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Tips for Healthy Baking Swaps

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This holiday season I’m determined to change my style of baking by swapping out some ingredients for more health conscious ones. Sweets are my weakness, but too many add up quick with calories and insane amounts of sugar. The months of November and December are so easy to put on extra weight if you’re not careful, which is why I’m starting healthy baking. There are so many ways to make your traditional desserts and dishes better for you by taking a few easy steps. Coconut Oil – Replacing coconut oil instead of butter and other cooking oils in my baking […]

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The Genius Diet

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I’m always amazed at how intertwined our diet is to our overall health and wellbeing. Growing up, I wasn’t too aware of the types of food I was putting in my body. It never occurred to me what I ate would impact my skin, much less my brain. But it’s true, more and more research is making the connection between certain foods and the ability to strengthen the brain. Right now, the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute is studying if the ketones created by coconut oil can help fuel the brain when it stops processing glucose, as in the case with Alzheimer’s. […]

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What You Should Cut from Your Diet

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For the next 40 days, people across the globe are giving up something for Lent. This year, what if you gave up something for good? Like processed sugar? While many people thing fat is the villain in their diets, it’s actually sugar that is linked to more disease and obesity. Kriss Gunners, from Authority Nutrition, recently wrote an article about what’s really wrong with the American diet. His first thing – sugar. Over the past 160 years, we’ve drastically increased our consumption of refined sugars – up to 500 calories a day from the stuff! Gunners says this change hs […]

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