Watermelon is a great treat for the whole family and a major thirst quencher on a hot summer day. It is composed of 92% water, which helps to flush out your system. This makes it a good fruit choice when detoxing. Also watermelon is a key source of lycopene, which may help reduce the risk…

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Most of us are looking for ways to shed a few pounds and trim down. It may surprise you to hear this, but going on an extreme diet or trying to completely overhaul your eating habits all at once may not be the answer. Making small and reasonable changes may be the way to get…

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Protein is an essential element of a healthy diet. “It’s an essential nutrient,” says Anne Wolf, RD, registered dietitian and researcher at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Protein serves as a critical building block for cells and tissues throughout our body. “We need it for every function in our body — for healing purposes and…

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I love to take an old family recipe and make it healthier! These muffins turned out much better than I remember from years ago. They are very moist and had a wonderful flavor. I used to add in chocolate chips but decided to try them without. I didn’t even miss the chocolate flavor although adding…

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Have you ever started your morning already thinking about how bad your day is going to be?  Well, chances are you will be right, not because you’re a psychic, but because you told yourself what the outcome would be.  It is easier to go through life undercutting your own capabilities than to constantly nurture them…

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All too often we’ve gone through situations where a ‘thank you’ was more than deserved, but it was never received.  You may not be able to make others say it, but don’t let it stop you from being thankful and expressing that.  One of the healthiest and strongest emotions we can have is gratitude.  It…

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