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5 Powerful Health Benefits of Black-Eyed Peas

Black-eyed peas, also known as black-eyed beans, are among the most nourishing in the legume family. Their name, of course, comes from the prominent black spot on their creamy skin. Growing up, my …

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5 Exercise Myths That Are Holding You Back

Getting into a consistent exercise routine is a constant struggle for many people with sedentary lifestyles. There is a lot of false information out there, which can make starting a new workout incred…

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9 Tricks to Eat Healthy at Any Restaurant

American restaurants are notorious for portion inflation. The problem is, we generally have a tendency to eat whatever we’re served. But why are we trusting restaurants to dictate what a proper portio…

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5 Biggest Nutrition Mistakes Beginners Make

With the start of a New Year, motivation is renewed and healthy diets are taken up with gusto. But before you embark on your new weight loss plan, it’s important that you equip yourself with knowledge…

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What Not to Put on Your Sandwich

During a recent nationwide study, 6,000 adults over the age of 20 were asked to list what they had eaten during the entire previous day, including quantities. Titled What We Eat in America, the stu…

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11 BS Facts About Metabolism Everyone Thinks Are True

Spry editor Lisa Delaney is one of the rare souls who know what it’s like to be an “after.” This journalist and author of Secrets of a Former Fat Girl shed 70 pounds—and six dress sizes–and has kept i…

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20 Snacks Under 200 Calories

When that afternoon snack attack strikes, it’s tempting to reach for whatever is in your path—that bar of chocolate in your desk drawer, the leftover donuts from your morning meeting, a bag of chips f…

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The Incredible Way Your Mind Affects Your Metabolism

Get this -- the nutrition labels on your packaged foods may be more powerful than you are aware. Sure, they provide some sort of transparency to processed foods -- clarifying how much fat, carbohydrat…

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Should You Eat Three Big Meals Or Many Mini Meals?

The answer might come as a surprise: eating three big ones a day might help you lose more weight than 'grazing' all day—this is what new research seems to suggest. In a study, Researchers from Purd…

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What Happens When You Eat Too Fast?

Consider the common phrases we use for eating a rushed meal: "wolfing down," "shoveling," "gobbling" and such. Each of these seems to imply that a meal is an inconvenience. We need to finish eating in…

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