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Healthy Lifestyles that Last Blog 2014

Pass the potatoes, please!

Potatoes are so versatile and there are so many delicious varieties. They can be dressed up, dressed down, eaten alone or as the base for a hearty stew or frittata (see recipe below). They have long been a staple in the American diet but are often shunned for the misconception...
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variety of herbs hanging

7 reasons to grow & use fresh herbs

These are my top 7 reasons why you should grow and use fresh herbs more often They are always available- herbs are easy to grow year round. I am in constant need of herbs whether I'm cooking breakfast, lunch or dinner and it would be a major pain if I had to keep running back to...
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Do you have the blues this winter? You better!

No pun intended... Adding blue fruit/vegetables to your diet will provide many health benefits and it might even improve your mood! So next time you're at the grocery store, look down at your cart and make sure you have some blues along with some oranges, reds, greens and whites. Blues/...
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Happy National Guacamole Day!

We all know and love guacamole as a snack and party dip (I know I do!), but did you know how good it is for you? Eating guacamole is a win-win for you and your health! The main star in guac, avocados, are packed with an assortment of vitamins and monounsaturated fatty acids...
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Flowers in the Kitchen: Oregano Flowers

  I have thoroughly been enjoying my herb garden and being that it's my first real attempt at one I am proud of my efforts. This year I decided to grow herbs that were familiar to me. This would allow me to feel more in control and strengthen my self-efficacy for growing new and unusual herbs...
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Are you eating pro- or anti- inflammatory foods?

About Inflammation There two kinds-acute and chronic- both have very different effects on the body. Acute inflammation is necessary after an injury or infection because it aids in the healing process. Chronic inflammation (aka low-grade, 'systemic'), however, appears to play a...
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Oil: Food For Your Skin

Do you find your skin to be extra thirsty this time of year? Your moisturizing routine may be to blame for this. If you use lotion and find that your skin just doesn't stay hydrated and soft all day like you wish it would...than you might just want to try being a little more...
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Holiday Cocktails with a Healthy Twist

Click on the image above to see healthy twists to some classic drink combinations and how many calories are saved by doing so. Beverages are a source of extra calories, especially around the holiday season and many people don't realize that alcohol itself has calories (7 per gram...
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