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December Seasonal Recipe: Grapefruits

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December Seasonal Recipe: Grapefruits

Grapefruits are a cross between a pomelo and an orange, but their name came from the fact that they grew in clusters similar to grapes. They vary in hue from white or yellow, to pink and red, and can also range in taste of acidic, sweet, bitter, or sugary. Grapefruits are available throughout the year, but peak between the months of November and June.

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Nutrition Trend: Fermented Vegetables

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Nutrition Trend: Fermented Vegetables

Fermented vegetables have been around for many years, because of their natural ability to extend shelf life and give foods unique flavors. The reason it has now become somewhat of a “craze”, is because of the recently learned health benefits this process is said to have on food.

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Main Article:  Holiday Cooking

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Main Article: Holiday Cooking

Healthy eating during the holidays can sometimes be a challenge with the many parties and festivities happening all in a short period of time.  The majority of foods at these events can be loaded with saturated fat, salt, sugar and excess calories.  However, this doesn’t have to be the case when hosting your own holiday event and you don’t have to sacrifice flavor in the name of health. 

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True or False:  I Should Consume More Coconut Oil

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True or False: I Should Consume More Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has been all the craze for the past few years.  Not too long ago, it would have been quite a task to track down a bottle of this trendy oil, but now coconut oil is found in most supermarkets and health food stores.  Coconut oil is well-known as a moisturizing treatment for hair and skin, and has been rumored to lower risk of cardiovascular disease, and help with weight loss.

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November Seasonal Recipe: Acorn Squash

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November Seasonal Recipe: Acorn Squash

Acorn squash, a small variety of winter squash, is in season October through December and is named for its resemblance to a large acorn. Like other winter squash, such as spaghetti and butternut squash, acorn squash is considered to be more nutrient-dense than summer squash.

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Main Article: Have a Healthy Holiday Season

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Main Article: Have a Healthy Holiday Season

Keep gratitude in mind this holiday season. Remember all you are thankful for. Savor each 

bite of food and enjoy each moment spent with your loved ones. And always remember to 

think of your accomplishments as well as who helped you achieve them. Happy Holidays!

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True or False: Coffee is bad and should be avoided.

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True or False: Coffee is bad and should be avoided.

Good news for coffee lovers, this is false! Coffee has been consumed for generations and can provide us with great health benefits when consumed in moderation. Research shows that coffee drinkers reduce their risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, certain cancers, heart rhythm problems, and strokes.

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Nutrition Trend:  Batch Cooking

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Nutrition Trend: Batch Cooking

In our busy, time obsessed culture we are always looking for ways to save time and cut corners.  Recently batch cooking, also known as meal prep, has become a popular way to minimize time spent preparing meals throughout the week.

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Main Article: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Main Article: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so it’s time to kick it into gear to save those tatas! Although there is not a sure way to prevent it, there are things you can do to lower your risk. Even though there are certain factors about you that may put you at a higher risk for breast cancer, such as being a woman, getting older, or inherited genes, there are life-style related factors that can be improved to lower your risk.

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Trending:  One Jar Meals

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Trending: One Jar Meals

One of the greatest struggles to eating healthy is the lack of convenience.  You work hard all day, hit the gym, and then head home for some much needed relaxation.  As you start to sink deep into your couch with Netflix open on your lap, you realize, “I didn’t make lunch for tomorrow, [insert angry words here].”

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October Seasonal Recipes:  Pumpkin

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October Seasonal Recipes: Pumpkin

Nothing is more synonymous with October and the autumn weather than pumpkin.  The mere sight of a big orange pumpkin at the local farmers market, pumpkin patch or grocery store can conjure up happy, festive feelings. 

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September Seasonal Recipes: Cauliflower

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September Seasonal Recipes: Cauliflower

The days of avoiding the funky-looking white broccoli on the veggie trays at your office parties are over.  We are here to make you love cauliflower!  "Why should I love cauliflower?” you might ask.  Well, it's pretty simple.

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True or False:  "You have to eat every 3 hours to lose weight!"

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True or False: "You have to eat every 3 hours to lose weight!"

The statement "you have to eat every 3 hours to lose weight" is definitely false.  The need to eat every 3 hours was touted for many years as the best way to lose weight, stemming from the belief that it would boost a person's metabolism.  It was assumed that if you ate many small meals throughout the course of a day you would constantly be stimulating your metabolism and therefore burning more calories.  However, in recent years studies have shown this is not the case.

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Main Article: Sleep and Nutrition

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Main Article: Sleep and Nutrition

Sleep, although important, is sometimes second in thought. People are always so busy worrying about having the proper exercise routines, nutritional plan, and supplement regiment, yet many people deprive themselves of the proper sleep they need during the night. Not getting enough sleep can have an effect on weight gain, and the foods that we eat can have an effect on the quality of sleep we have. Therefore, it is important to make sure we are eating properly, to ensure we are getting enough sleep each night.

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August Seasonal Recipe

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August Seasonal Recipe

Zucchini is a type of summer squash, which can be found at your local farmers market or at the grocery store. It is mostly water and has a tender texture with a slightly sweet flavor. 

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Main Article: The Alkaline Diet

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Main Article: The Alkaline Diet

The alkaline diet, also known as the alkaline ash diet, has gained popularity over the last few years due to claims of improved health, weight loss and avoidance of certain diseases such as osteoporosis, arthritis, heart disease and even cancer. 

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