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Benefits of a Plant-based diet

“Eating a plant-based diet has been growing in popularity in the United States due to continued evidence that has shown the benefits of eating a diet rich in greens. Plant-based diets include vegan, vegetarian, semi-vegetarian and pescatarian diets…”

 
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Organic, Natural, LocallY grown…what does it mean?

“As people become more aware of health and nutrition, buying “organic,” “natural”, and “locally grown” foods has become increasingly popular. Even though these products provide benefits for one’s health and the environment, these terms have become marketing tools. Producers use these key words  to catch consumers’ eye and mislead them to buy their products.”

 
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The importance of breakfast

“You’ve probably heard the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In fact, you should eat your biggest meal of the day in the morning, not in the evening. Evidence shows eating something in the morning has countless benefits, including improved mental and physical health.”

 
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Nutrition Apps for a Healthier You

“Do you find it difficult to keep track of your dietary intake or your fitness goals? Now it is easier than ever. All you have to do is download an app to your smartphone! With the increasing use of technology, more apps have been developed to help people keep track of calories to maintain, lose weight and eat healthier. But with the increasing number of apps, people may not know which one to choose. Here are the five top-rated nutrition/fitness apps reviewed by Registered Dietitians…”

 
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Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

“As Valentine’s Day approaches, candy hearts, sweets and lots of chocolate may surround you. Fortunately, dark chocolate has been shown to offer many health benefits, so you can still have a sweet treat this Valentine’s Day. Chocolate is made from cocoa beans which contain plant phenols that are beneficial to your health. Also dark chocolate has less added fat and sugar. Here are eight health benefits of eating dark chocolate…”