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  • Squash
    Meatless Monday February 23, 2015
    Maximum LivingMeatless MondaySquash BenefitsVitamins – squash is rich in beta-carotene which the body uses to make vitamin A. Vitamin A is important for bone growth,vision, and reproduction. The vitamins vary based on the color of the squash...
  • Peanuts with skin
    Peanut consumption in the first year of life reduces peanut allergies
    Peanut consumption beginning in the first 11 months of lifeHe prevalence of peanut allergy among children in Western countries has doubled in the past 10 years, reaching rates of 1.4 to 3.0 percent and peanut allergy is becoming apparent in Africa...
  • Eating plenty, but not tons of protein is best for muscle growth and health
    Why you may be eating too much protein
    Optimal protein intake for athletes and physique sport competitors is one of the most important aspects to diet since we first realized how pivotal a role protein plays in muscle and performance. There are so many variables involved in determining...
  • Grocery Bag of Junk Foods
    Highly processed foods linked to food addiction
    Highly processed foods may share traits with drug abuseThe predominance of obesity in the United States continues to increase, with more than 85% of adults projected to be overweight or obese by 2030. Numerous causes contribute to the obesity...
  • A healthy breakfast on the road? Say yes to eggs and coffee, no to sugar
    A healthy breakfast on the road? Say yes to eggs and coffee, no to sugar
    Recommendations Thursday, a government advisory committee, gives the thumbs up for coffee and eggs, but stands strong against sugary drinks. The committee has made recommendations on foods that we consume regularly that will go into consideration...
  • Whole30
    The Whole30 Truth, and Nothing But the Truth (+ giveaway!)
    In mid-January, Ben and I startedWhole30, which we viewed asa 30-day “experiment,” a fresh start for the new year. If you’re not familiar with the program, it’s a “short-term nutritional reset,” designed to help...
  • Jumpin' onto the scale, whoohoo!
    You can lose weight simply by adding more plant-based dietary fiber
    WebMD states that though dietary fiber isn’t a magic pill for weight loss, it does have the power “to help fill you up without filling you out.” This is because keeping hunger at bay, a challenge with dieting in general, is an...
  • Healthy People Exercising
    Eating More to Lose Weight? Latest Health Research
    It's past the winter solstice and the days are getting longer. Although the chill in the air is still evident, and we can still see snow in the forecast (and on the ground), we can't help but think about our summer bodies, and our earlier...
  • WORKOUT PAIN FREE
    Five Ways to Reduce Pain in the Body
    If you’ve been sticking to the same type of workout for more than six weeks, you may start to see diminishing results. Your body gets more coordinated at activities the more you do them and figures out how to get them done with less calorie...
  • best foods to eat before exercising
    What are the best foods to eat before working out?
    Working out is stated to be a passion for many, especially those, who would like to have a strong physique. There are presently varying opinions as to when and what is to be consumed before working out, irrespective of the type of exercise that is...
  • Dates
    Meatless Monday 02/09/2015
    Maximum LivenMeatless MondayDatesDates have simple sugar and are instant energy givers. Dates are a good source of fiber and help stop the storage of LDLcholesterol in the stomach. It helps protect the colon from collecting cancer causing...
  • Bodybuilder posing
    Why not eat like a bodybuilder?
    You are probably thinking this answer is easy, “because I'm not a bodybuilder!” This would seem like a common sense answer. However, if you think about the question a bit deeper, it is, in fact, a great one to ask.You see,...
  • weather
    Climate and herbal medicine
    Climate is important. People forget that their bodies adjust to the climate in which they live. Those who live in the north are familiar with the odd feel of warmth and excitement of wearing summer clothes on the first spring day that gets up to...
  • Best diet valentine candy, low-calorie Valentine's Day chocolates for cravings
    Best diet valentine candy, low-calorie Valentine's Day chocolates for cravings
    So you're trying to lose weight--maybe you've succeeded in dropping pounds. And then those dumb holidays, like Valentine's Day, with all that candy! It's so hard to resist when those sweets cravings hit. You can diet and still...
  • Juice
    Norwalk juicer's top 14 fat-burning foods
    Having recently purchased a Norwalk juicer, I was very happy to find a list of the top fat-burning foods on their website.Among its other benefits, juicing is wonderful for weight loss. This summer I completed a 30-day juice fast during which I...