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A Yummy Twist For “healthy” PBJ’s

Here’s a very tasty and healthy twist to the traditional Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich. We’ve seen healthy versions that switch up the traditional peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Swapping “white” bread with whole grain (and now) gluten free bread. Of course organic peanut butter and strawberry preserves made them a bit healthier, but there […]

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How Sugar Causes Weight Gain

Most foods affect the body in different ways. Sugar is one of the main ingredients that can make us fat. Sugar (sucrose) and high fructose corn syrup contain two molecules: glucose and fructose. Glucose is absolutely vital to life and is an integral part of our metabolism. Our bodies produce it and we have a […]

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Concerned About Sugar Overload?

                                               Even the healthiest among us can’t help but get into the Halloween fun, and while everything’s good in moderation, sometimes a night of temptation means we allow ourselves to go a little (ok maybe A LOT) overboard. Whether you have snacked on too many trick-or-treating leftovers, eating the kids candy or are still recovering […]

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TOP 5 Cancer Loving Foods – Part 1

Cancer is a disease that can be caused by hereditary and environmental factors. While some people develop cancer regardless of steps taken to prevent it, there is evidence that limiting the consumption of some foods could prevent or delay the onset of cancer, especially for those with a known family history of cancers of the […]

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Sugary Drinks May Break Your Heart

Why Sugar Harms the Heart Sugary drinks have all the same ill effects on the heart as highly refined and processed carbohydrates. Research also shows that your body does not compute the calories you ingest in liquid form in the same way as it does the calories you take in from solid foods. So if […]

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Inflammation – Joint Pain (continued)

We’re up to #8 today, Refined Grains: Pro-inflammatory Agent: A lot of the grains we eat nowadays are refined. They are devoid of fiber and vitamin B compared to unpolished and unrefined grains that still have the bran, germ and the aleurone layer intact. This makes refined grains as good as refined sugars, which are […]

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