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Lowering Blood Pressure Naturally by Eating Healthy Foods

Lowering blood pressure naturally is possible. The key is to change your eating habits and to eat healthy foods.   What you eat affects your chances of developing high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Research shows that high blood pressure can be prevented and even lowered by following the

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Diets Don’t Work

Diets don’t work. That may sound a little judgmentally harsh, but it’s true. Most of us diet quite off-and-on throughout the course of our adult lives. Recent research shows that women will typically try 130 diets in their lifetimes. But, these calorie-restriction regimens usually only last about four weeks. A

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A Holistic Nutritionist Recommends Nutritional Yeast

I’m a holistic nutritionist and I recommend that anyone who may have a low Vitamin B-12 level add nutritional yeast as a dietary supplement. Vegans, vegetarians, and older adults are often deficient in this important vitamin.   This Holistic Nutritionist was Unfamiliar with Nutritional Yeast   My first experience with

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Healthy Meal Plans: A New Take on a Healthier Chili

Healthy meal plans can include a steaming hot pot of chili. A classic pot of chili to warm you up on a winter day is made with ground beef and topped with shredded cheese and a large dollop of sour cream. How about enjoying a healthier version of a hearty

What is Healthy Eating? Try a Plant-Based Diet

What is healthy eating? There are so many fad diets that it can be difficult to figure out what is healthy eating. Is it gluten free? Fat free? Carb free?   The key to healthy eating, according the mounting research, is to eat a more plant-based diet. That type of

Weight Loss Meal Plans Have to Satisfy Cravings

Weight loss meal plans restrict indulgences. In order to stick to a weight loss meal plan you have to find substitutions that will satisfy your cravings.   Let’s say you’re diligently following your weight loss meal plan and today you would do anything for a piping hot bowl of fettuccine

Weight Loss Programs Have to Go Slowly

Weight loss programs can be frustrating. If you lose weight the right way, it can be a frustratingly slow process.   I know. You’re overweight and all you want is to see the number on the scale go down as fast as possible. That’s why so many of us go

Is Diet Soda the Best Food for Weight Loss?

What’s the best food for weight loss? Is it diet soda?   Artificially sweetened beverages are marketed as weight loss tools. The claim is that they allow us to enjoy the sweetness of regular soda, but without the dreaded weight gain.   It seems logical that switching from a regular

Weight Control Includes a Healthy Breakfast

Weight control has to include eating a healthy breakfast. According to the Mayo Clinic, “regularly eating a healthy breakfast may help you lose excess weight and maintain your weight loss.” Many research studies support this claim.   The National Institute of Diabetes agrees: “People who skip breakfast tend to be

Are Granola Bars a Good Addition to a Balanced Diet?

Let’s assume you’re trying to eat a balanced diet. One of your go-to snack options is a granola bar or an energy bar. Is that really a healthy option?     Many Nutrition Bars are Not Part of a Healthy Diet     Let’s look at the label of Balance