Health Benefits of Cottage Cheese
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Health Benefits of Cottage Cheese

It’s 9 pm and you’re getting the those evening snack cravings. You feel like breaking out the nacho chips, but your fitness sense tell you to find something healthy that will carry you through the rest of the evening. What do you do? You reach for the cottage cheese. There’s a good reason that the…

The Soup Diet
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The Soup Diet

The soup diet is one of the many diets in circulation accredited to either anonymous sources or sources that do not claim responsibility. While the soup diet is similar to the cabbage diet, the only difference appears to be that the soup of the soup diet contains no cabbage. In reality, the seven day meal…

Are Cheerios a Healthy Cereal?
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Are Cheerios a Healthy Cereal?

The “healthiness” of cereals and foods is often relative. Same goes for Cheerios. For example, if you are regularly skipping breakfast and then grabbing a bagel and cream cheese at the office, a bowl of Cheerios with skim milk would be a much better option from a nutrition standpoint than your usual choices in the…

Salad Spinners: Spin Your Salad Healthy
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Salad Spinners: Spin Your Salad Healthy

Most kitchen gadgets are purchased on impulse, used once or twice for the novelty of them, and then quickly buried in a cabinet or drawer. You know that drawer. It’s basically the land of misfit kitchen gadgets filled with everything from fancy garlic peelers, apple corers, electric can openers to the Miracle Chef veggie chopper. But…

What Are Gluten Intolerance Symptoms?
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What Are Gluten Intolerance Symptoms?

More and more people have found themselves unable to tolerate gluten. Gluten is a protein that can be found in most wheat products, including breads, baked goods, and pasta. The substance actually helps proteins adhere to the wheat giving it more elasticity and texture. But many people have a reaction after eating foods that contain…

Herbs and Spices: The Secret Spice To Clean Eating
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Herbs and Spices: The Secret Spice To Clean Eating

Healthy, whole foods get a bad rap when it comes to flavor. “Eating clean” often gets associated with eating “bland” — especially among fitness buffs, bodybuilders and athletes who think that a good “training diet” consists of meal-after-repetitive-meal of oatmeal, boiled chicken breast, yams, steamed broccoli and green side salads with some kind of fat-free…

Five Healthy Breakfast Ideas
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Five Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Why make time to eat breakfast? Because it makes good fitness sense. Research indicates that people who regularly eat breakfast may have less body fat and are less likely to overeat during the rest of the day. More importantly, when they lose weight, they tend to keep it off longer. Two studies in the Journal…

Who Needs An Omega-3 Supplement?
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Who Needs An Omega-3 Supplement?

In the drug store, the pills come in many types: Fish oil, krill oil, and general omega-3 supplements. While there are many names and types of omega-3 supplements, many are often left wondering if these purchases are right for them. Omega-3 risks? Several years ago, an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association…

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What Is Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP) And Where Does This Mysterious Vegetable Protein Come From?

Textured vegetable protein is generally used as either a meat substitute or meat extender. It’s actually not made out of vegetables like carrots, broccoli or corn, but from soybeans. So technically, the term “textured soy protein” more accurately describes TVP. Textured vegetable protein is made out of defatted soybean flour, which is a bi-product of…