person more than help him or her?  Read this article concerning the detox craze on our sister publication, My Fitness Tunes.  You may be surprised
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Steps to a Healthier Restaurant Meal

by Louise February 9th, 2017 | Diet
Dining out can be a welcome excursion from cooking your own meal, but it can also lead to deviations from healthful habits. Restaurant meals tend to be oversized and overloaded with fat and sodium. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to make your break from home cooked meals as healthful as can be.

Before you go. Try to get a look at the menu beforehand to see if there are some reasonably healthy options. If you're wondering about substitutions, call ahead to see if they will be possible. Some restaurants are more willing than others to make special
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Is a Raw Diet for You?

by Kimberly Hays September 15th, 2016 | Diet
Raw diets are gaining in popularity, and though it sounds healthy to eat an abundance of fruit and vegetables there are also concerns with the diet. The benefits are that you get an abundance of fiber that keeps your body cleansed, and you are not getting excess sugar, salt, and preservatives from processed foods. There are also some disadvantages to the diet, like not getting all of the nutrients out of some foods because these nutrients are released when cooked, and you could become vitamin D deficient on a raw diet. To find out more, visit our sister publication,
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Get the Buzz on this Superfood

by MPK August 4th, 2016 | Diet
The term superfood is popular currently.  Although it can have slightly different meanings, typically it is used in reference to foods that have great nutritional value.  Some superfoods contain antioxidants; others are known to positively affect one's health.

This week on our sister publication, Health Eagle, bee pollen was discussed as a superfood.  Containing a great amount of vitamins and antioxidants, it is a unique food to add to your daily routine.  Bee pollen is available in several different forms and has been seen to help with certain health issues.

To learn more about this superfood, click here.
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Foods for Warmth

by Lori Sciame June 30th, 2016 | Diet
What one eats before or after a workout in cold weather can have a big impact on one's ability to stay warm.  Instead of chilly foods, including frozen juice bars and frozen yogurt, one should focus on foods that actually warm the body.  Click on this link to read an article on our sister web site, My Fitness Tunes, to learn more about what foods will keep an athlete warm during a foray in freezing temperatures. Think hot chocolate, chili, and more!
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