Probiotics and Prebiotics 101

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Probiotics and prebiotics have been an exploding topic in the nutrition world lately. So what are they? Probiotics are live cultures which can be found naturally in the body and are considered good bacteria for gut health. There are various species of live cultures that are found in foods such

Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

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February is American Heart Month. So what better way to kick it off than with a high fiber breakfast recipe. Dietary fiber (specifically soluble) has been shown to lower total cholesterol and LDL. You can find soluble fiber in oats, legumes, and berries just to name a few. Think of

A Look At Protein Bars And Alternatives

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With the new year, more people are looking to get fit and healthy. This also means more people are looking at protein bars as a meal/snack replacement or post-workout snack. I want to take a moment to examine why people should or should not consume protein bars, the benefits of

Healthy Snacks For The Superbowl

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Whether you are watching the Superbowl for the game or just for the commercials, you are likely going to be eating (or at least tempted by) a bunch of appetizers, pizza, soda, beer. All foods which are very high calorie and can really pack on the pounds. I’m not saying

Packing A Healthy Lunch

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Imagine running around in the morning before work, getting breakfast ready and then eating it, getting everything else you need for work ready to head out the door, and also trying to pack a healthy lunch while almost being late for work. Oh and on top of that it’s snowing

Recipe: English Muffin Breakfast Sandwiches

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Why do they say that? By having breakfast in the morning, it helps decrease overall calorie intake for the day thus helping with weight loss and maintenance. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows reports from individuals who

New Year’s Resolutions: Creating SMART Goals

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It’s that time of year where many people create a New Year’s resolution. Most resolutions involve some form of dieting, exercise, weight loss, etc. But I began to wonder, how were New Year’s resolutions started? The Babylonians were thought to be the first individuals to celebrate and create the idea of keeping promises

Recipe: Turkey Chili

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What’s more perfect than having a bowl of chili on a cold day while watching the football game? This is my healthy take on chili using ground turkey instead of beef and adding lots of veggies. I like to make a lot of this to have it on hand for

5 Dessert Alternatives for a Healthier You

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When it comes to eating healthy, my biggest pitfall is dessert. I’m a sucker for ice cream to be more specific. So for those of you who may be counting calories or just trying to lose weight in general but are craving the sweets this holiday season, here are a