Healthy Eating

On-the-Go Protein: Pack It Into a Mason Jar

There’s no doubt protein is a nutritional superstar. It’s used to build almost everything in the body, including hair, nails, bones, muscles and more. Eating it can help you lose weight, stay energized and feel full. But you have to…

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A Parent’s Guide to Food Safety

Food safety  Do you serve your child’s lunch in plastic containers? Well, it could be extremely harmful for your child’s learning process.  Healthy lunches these days are about more than nutritious eats. Although preparing a healthy lunch is important, the…

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7 Sneaky Ways to Add Super Seeds to Your Diet

It seems like every day, health experts recommend you eat more and more nutritionally-superior superfoods like kale, quinoa, blueberries and salmon. But you can only consume so many kale and quinoa salads before you call it quits. An easier way to…

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4 Changes Women Should Make for Their Heart’s Sake

Although deaths from cardiovascular disease have declined since the mid 90s, it’s still a sad fact that one in three women will die of the disease. Cardiologist Joni Summitt recently gave a heart health talk at Al!ve in Charlotte, as…

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5 Ways to Add Turmeric to Your Diet

If you need more than the rich, warm, and golden hue of turmeric as a reason to add it to your pantry staples, here are five promising health benefits, and a few recipes that feature this on-trend spice: Natural healing…

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Bite Into This! 5 Tips and Tricks for Eating More Fruits and Vegetables

It’s no secret that fruits and vegetables are cornerstones of a healthy diet. Packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber, these nutritional power players add necessary nutrients and provide proper nourishment.  The question is, with how healthy fruits and vegetables are, why…

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Save Breakfast With Savory Options

You flip a breakfast coin every morning; sometimes it lands on cold cereal, and sometimes it lands on that granola bar that has been stashed for weeks in the bottom drawer of your desk. Not eating breakfast is not an…

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3 Spring Break Snack Ideas from the Lansing YMCA

If you and your kids are staying close to home over spring break, make sure to have plenty of healthy snacks on hand to keep them from noshing on unhealthier options. The following three recipes are provided by the Lansing…

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St. Patrick’s Day: Get Your Plate in Shape with these Healthy Green Food Recipes

St. Patrick’s Day can mean more than green beer. Think going green as a benefit to your body and your health. This week’s National Nutrition Month post includes a few recipes that you and your family can enjoy for breakfast, lunch and…

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