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What you should know about plant-based protein powders

Plant-based protein powders have become a growing health food trend for a variety of reasons, such as diet fads and concerns regarding health, the environment, animal cruelty, sustainability, ethics and religion. At grocery and health food stores, you may see hundreds of plant-based protein powders to choose from. Most protein powders available for sale are

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As restaurants re-open, keep these safety tips in mind

As we begin to move toward opening up restaurants and continue to use carry out services per state regulations, many of us are concerned about keeping ourselves safe while wanting to eat our favorite foods and support local businesses during this health crisis. Restaurants already take measures to reduce the risk of foodborne illness, though

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A guide to making sense of dietary supplements

The majority of adults and children in the United States take one or more vitamins or dietary supplements. According to a survey conducted in 2019 by the Council for Responsible Nutrition, 77 percent of Americans take dietary supplements. In the United States, the dietary supplement industry’s overall economic impact in 2016 is $122 billion and

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Establish a healthy routine in quarantine

With a positive attitude, good motivation and noble intentions we are creating new social habits—socially distancing, repeatedly washing our hands, wearing face masks and working at home as much as possible to adhere to the guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to flatten the curve and reduce transmission of the coronavirus. Alongside

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At home and at work, show your heart some love this February

February, the shortest of the months, is designated as the month of love. (It’s also American Heart Health Awareness Month, National Chocolate Lovers Month and National Bird Feeding Month in the U.S.) Amid freezing temperatures, cold winds and bitter windchill factors, it can be difficult to remember to balance fitness, food and fun. Here are

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Try these simple steps for a healthy 2020

Health should be more than the absence of diseases; it should be presence of strength, vitality, mindful living, happiness and peace. At a minimum, consider eating healthy, exercising regularly and sleeping soundly. It’s the perfect way to begin the new year. A sure way to good health is via healthy eating. Eat mindfully by choosing

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The truths about sugar are not so sweet

You might know sugar by its many other names: words ending with “ose” (sucrose, maltose, dextrose), high-fructose corn syrup, molasses, cane sugar, corn sweeteners, raw sugar, syrup, honey, agave, fruit juice concentrates. But simply put, sugar is a carbohydrate and needs to be addressed as such during its consumption. Most foods have natural sugars in

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The keto diet is popular. But is it something you should try?

This keto diet has been around for a while. It has established uses in helping children with epilepsy (seizure disorder), but more recently the diet has gained momentum as a weight loss trend. Before you get on the keto wagon, here’s what’s important to know. The ketogenic diet is essentially a diet very low in carbohydrates,

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