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V-Day Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Shake

V-Day Protein Shake

All the Valentine’s Day treats and desserts can be extremely tempting this month. If you’re sticking with your health goals you’ll want to avoid these empty calorie sweets and candies. However, if you want to treat yourself, do it the healthy way with this Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Shake (let’s be honest, who doesn’t love chocolate covered strawberries this time of year?). Avoid indulging in those heart shaped cookies, red velvet cakes, chocolates, or conversation hearts and instead whip up this sweet treat for yourself and your sweetheart. This Chocolate Covered Strawberry shake not only packs...

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30 Days To A Healthier Heart

Heart Health: 30 Days To A Healthier Heart

Maybe you recently talked with your health care provider and the important topic of heart health came up, or maybe you just think it’s time to focus more on your health. Regardless of what brought you here, heart health is an important step for living an optimally healthy life.  Let’s look at some simple ways you can get closer to achieving a healthier heart in just 30 days. Increase your Activity Level According to the American Heart Association, the most recent guidelines suggest that adults should participate in at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise...

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Why You Need Vitamins When on a Weight Loss Program

Why You Need Vitamins When on a Weight Loss Program

There are more commercial weight loss programs available then ever before. While many of them lead to excellent success stories, some are falling short. One of the biggest shortcomings of some of these plans is their lack of diversity when it comes to vitamins and minerals (micronutrients). While you might be losing the unwanted weight, you may not be giving your body all the nutrition it needs to keep it off. Does this mean you should abandon your commercial weight loss plan? By adding a high quality multi-vitamin to your program you can continue to...

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5 Protein-Packed Healthy Breakfast Recipes

Pumpkin-Banana Protein Pancakes Recipe

Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, and starting your day with a healthy breakfast sets the tone for keeping your body's metabolism and blood sugar on the right path. But, mornings can also be our busiest time of the day, between trying to get ready for the day, getting the kids off to school, etc. All too often we choose the quickest, not the healthiest, breakfast option. To help you start your day on the right foot, we've developed 5 protein-packed, healthy breakfast recipes. These recipes are quick, easy to make...

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4 Tips For Getting Kids To Eat Their Protein

4 Tips To get Your Kids To Eat Enough Protein

One of the biggest gripes many people have about their parenting journey is how picky their kids can be. From what they wear to what they eat – it can be an all out battle. When it comes to their diets, it’s our job to keep them healthy and teach them about healthy eating. When kids are incredibly picky about what goes in their mouth, how can you win the battle? In this article we will look at why kids need enough protein each day and some tips on how to reach this goal. Getting enough...

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5 ingredients to avoid in children’s vitamins

5 ingredients to avoid in children’s vitamins

Children’s vitamins have slowly evolved from chalky, tasteless chewables or liquid drops into tasty gummy vitamins. The problem with this shift is that making vitamins taste great often comes at a cost. Many children’s vitamins on the market now contain ingredients that have no business being consumed by children, let alone in nutritional supplements in general. Here we will look at the 5 ingredients to steer clear of when choosing a multi-vitamin for your kiddos. Prohibit preservatives  Most parents are well aware that preservatives are not something that we want in our kid’s diets. They wreak...

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Gummy vitamins – are they healthy or candy in disguise?

Gummy vitamins – are they healthy or candy in disguise?

The rise of vitamins in a sweet gummy form has risen significantly over the past ten years. When most of us were young, chalky, chewable vitamins were our only option to get our daily-recommended vitamins. In a move to get more kids to happily take their daily vitamin, companies have moved towards gummy vitamins for both children and adults alike. What this has caused many of us to wonder is just how healthy are gummies that taste just like candy? Let’s take a look at whether gummies are a healthy and safe option or more...

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9 Memorial Day BBQ Tips To Keep Your Health On Point

9 Memorial Day BBQ Tips TO Keep Your Health On Track

With Memorial Day just around the corner, millions of Americans are lighting up their grills and getting ready to kick off summer. For many of us, holidays present too many unhealthy options that derail our health. Here are some great BBQ tips to help you enjoy the party, but not sabotage your health goals this Memorial Day. Leaner Proteins Are Great On the Grill A lot of us think of BBQ meals as the traditional fat laden hamburger and sodium-rich hot dogs. However, there are a myriad of delicious alternatives that pack in the flavor without...

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10 Foods That Cause Joint Pain

10 Foods That Cause Joint Pain

Most of us are aware of the foods that we should be eating to enhance our health. What many of us overlook are the foods that impact a diagnosis we are living with. For people who experience joint pain and arthritis, there are ten foods that should be eliminated or reduced your diet. Here we will look at the ten foods that contribute most readily to joint inflammation and pain.   Sugar For those of us with a sweet tooth, passing on desserts might be a struggle. Unfortunately for those with joint pain, sugar is one of...

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6 Healthy Ways To Spice Up Your Water During A Detox

6 Healthy Ways To Spice Up Your Water During A Detox

So you started a detox program. Way to go! You are taking an important step towards better health. Part of your daily regimen is to drink plenty of water to keep everything moving smoothly. This might be easy for the first day or two but what can you do when you can’t stand the sight of your most trusted water bottle? Here are a few creative ways to spice up your water intake and keep water boredom at bay. Add Some Fruit While most of us think to add a lemon kick to our water, why...

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