WHY is sugar is so addicting? Well – because sugar stimulate the brain the same way that drugs do. That’s why most people have trouble resisting ice cream, cookies, pasta, candies and other foods containing sugar and processed carbs. The more you eat them – the more you crave them! Curbing your sugar cravings may…

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This Stuffed Squash recipe from The Food Babe is the perfect fall dish to serve for dinner or as a side at one of your festive meal. Enjoy! Ingredients 2 small delicata or acorn squash 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided 1 medium yellow onion, diced (about 1 cup) 4 cloves garlic, minced 1…

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Source: Amie Valpone

This careful recipe, adopted from Amie Valpone – The Healthy Apple,  is tasty, and it’s filled with plenty of antioxidants and healthy fats. Enjoy! Serves: 4 Ready in: 15 minutes· 1 large butternut squash· 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil· Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste· 2 cups finely chopped Swiss chard· 2 cups…

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“Leaky gut” is a popular topic in the health and wellness spheres these days. It’s been blamed for many symptoms and conditions that seem to be all-too-common. Allergies, intolerances, joint pain, even autoimmune diseases can all be linked back to leaky gut. But what exactly is leaky gut? What causes it? What kinds of issues…

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The Mediterranean diet is one of the most studied diets out there. It’s based on the traditional foods that people who lived around the Mediterranean Sea ate about 50 years ago. Back then, in the mid 20th century, researchers noted that people in Spain, Greece, and Italy lived longer and healthier than Americans. And they…

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How to Read the Nutrition Facts Label? Here’s my four-step crash course on how to read food labels so that you can differentiate between mislabeled junk and truly healthy foods. Step 1: Serving Size The absolute most important part of the Nutrition Facts table is to note the serving size. Manufacturers often strategically choose the…

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Are you planing a BBQ celebration? Whether you’re hosting your own feast or contributing to a potluck party, I have got a few ideas that will slim down the festivities while still making your tummy and taste buds happy. From lean shrimp skewers to a skinny sangria, check out these tasty fun weekend recipes! Lemon…

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Are willpower and self-control the real solution to low energy and high weight? Maybe not. It might actually be your (powerful) hormones.And I am not just talking about sex hormones here; I am referring to  the hormones that directly affect your blood sugar, metabolism,and appetite. Things that actually control your energy and weight. Let’s go…

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Multivitamins are exactly what they sound like: multiple vitamins. They’re supplements that contain several different vitamins in each one. They can also contain several minerals and other ingredients like amino acids or fatty acids. And because there are multiple ingredients, there are low doses of each ingredient. In fact, they are the most commonly used…

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If you often feel hungry, you are not alone! There are many reasons to feel hungry. Of course, the most obvious one is that you are actually physically hungry. Perhaps your stomach is empty, your blood sugar has dropped, and your hunger hormones are having a party. But other times, the hunger may not be…

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