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The Power of the Potato

The simple potato is often underrated and overlooked, even villainized in certain food circles. But this tuber is actually a superfood, packed with important vitamins and minerals, a top performer for gut and heart health, and entirely gluten free!

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Are Vegan and Vegetarian Diets Healthy at Every Age?

While obesity can be the result of too sedentary a lifestyle, diet plays a role, too. Your community center might be able to make a positive contribution to fighting this epidemic by serving more vegan and vegetarian foods.

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5 Ways to “Sneak in” Fruits and Veggies

As busy moms and dads, it’s sometimes hard to keep up and get much needed nutrition into our active kids. So how do you sneak those servings in while moving at the speed of life and keeping tantrums to a minimum? Here are 5 tips for amping up fruit and veggie eating.

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A Healthy St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

For many, the first sign of St. Patrick’s Day are minty green desserts and corned beef and cabbage extravaganzas. But this well-loved holiday doesn’t always feature true Irish fare. Here are some ideas for an authentic and healthy St. Patrick’s Day menu.

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The No Sugar Lifestyle

Whether you choose to go “sugar-free” for a specific period or make it a permanent change to your diet, the health benefits exist. Here are a few essential things to consider before jumping in with your eliminations.

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Think Squash Isn’t for You? Think Again!

Adults with healthy eating habits may be able to fight off illnesses quicker than those who don’t. From cancer prevention and heart health to keeping Alzheimer’s disease at bay, bringing vegetables like squash into your diet may help.

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Holiday Party Foods That Won’t Blow Your Healthy Lifestyle

The holidays can be a tough time to stick to your health goals. Without a game plan, it’s easy to overindulge in the tempting desserts and carb-heavy dinners and pack on a few extra pounds. These tips can help you stay on track.

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Why the Heath of your Gut is Important

While the subject of our digestive system may not be the most exhilarating of topics, taking care of it needs to become more of a priority during the aging process. Paying attention to what lives in your gut is necessary for maintaining good health.

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7 Tips for Making Nutritious Smoothies

Smoothies can be a quick and delicious way to add fruits, vegetables, and protein to your daily diet. With careful planning, you can make smoothies at home that taste delicious while still being good for you. Here are a few tips for doing so.

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The Health Benefits of Watermelon

As the weather heats up, so does our need for healthy snacks. A ripe, juicy watermelon satisfies your thirst and goes the extra mile toward helping maintain a healthy diet. But did you know that not only does this picnic staple taste delicious, but is also rich in lycopene and Vitamin C?

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Summer Picnic Planning Suggestions

One of the best parts of summer is spending time enjoying a cookout with friends or a picnic at a local park. In honor of National Picnic Month, we share tips for planning the perfect picnic and for making sure your food stays safe on a hot summer day.

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Switch Out the Salt!

As we age, our metabolism slows down, senses weaken, and chronic health conditions are more apt to surface. While we can’t control our genes, we can control what we put in our bodies. A great place to start is reducing the amount of salt in your diet.

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