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Main Article: Healthy Holiday Indulgences

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Main Article: Healthy Holiday Indulgences

It’s getting close to the holiday season, a time for heart-warming sweets and holiday parties. Shortly after this festive time comes New Year’s Resolutions of losing that holiday weight gain and eating healthier. Instead of feeling guilty, let’s talk about healthier recipes and how to mindfully indulge to enjoy yourself without missing out on pumpkin pie and other delicious treats.

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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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