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Eat Your Cabbage!

by Kimberly Hays December 25th, 2020 | Diet
Cabbage is an often overlooked superfood that has so many health benefits that it shouldn't be overlooked. For instance, did you know that cabbage has more vitamin C than oranges? This can help ward off infections and help the body to heal quickly. That’s good to know in winter when illnesses are at their peak. Also, cabbage can help you lose weight because of its high fiber content that will help you to feel full longer. It is also full of antioxidants that will help your body get rid of free radicals that can be cancer causing. To learn
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Is a Raw Diet for You?

by Kimberly Hays September 11th, 2020 | 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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Foods for Warmth

by Lori Sciame June 26th, 2020 | 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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Maintaining a Healthy Diet During Chemotherapy

by Editorial Team June 2nd, 2020 | Diet

While chemotherapy is literally a life saver, it comes with side effects that are very hard to deal with, as anyone who has been through it well knows. One of the most significant challenges of chemotherapy is maintaining a healthy diet, which the body needs to fight infection and maintain strength. Chemo is responsible for a wide range of issues that interfere with healthy eating and affect people quite differently: Chemo can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation, appetite loss, changes in one’s sense of taste or smell that make eating unpleasant, dry mouth, mouth sores, sore throat,

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Delicious and Healthy

by Lori Sciame May 15th, 2020 | Diet
Healthy snacking doesn't have to be boring.  If you have grown tired of carrot sticks, popcorn, and rice cakes, homemade fruit and/or nut bars may be just the snack you and your family have been looking for.  Check out our sister site, My Fitness Tunes, for a post with awesome fruit and nut bar recipes.  The ingredients are simple, and the preparation is relatively simple.  And the best part - no unhealthy preservatives.  Happy, healthy snacking!
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