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Nuts for Coconut Water?

by Bea November 13th, 2013 | Diet
Coconut water has become a popular drink of choice over the past few years. Some are even using it as a natural alternative to sports drinks. However, is it really better than Powerade or Gatorade? Are you really getting the nutrients that you need out of it? Coconut water comes from immature coconuts, so it is 95% water and the rest are vitamins and minerals. It is fantastic for getting potassium into your body, which is necessary for healthy muscles and balancing the fluids in your body. However, it is a little low on sodium, but is it too low
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Dieting Without Counting Calories?

by Kimberly Hays November 7th, 2013 | Diet
Can you imagine being on a diet where there are no restrictions on the foods you can eat and you never have to count calories again? The Step Diet allows you to eat anything you want, but you have to cut your portion sizes down by 25%. The other part of the diet is that you have to get moving. You have to work up to taking 10,000 steps a day, and can start with as little as 2,000 steps daily. You can also stay on this diet indefinitely because this diet is more of a permanent lifestyle change,
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Smart Ways to Snack When You Fly

by R. Carnavale October 31st, 2013 | Diet
Why pay exorbitant prices for good food when you're stuck in an airport terminal or on a plane? You can save a fortune and eat well when you travel if you plan ahead. You'll need to check TSA's rules regarding food and beverages and maybe do a little meal preparation, but the time and effort you spend before your flight will be well worth it once you're on board feasting on a delicious, nutrient-filled snack that's easy on your wallet, too.

To learn more about healthy snacks when you fly,  please visit our sister site, My Fitness Tunes, or click here to access
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Everyone Can Afford Superfoods!

by Kimberly Hays October 24th, 2013 | Diet
Are you like many people who think that you have to spend a large chunk of your weekly grocery budget to buy superfoods for their many health benefits? The truth is, there are many superfoods that are budget-friendly, and can even lower your grocery bill if you use them as a substitute. For instance, replacing red meat with mushrooms for one meal will reduce the calorie intake by 300 calories for that one meal of the same portion size. They also contain leptin, which studies have shown will keep you feeling fuller, longer. To learn more about the benefits
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Too Much Protein?

by Bea October 17th, 2013 | Diet
Is it possible to get too much protein? If there is one thing you should know about life, is that almost everything should be done in moderation. So, to answer that question, yes, of course it is possible to have too much protein!

Some people think that they are helping their workout by fueling themselves with protein shakes and powders before, during, and after their workout. However, you can actually hurt yourself by doing that, as unused protein will just be used inefficiently, or stored as fat.

To find out more, visit our sister publication, My Fitness Tunes, or click here to access
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