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Eat Less Sugar Using the 20 Second Rule

EAT LESS SUGAR USING THE 20 SECOND RULE
'It's a note from my school bus driver. He wants all kids to stop eating sugar coated cereal for breakfast. He says he can't handle thirty sugar highs.'

Sugar – it’s delicious, addictive, and has virtually no health benefits. Whether you’re addicted to the Red Robin dessert menu or love eating sweets at Olive Garden, it doesn’t really matter.  The amount of sugar the average American consumes has increased from 6 tablespoons a year to more than 150 pounds per year in the past 100 years. Food companies know the addictive properties of sugar and put it in everything. Read More

10 Healthy Spices that can Save Your Life

TEN HEALTHY SPICES THAT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE

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Variety is the spice of life.  And as it turns out, variety in your spices is the secret to a long life.

If all you ever use to spice your food is salt and pepper, you’re not only missing out on some amazing flavors, you’re also missing out on some incredibly healthy spices.  Pound for pound, herbs and spices have more antioxidants, phytochemicals and other beneficial compounds than any other food group (including fruits and vegetables). Read More

Overcoming Food Addiction and Eating Disorders – The Facts

 

overcoming food addictionOVERCOMING FOOD ADDICTION AND EATING DISORDERS – THE FACTS

Food is something we’re biologically directed to enjoy.  Not only do we need it, we’re programmed to love it.  However, for approximately 30 million people in the USA alone, food is something completely different.  It’s something that’s stressful and possibly even fatal. Read More

5 Foods to Eat Before a Test, Backed by Science

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5 FOODS TO EAT BEFORE A TEST, BACKED BY SCIENCE

We’ve all had moments where we need to be at the top of our game.  You may have a job interview, final exams, or on the cusp of a negotiation for a business deal.  Either way, there are times where we need every possible advantage.

It’s been shown that certain foods can enhance our brain function, including short-term memory, attention, and cognitive performance. Below is a list of the foods to eat before a test or interview in order to perform at your best. Read More

The Science Backed Method to Losing Weight with Only Your Mind

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THE SCIENCE BACKED METHOD TO LOSING WEIGHT WITH ONLY YOUR MIND

A virtually endless amount of information has been written about the various types of diets, which foods are healthy and which are not, and the effect of different eating behaviors on weight loss.  However, there is one strategy that can immediately help you lose weight, that has a tremendous amount of research backing it up, but is rarely discussed.  Read More

Organic Food – Is it Worth It?

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ORGANIC FOOD – IS IT WORTH IT?

If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard a lot about organic food. It’s healthier. It’s a scam. It’s really expensive. Pesticides are toxic. Children should only eat organic. Etcetera, etcetera.

I decided to take a hard look at the facts and determine once and for all if it really makes sense to seek out and but organic food, despite the obvious negatives – that it costs significantly more and is harder to find. Read More

36 Amazing Uses for Onions

36 Amazing Uses for Onions

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You probably eat small bits of onions when dining – perhaps adding them to a salad, a hamburger, or on eggs.

And perhaps you’ve heard of the hype around using onions for many other home uses – as a disinfectant, for a bunch of home remedies to cure illness, and other uses for your health.

But I bet you don’t realize quite how healthy onions are, or why you should try to eat some every day.  I’ve compiled a list of all the health benefits from eating onions, backed by scientific studies and research. Read More