Vitamins and Minerals: Are You Getting What You Need?

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Vitamins And Minerals – Make Certain You Get What You Need Vitamins and minerals are essential to support normal physiologic function. There are three characteristics of vitamins: they’re essential for physiologic function, are natural components of food, and when absent from our diet can cause a deficiency. They are either water-soluble or fat soluble, and …

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The Connection Between Exercise And Brain Power

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You shouldn’t begin engaging in regular physical activity only after you’ve already noticed a potential health threat. If you start exercising now, you’ll greatly reduce the risk of diabetes, stroke, and heart disease, amount other health problems. Other benefits of exercise include weight loss and lower blood pressure. However, regular physical activity won’t only keep …

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Top Nutrient Dense Foods You Should Know – Especially if You Are Over 50

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It’s not like 50 is a magical age when everything changes, but as we age it becomes more tricky to keep our lowering need for calories in line with our increasing need for vitamins. To maintain good health as we grow into our 50’s, finding nutrient dense food becomes more … ahem… important. Our requirements …

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The ideal emergency preparedness food: Sprouts

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Sprouts are THE ideal emergency preparedness food! Given the rapidity with which critical global events are unfolding, preparedness just makes good sense. The question isn’t whether or not to be prepared – it is what to be prepared for? Earthquakes, nuclear accidents, tsunamis, power outages and gasoline shortages have been on this week’s menu. Each, …

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5 Ways to Use Apples and Pears

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Two of the most popular superfood fruits to enjoy in the fall are apples and pears. They are both loaded with vitamins and nutrients, have a sweet flavor for healthier desserts, and even go great in more savory dishes. Here are some different ways I use apples and pears during the fall. Problem… I don’t …

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Healthy Food Swaps Using Fall Superfoods

If you want to eat a little healthier in the fall, it doesn’t require completely changing your diet. So often, you can just make a few substitutions with the foods you already enjoy, and will have lower-fat foods that are tasty and nutritious. Here are some healthy food swaps that use fall superfoods. Use Pumpkin …

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Healthy Fall Snacks to Make Ahead

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Eating healthy is often on everyone’s mind, but convenience often wins out. If you want to use super-foods for healthier snacks, making them ahead of time can really encourage you to use them more often. The following snacks are easy to make and allow you to grab-and-go whenever you need to. Cinnamon Apple Chips If …

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