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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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    7 Amazing Effects of Turmeric on Your Body

    Turmeric may well be a genuine wonder supplement. This flavorful spice is what gives curry its orange color, but it does so much more than that. There are stacks of studies that point to turmeric’s ability to improve the health of your body and your brain. But even before it was officially studied, turmeric had been used as a medicine in India for thousands of years. So what is it about turmeric that’s so beneficial? Scientists have narrowed it down to the curcuminoids, the most noteworthy of which is curcumin. Curcumin has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, but its concentration in turmeric is not especially high – about 3% by…

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    9 Foods to Get Rid of Pain Naturally

    All pain is based on inflammation and the inflammatory response. Chronic inflammation plays a huge role heart disease, arthritis, asthma, cancer, and dementias. By controlling inflammation, we should be able to control our pain and lessen chances of developing diseases. Did you know that foods can increase inflammation? Sugar and white flour are huge culprits. The good news is that foods can also decrease inflammation, chronic inflammation, and fight cancers and other diseases. The best news is that all these foods taste good! And they are easy to add to your diet. Except number 2, if you are a werewolf. Everyone will enjoy sipping on number 4 and number 9…

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    See What Just 3 Drops of Oregano Oil Can Do to Your Body

    You probably already enjoy oregano in all manner of Italian dishes. It has an earthy green flavor, just slightly minty and the tiniest bit bitter. Oregano complements a lot of foods, especially those including tomatoes. Oregano is native to Europe, but is now grown all over the world because it is so popular. So you know that oregano is a well-loved herb for seasoning food, but did you know that is has also been used as medicine since the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans? They used it to treat asthma, psoriasis, skin infections, and coughs. Especially potent in the form of concentrated oil, oregano works because it packs…

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    Eat 2 Dates Every Day for 1 Week and This Can Happen to Your Body

    Dates are the small, oval fruits of the date palm tree, grown in tropical climates. Because of the distance they have to travel to get to American tables, dates are frequently sold dried, which concentrates their sweetness and gives them a pleasing chewy texture. Honestly, eating dates can feel a lot like indulging in gummy candy – except that they are a lot healthier. The nutritional benefits of eating dates are many. Just one 3.5 ounce serving has about 20% of your daily requirement for potassium along with 7 grams of fiber, 2 grams of protein, and several types of antioxidants. Dates also contain a nice amount of copper, manganese,…

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    Eat Spirulina Every Day to See These 7 Things Happen to Your Body

    In all the noise surrounding dietary supplements, it can be hard to separate the facts from the hype. Sometimes a particular thing will be hugely popular for a couple of months and then just fade away from the public consciousness. Other times, supplements that we thought were safe turn out to be anything but. However, we do know that a diet high in critical nutrients and antioxidants goes a long way toward reducing your risk of developing any of the big three diet-related illnesses: cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Of course, there’s more to the overall risk than just diet, but what we eat is one of the few things…

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    Use Coconut Oil Every Day & See What Happens to Your Body

    Coconut oil is one of those foods that gets a lot of attention and sparks a lot of debates. While some health experts call it a superfood with a unique combination of fatty acids that support wellness, others have gone so far as to label coconut oil “poison.” How can you tell who to believe? Well, like so many heated debates, the reality is somewhere in the middle. It is true that populations that eat a lot of it tend have a lower incidence of heart disease than those that don’t. However, it is also true that coconut oil contains about 80% saturated fat, more than even red meat at…

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    Anti-Aging Foods That Will Make Your Skin Glow

    Have you ever heard the phrase, “Beauty comes from the inside out”? It means that what we eat really matters, not only in how we feel physically, but also in how we look. And while there is no shortage of pricey creams and potions available that advertise younger-looking skin, sometimes the answer is only as far away as your kitchen – and a lot less expensive. Foods that contain antioxidants, vitamins C, D, E, K, and the B-complex, as well as choline and folic acid, are all great at changing your body at a cellular level, creating real glowing skin rather than the façade of health. These healthy and delicious foods also…