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What Makes Broccoli and Kale Superfoods?

August 6, 2019

What Makes Broccoli and Kale Superfoods? Broccoli and kale are often touted to be “superfoods.” And, yes, they really are amazingly healthy for you. If you’re wondering what exactly is in these green powerhouses that makes them so “super,” I’ve dived into the research to give you some nerdy reasons to make these a staple…

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What Makes A Processed Food?

July 30, 2019

What Makes AProcessed Food? The world of food can be so confusing at times. There was a time when it was clear what food was – it came directly from nature – whether foraging, hunting, or farming. Now there are so many things we eat that don’t resemble a natural food. Michael Pollan has a…

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Thickeners – What You Need To Know

July 22, 2019

Thickeners – What You Need To Know Thickeners are one of many ingredients added to processed foods. And they do just that: thicken. They absorb water and form a gel-like consistency. They’re often used to make foods thick and creamy, without having to add a lot of fat. Thickeners also tend to emulsify and stabilize…

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What To Do About A Leaky Gut

July 17, 2019

What To Do About A Leaky Gut Leaky gut is also known as increased intestinal permeability. It’s when the cells lining our intestines (gut) separate a bit from each other. They’re supposed to be nice and tightly joined to the cell beside it; this is to allow certain things into our bodies (like nutrients), and…

5 Ways to Shift Your Thinking to Encourage Weight Loss in Springfield

July 15, 2019

5 Ways to Shift Your Thinking to Encourage Weight Loss in Springfield If you are obese or struggle with your weight loss in Springfield, you probably want to punch anyone who says it’s all in your mind or to modify your thoughts for successful weight loss. This type of vague “help” isn’t really helpful at…

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Low Carb Diet 101

June 24, 2019

Low Carb Diet 101 Low carb diets have been popular on and off since the dawn of the Atkins fame (and maybe even earlier?). But, what exactly defines low carb? Does eating this way actually help with weight loss? Are there any other health benefits (or risks) to eating fewer carbs? Let’s see. What is…