The Benefits of Getting Enough Fats

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When we’re trying eat healthier or lose weight, we think about reducing our intake of sugars and fats – things that cause weight gain and aren’t considered ‘healthy.’ We start thinking “low fat” and “no fat.” But it’s important to consume ‘healthy fats’ – a proper amount of trans fat (which we easily consume with our protein sources), as well …

Scrumptious Summer Smoothies

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Smoothies have gained a lot of popularity in recent years, and not just for their health benefits. These tasty treats can make a great breakfast and are the perfect snack or post-workout pick-me-up. Create your own Scrumptious Summer Smoothies There are four basic ingredients in a smoothie: greens, fruit, protein and water. But among those four main items, anything goes. …

5 Healthy Tips so You Can Enjoy the Holiday

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Two important summer holidays are quickly approaching. Canadians celebrate the country’s birthday on July 1st and just a few days later, on July 4th, our American friends south of the border celebrate what is known as Independence Day. These holidays are traditionally celebrated with picnics and barbecues shared with family and friends, often ending with a display of fireworks lighting …

Make Your Salads Healthier with ‘Skinny’ Salad Dressing

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Are you trying to eat healthier? Does the warm weather make you feel like eating lighter meals than the comfort food we tend to consume during the winter months? If so, you’re probably eating more salads, and thinking about all the nutrients and anti-oxidants you’ll be getting into your system with all those greens, vegetables and fruits. But do you ...

Abs Are Made In the Kitchen

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Most people think abs are made on the floor by performing countless sit-ups. While doing all that crunching and squeezing are good exercises that create a strong and thick rectus abdominis muscle, it’s impossible to have that coveted six-pack, flat-tummy result if you’re carrying too much body fat. There are two steps to getting those great abs, and while you …

Myths of Healthy Food Labels

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Light. Calorie-wise. Less sugar. Low sodium. Fat-free. Many foods make these or other ‘healthy’ claims right on the packaging. While the claim itself may be true, does it actually mean that the product is healthy or good for you, or even any better than its original version? Maybe – and most often – that’s not the case. Just because something has a ‘healthy’ …