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Exercise May Keep Your Brain From Shrinking!

Sign me up! EXERCISE. I love the endorphins, calorie burn, mood stabilizing, bone density building and metabolism boosting benefits of many different styles of fitness. The results of a study published in Neurology (2012;79-17) showed that people who exercise regularly show fewer signs of brain-shrinkage and other cognitive deterioration compared with those that have a more sedentary lifestyle. Continue reading

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Sprouts Are Back!

I was scared and disappointed a couple of years ago when a recall on sprouts due to Salmonella made a number of people very sick, leading to a ban on the selling of them. Well, sprouts are back with varieties that are new to me.

The popularity of sprouted seeds, nuts, beans and grains has risen in recent years, perhaps due to the increasing interest in vegetarianism.

Sprouts are very low in calories, have an earthy texture and sometimes, crunch. Because they are so easily digested, it is believed that sprouted versions of seeds, nuts, beans and grains are higher in protein, vitamins and minerals. Continue reading

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The Metabolism Challenge!

Metabolism is an unfaithful foe. When you are young you don’t think about it, but metabolism seems to do its job allowing you to enjoy a food-carefree life. Somewhere in your late 30s and early 40s, metabolism seems to enter its own ‘mid-life crisis’, becoming temperamental, lethargic and uncooperative. Continue reading

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How Do I Choose A Healthier Restaurant Food?

When you eat in restaurants you are at the mercy of the menu and preparation process in managing calories, salt, sugar and saturated fats. But, there are basic choices that can help you manage the results. Continue reading

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Making the Right Choices at the Grocery Store

Making the right choices when navigating the grocery store aisles can be a challenge.  You need to provide yourself with knowledge and a plan to achieve the most nutritional purchases. Continue reading

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