Five foods that have more iron than steak

July 28, 2015

Surprise—beef isn’t necessarily the best source of this crucial mineral Iron is one of those super-important yet hard-to-get nutrients that can make a huge difference in how you feel day to day. By helping to deliver fresh oxygen to your blood, iron kicks up your mental energy, helps you power through cycling classes, and can even prevent workout-induced muscle soreness. The USDA recommends that women aim for 18 milligrams per…

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Five one-day diet solutions

July 27, 2015

Five one-day diet solutions Spanx can solve a lot of life’s problems, but they can’t make you look better in your birthday suit. Nor can they tame PMS, perk you up after one too many cocktails, or keep you revved in bed. But the right foods can. Don’t let the dreaded D-word throw you off. These daylong diets aren’t about deprivation or even losing weight; they’re about noshing on the…

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Beware the late-night snack attack!

July 25, 2015

Eating during Jimmy Kimmel Live! could do serious damage. Learn to silence the midnight fridge call   You’d never eat two dinners at once, right? But maybe you (inadvertently) already do: research by the University of Texas found that most people down 42 per cent of their daily kilojoules during and after dinner. And people with a condition dubbed “night eating syndrome” can consume 56 per cent of their kilojoules…

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What’s Up with The High-Fat Diet Trend—And Does It Work?

July 24, 2015

If you’re looking for the trendiest diet since Paleo, this might be it—only with more fat, way less protein, and virtually zero carbs. The ketogenic diet, which has reportedly been used by celebs like Kim Kardashian and NBA player Lebron James, is a high-fat, low-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that was originally developed to treat epilepsy in children (experts can’t say for sure why it reduces the frequency of seizures, but it does…

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The 7 WORST Foods To Eat At Night

July 23, 2015

Eating right before bed is a recipe for gaining weight and sleeping poorly, but it can also seriously damage the tissue in your throat and esophagus. No doubt you’re familiar with acid reflux—which occurs when digestive juices back up into the chest or throat and cause a burning sensation—but there’s also something called “silent reflux,” which is different from common heartburn. It has the same causes but without the usual…

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Eat Fresh, Eat Local

July 22, 2015

Anna’s House 3874 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI (616) 361-8500 2409 E. Beltline, Grand Rapids, MI (616) 551-0434 3766 Potomac Circle SW, Grand Rapids, MI (616) 288-5855 www.annashousegr.com Come see what the buzz is about. Anna’s House was recently voted Best Breakfast Joint in the state of Michigan by MLive. Their most popular house specialties include Breakfast Lasagna and Twilight French Toast. The menu is forever changing, unique and amazing!…

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10 mood-boosting foods

July 20, 2015

 Want to boost your mood and energy? The nutrients in these foods will make you feel a million bucks.     Tomatoes: High in lycopene, an antioxidant necessary for optimum mental functioning and resilience.   Oats: Traditionally used to soothe nervous exhaustion and fatigue and jam-packed full of nutrients, oats also help reduce cholesterol, improving blood circulation to the brain. Spinach: Containing folic acid, it helps to protect the brain….

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Lite Mint Mojito

July 20, 2015

Ladies, are you looking for a simple, refreshing cocktail that won’t pack on the extra calories this summer? I welcome you to try this Mint Mojito! The trick is to make your simple syrup using stevia instead of cane sugar. This results in a zero-calorie syrup that sweetens your cocktail just as precisely as a standard simple syrup. So squeeze some lime, pour in the soda and rum, and enjoy…

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3 Trail Mix Recipes That Are SO Much More Fun Than GORP

July 18, 2015

If you follow us on Twitter, then you may already know that we just hosted our first-ever “Snack Sesh” on the live-streaming app Periscope yesterday. There’s a lot more where that came from; each Wednesday around 3 p.m. EST, we’ll be bringing you fun new snack ideas. But if you missed the inaugural installment—which focused on creative and super easy themed trail mixes—you’re in luck. Here are all the recipes, in case you…

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Magic marble chocolate cake

July 16, 2015

We love this high-protein chocolate cake recipe from fitness model Rita Catolino. All you need are a few ingredients, a coffee mug or jar and a microwave! “This has been one of my go-tos for the past eight years, since I started competing. It’s perfect for the late-night kitchen raid when you want something sweet, moist and ‘cakey’ without having to bake up a storm or throwing your macro balance…

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