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Blueberry & Coconut Bars

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We’ve had an amazing summer that went by way too quickly! It’s hard to believe that school is starting already. One of my favorite traditions that I share with my daughters is our first day back to school celebration. We wake up early on the first day of school and get ready as quickly as we can and then have a special breakfast and talk about all of their goals for the new school year. This year it seems like there are still tons of fresh blueberries available and since those are one of our favorite fruits I decided to […]

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Top Brain Boosting Foods

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The older I get, the more I’m allowing my pantry to be my medicine cabinet. While yes, there is definitely a place for the pharmacy, it can’t hurt to eat better, right? After some research, I found there are quite a few brain boosting foods out there we can all start adding into our diets. 1. Coconut Oil This oil is currently being studied for its powers in helping Alzheimer’s patients at the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute. Recent research has found, during Alzheimer’s, the brain stops processing glucose and the disease acts much like a type three diabetes. When coconut oil […]

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Top 5 Foods to Add to Your “New Year Nutrition Plan”

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Liza Muravyeva, Registered Dietician and Certified Personal Trainer, has put together her fitness and dieting goals for 2014. Today she shares her list of the top 5 foods that should be incorporated into your diet for a New Year, new you resolution! The New Year is finally here, and you have already planned out your workouts for the next month and your 30 day detox plan. Let’s be realistic- how long with that last? Instead of going on a crazy 500 calorie a day diet, why not incorporate healthy foods into your every day life? Make a goal to include […]

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