Eat the Rainbow: The Health Benefits of a Colorful Diet

Eating the rainbow means including a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet to ensure your body gets all the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients it needs to maintain proper health.

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Best Nutrients and Foods for Healthy Hair, Skin, and Nails

Improving the health of your hair, skin, and nails starts from the inside out. Whole foods packed with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals are a great way to provide your body with what it needs for thicker hair, vibrant skin, and strong, healthy nails.
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The Health Benefits of Sleep

How Sleep is Beneficial to Weight Loss and Your Overall Health When thinking about the most significant factors that can improve your health, the main focus tends to be on diet and exercise. But there’s a third piece to the health and wellness puzzle that often gets overlooked, and that’s sleep. Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. With good reason. The average adult requires 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night. And a lack of adequate sleep over time has been associated with a shortened lifespan. All told, we spend about 26 years (227,760 hours) of our...
Cecelia Tacconelli
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How to Portion Control for Sustained Weight Loss

Portion control strategies for weight loss that won’t leave you feeling hungry. At some point in your life, you were probably told that you can never have too much of a good thing. And for the most part that’s true. Money? Vacation time? Hallmark holiday movies? The more, the merrier, right? Unfortunately, the adage does not ring true when it comes to food. You won’t have to search far to find studies that suggest large portions served over time may lead to overeating and increase the risk of weight gain. But combating the problem posed by large portion sizes isn’t as simple as ‘don’t overe...
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American Heart Month: Foods, Drink, and Activities for a Healthier Heart

Did you know that February is American Heart Month? According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. All told, more than 600,000 Americans die of heart disease every year. But the news is not all doom and gloom when it comes to matters of the heart. There are many simple and effective things you can do to help prevent heart disease and improve your heart health. Show Your Heart Some Love   The very basics of achieving and maintaining better heart health start with proper diet and exercise. In this post we’ll look at 37 foods a...
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7 Healthy No Cook Meals That Still Taste Great – Shopping List Included!

If you consider yourself a novice in the kitchen, browsing recipes, checking ingredient lists, and putting it all together to create a delicious meal may seem overwhelming. So, unless you plan on ordering out every night, which is far more expensive than even the most comprehensive grocery list and definitely not very healthy, it’s important to have some easy to put together meals in your arsenal that will help you to feel more comfortable and confident in the kitchen. With our list of grocery essentials, seven healthy, no cook meals, and a few simple tips to help you increase your kitchen ...
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20 Simple and Effective Kitchen Organization Ideas

Attempting to organize your kitchen may sound like a recipe for disaster. But with these simple organization ideas and the help of a Kitchen Inventory Guide, your kitchen will be stocked with the healthy, portion-controlled foods you need to fuel your weight loss plan. When you make the decision to start living a healthier lifestyle, you’re planting a seed. Ideally, with balanced meals and the right mindset, that seed will flourish into a happier, healthier you. But without a solid foundation, it will be difficult to get your healthy lifestyle off the ground. Which is why having a plan is s...
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Enjoy these Summer Fruit and Vegetable Options Before the Season Slips Away

 With the last days of summer on the horizon, now is a great time to take steps to improve your eating habits by taking full advantage of the seasonal fruit and vegetable options currently available. In addition to being delicious, fresh fruits and vegetables are important sources of nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants.  The experts from The University of Delaware 4-H Program developed a list of nutritious fruit and vegetable options that are perfect for late summer eating. Take a look at their top 10. Watermelon: Juicy, refreshing, and offers excellent hydration for the body. Tomatoes: N...
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