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Health Trends in 2014

From “super” foods like quinoa and kale, meal plans like the Paleo diet, and fitness crazes such as Tabata training, 2013 had its fair share of health trends. New ways to get and stay healthy are always in the spotlight as more than 30 percent of Americans are classified as obese. So what’s in store for 2014? Here are some predictions…

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Goodbye Trans Fats: What That Really Means for You

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that it will require the food industry to gradually phase out all trans fats because of the serious negative health effects they have on Americans…

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The Low-Down on Sodium

If you’re like most Americans, you’re getting too much sodium in your diet — according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 3,400 mg on average. You may already know that too much sodium can be detrimental to your health. However, you may not be exactly clear on why too much sodium isn’t great, where it’s found, and how you can reduce sodium without compromising on flavor…

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Foraging the Farmer’s Market

With the warm weather comes a plethora of farmer’s markets that sprout up every spring. They can be an overwhelming experience, with so many stands and fresh produce to navigate. You may find yourself puzzled and going home empty-handed, or on the other hand, buying foods you’re unsure how to use, leading to waste. So what’s a shopper to do?…

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Super Snacks for Super Bowl Sunday

Besides watching the game and enjoying the commercials, Super Bowl snacking is one of the main attractions of game day. In fact, Americans consume more calories during the Super Bowl than nearly any other day during the year — second only to Thanksgiving…

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Super Snacks for Super Bowl Sunday: Part 2

Super Bowl snacking is as much a part of game day as the actual game. Typical snacks are laden with calories, not to mention the countless bottles of beer you’re washing it all down with. A major fumble is that there isn’t much redeeming nutrition in those calories…

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Lighten Up Your Winter Diet

During the long winter months, you may find yourself craving heavier meals and comfort foods. Maybe it’s because the cold weather keeps you indoors and comfort foods are more convenient, or you feel nostalgic for certain foods when winter rolls around. Whatever the reason, it’s completely natural…

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Have a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season

It’s about that time when every week is filled with a work party, cocktail hour or special dinner to celebrate the holidays. When you’re faced with nostalgic foods and drinks at every turn, it’s easy to veer off a healthy eating path during the holiday season…

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Lessons to Learn From Olympic Athletes

As athletes are gearing up to participate in the 2012 London Olympic Games, they are working on getting their bodies and minds into peak condition. The healthy habits they adopt during training periods can also benefit us non-Olympians…

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