Curbing your sugar cravings may be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be a self-depriving experience. The following are simple tips that will help you control your cravings once and for all: Never Eat a Carbs Alone. Fat and protein help slow the digestion of carbs in addition to sending our brain a hormonal message…

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Do you ever feel a bit “overextended” in the belly after a meal? Perhaps “gassy?” Have you ever carried a “food baby?” Well, bloating is common. Up to 25-30% of people experience it regularly. It happens when you have trouble digesting. The symptoms come from excess gas, reactions to foods, or food not moving through…

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The odds are that you or someone you know experiences heartburn. Around half of North American adults experience it at least once per month. Somewhere between 10-20% have it at least once per week! Heartburn, also known as reflux, occurs when the strong acid in your stomach creeps up into your esophagus. It can feel…

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This homemade dark chocolate recipe is healthy, easy and decadent! It’s the perfect dark chocolate treat – nutty, rich, packed with healthy fat and fiber and the prep time is only in 10 minutes! All you need is Just 5 ingredient and it Paleo friendly, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free. Each serving contains: 76 calories,…

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Coconut oil has grown in popularity in recent years, among claims that it can do everything from supporting weight loss to slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. But what exactly is it about coconut oil that makes it healthy? And which type is best? Let’s dive into some of the fascinating research and find out.…

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Ever wonder why your stomach feels queasy when you’re upset? It’s not your imagination. Your emotions are deeply linked to a sophisticated network known as the enteric nervous system (ENS), which controls digestion. The ENS can even operate autonomously from your brain. You may have heard about the “gut-brain connection.” That your gastrointestinal system, lovingly…

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Overnight oats are one of the best ways to start the day. These banana blueberry chia overnight oats take just a minute to prepare and make a healthy “grab-n-go” meal. Enjoy as is or try them with your favorite toppings such as crushed nuts, hemp seeds, toasted coconut, cinnamon, chia or flax seeds. The Fiber…

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Let’s finally put an end to the debate of raw vs. cooked. Of course, in the grand scheme of a well-balanced, nutrient-dense, varied, whole foods diet, the cooked vs. raw debate isn’t that critical for most people. The answer isn’t as simple as “raw is always better” or “cooked is always better.” As with most…

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A small amount of hummus delivers an impressive dose of plant protein and fiber. Chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans, are the primary source of these satiating and energizing nutrients. In addition to protein and fiber, these powerhouse pulses pack a wealth of other key nutrients like folate, iron, potassium, and manganese. Chickpeas also boast a…

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It’s summertime! If you’re planning a trip this summer, whether it’s by plane, train or by car, having healthy snacks on hand is key to a successful trip. However, it’s easy to overindulge in foods like potato chips or cookies as you anticipate a new and exciting adventure. Also, making healthy choices while on the…

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