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Is juicing healthier than eating whole fruits or vegetables?

Juicing is not any healthier than eating whole fruits and vegetables. Juicing extracts the juice from fresh fruits or vegetables. The resulting liquid contains most of the vitamins, minerals and plant chemicals (phytonutrients) found in the whole fruit. However, whole fruits and vegetables also have healthy fiber, which is lost during most juici...

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How Much Protein do You Need Every Day?

Protein is essential to good health. The very origin of the word — from the Greek protos, meaning “first” — reflects protein’s top-shelf status in human nutrition. You need it to put meat on your bones and to make hair, blood, connective tissue, antibodies, enzymes, and more. It’s common for athletes and bodybuilders to wolf do...

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5 Reasons to Eat Frozen Fruits and Veggies

Studies show similar, sometimes better nutritional benefits to fresh produce The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends five to nine servings of  a day, and conventional wisdom traditionally has been that fresh is best. But recommendations are changing as more studies show there is no significant nutritional difference between fresh ...

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Exercising in Cold Weather

A common question asked as the temperatures start dropping is, when is it too cold to exercise*? It’s already snowed, the wind will pick up, and the last thing most people want to do is exercise outside. Don’t let the cold weather become another excuse, get out and get active. As long as you take the proper precautions and stay safe, the cold s...

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For many families, summer vacation means hitting the road. However, it can be hard to treat your body the way it needs to be treated while traveling. It’s so easy to load up on the junk food, sugary drinks, and fatty snacks when hitting the open road. Armed with a few healthy road-trip tips, you can keep everyone in the family happy and health...

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Orange Pepper Beef Stir Fry Recipe

INGREDIENTS 1/2 pound beef, stew meat, or top round 1/2 cup fat-free, reduced-sodium beef broth 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 1/4 cup orange juice concentrate 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon fresh, minced ginger 1 tablespoon cornstarch Nonstick cooking spray 1 tab...

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Vitamin D- Could You Be Deficient?

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that is responsible for a variety of processes in the human body. Specifically, Vitamin D: Promotes calcium absorption for bone growth and remodeling Maintains appropriate amounts of calcium in the blood for vital biological processes Helps to regulate cell growth R...

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