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    6 HELPFUL TIPS TO GET YOUR KIDS EATING HEALTHIER

    Getting your kid(s) to eat healthier can feel like an uphill battle or an impossible mission. It doesn’t have to be. Making sure your kids are getting the nutrition they need to support healthy growth and development and create healthy eating habits is incredibly important and even more so when your child is an athlete. The fuel they’re putting into their bodies is going to play a major role in their level of performance and also have influence over recovering from injury. Here are six helpful tips to get your kid eating healthier now. Commit to Healthy Foods: Many kids are “picky eaters.” Quickly, we fall into the pattern of giving…

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    20 No-Added Sugar Snacks for Kids

    This list of no-added sugar snacks is a great reference of nutritious snacks for kids and parents looking for lower sugar options. Sugar is a touchy subject for a lot of people. ESPECIALLY parents of young children. Do I notice my children behave a little less like angels when they’ve had a lot of sugar? You bet. Is sugar in a lot of foods we have in our house? Yep. And some of those foods just happen to be healthy too! In last week’s newsletter, I shared how I’m somewhat overhauling my family’s snacking game. And it starts by eliminating some processed snacks and looking for fresher, lower-in-sugar options. Now…

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    BEST BRAIN FOOD: BOOST YOUR CHILD’S BRAIN POWER

    What foods can make your child smarter? Truth be told, there are a lot of foods that can improve learning, understanding and memory.  Brain power relies on many factors, including physical activity, sleep and food. As a pediatric nutritionist, I work with babies, toddlers, children and teens. Each of them has a growing brain, which makes nutrition and food choices an important consideration. In this article, I’ll cover some of the most nutritious foods for the brain. I’ll tell you why they’re important with quick tips for incorporating them more regularly into your child’s meal plan. Want to know a little secret? You’ll read a ton of articles on the best foods for the…

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    What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Bananas Every Day

    Find out what happens to the girl who eats too many bananas… It sounds like the tagline to a cheesy B-movie. But with the incredible worldwide popularity of bananas – they are grown in 107 countries and represent the fourth most valuable crop globally – it’s smart to take a deeper look at their nutritional make-up. Bananas are big business, but are they good business? While bananas are full of healthy potassium, fiber, vitamin C, and B6, they aren’t recommended for everyone. And since there can be too much of any good thing, stick with us to the end to find out just how many bananas are too many. Banana…

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    5 Symptoms of Liver Damage

    Liver is one of the most important organs in your body. It performs many functions including detoxification of your blood and, breakdown and assimilation of nutrients. Without it, your body cannot function. Liver damage often goes unnoticed until it’s in the advanced stages. The condition can be caused by a number of factors like genetics, poisoning, excess alcohol intake or long term sickness. Understanding the symptoms of liver damage can help you get diagnosed and treated early. Five of the common symptoms to look out for include the following. Swollen abdominal area Most people will associate a swollen abdomen with obesity or pregnancy. However, it might also be an indicator of ascites.…

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    Here’s What You Need To Know If You Got Prediabetes

    If you’re always starving, thirsty, or urinating, you may have prediabetes. This health problem is affecting more than 400 million people in the world. One-third of them do not know that they have the disease. It is a major contributor of deaths, and health care costs continue to rise due to diabetic-related problems. To understand diabetes, you need to know what insulin and glucose are and what they do to the body. Glucose is a simple sugar that provides energy to all the cells in your body. It is the body’s main source of energy. Cells absorb glucose from the bloodstream. Glucose comes from the food that you eat. Insulin, on the…

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    Best Way To Spot Cancers Early

    One of the worst possible and dreaded diseases that you could ever contract is Cancer. It kills almost as many people every year as heart disease. What’s sad to know though is that if detected early, most of these cancers could be cured. The symptoms of cancer are not always easily detected, but if you are paying close attention to your body then you can know the signs of cancer. We’ll be looking at the best ways to spot cancer early and hope that they will help you save lives someday. Maybe even your own. Early Cancer Symptoms and Signs 1. Abnormal Bleeding If you notice any abnormal bleeding then…

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    There’s Hope: Which Illnesses Can Now Be Cured With Modern Medicine

    It seemed like just a few decades ago that diseases were rife and people were dying all over the world of the most innocuous problems. With the advancements in modern medicine, those once insurmountable odds now feel quite low and we know that there are several diseases that modern medicine can cure. Today we look at the deadly illnesses that can be cured with modern medicine. Deadly Illnesses Modern Medicine Has Cured 1. Polio A deadly virus that left its victims mostly paralyzed and sometimes close to death. The eradication of this disease is nothing short of a modern miracle and there is only one man at whose feet credit…

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    Fast And Effective Ways to Avoid Getting Tired

    Fatigue consistently hits many of us in the midst of our daily routines, yet few of us ever figure out how to avoid this frustrating drop in energy. These tips will enable you to move through the afternoon drop at peak energy levels. All it takes is a couple of slight adjustments and you will have increased and lasting energy all throughout your day. Ceaseless Fatigue Syndrome is an incapacitating disorder that does exist. There are however, approaches that can often prevent it. 1. Drink Water Dehydration is often at the root of sudden and unexplained tiredness hitting you. Your body needs hydration for effective nerve and cell function. Without consistently…

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    Here’s What Happens If You Eat Too Much Salt

    Did you know that our word for salary comes from the Roman soldiers receiving part of their pay in salt. Salt is important to world history and allowed us to preserve meat. Salt is also important to how well your body operates. Too little salt in your diet is dangerous. However, most Americans get too much salt in an average diet. Processed, canned, and freezer meals are generously salted to make the food taste better. What happens if you eat too much salt? The results can be disastrous and some of them might even surprise you. 1. Kidney Disease Salt makes your body retain water. Your body is trying to…