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‘Healthy’ Foods That Aren’t So Healthy

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When it comes to the nutrition and health fields, marketing can definitely be a double edged sword. Today we’ve compiled a list of foods for you that we steer away from and you should too. Fruit Juice While it’s a step up from soft drinks, packaged fruit juice is most likely high in sugar and…

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Why You Should Have Turmeric Every Day

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It’s hard to believe that a spice we season our food with can really boost the nutritional profile of our diets, but it’s true! Curcumin is the active compound in turmeric responsible for its strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The compound is special because it blocks inflammatory signals at a molecular level, leading to less…

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Clean Bars: What’s in a Clean Bar?

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It really does fill us with pride when we see a local brand producing such high quality products, and Clean Bars make us proud like no other. Clean Bars are the perfect snack, because there’s one for every occasion! Are you wondering about what exactly is in a clean bar? The ingredients are all natural…

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What’s in Your Cup of Coffee?

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We love a good cup of coffee as much as the next person to boost our mood and productivity, but depending on the type of coffee you choose you could either be nourishing your body or feeding it extra sugar, calories, and artificial flavorings. Coffee has many benefits for our body, but sadly unnecessary additives…

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Supplements: L-Carnitine

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L-carnitine is a natural substance found in food that can also be made in our body from other amino acids. Natural food sources of carnitine include most animal based foods such as milk, eggs, cheese, and poultry. L-carnitine, as a supplement, is available in liquid and tablet form. The L-carnitine amino acid acts as the…

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Healthy Alternatives to Dairy

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Most of us grew up drinking traditional cow’s milk, and there’s nothing wrong with that, so to speak, especially if you choose low fat or skimmed varieties. However, if you choose to make the switch from cow’s milk to non-dairy milk for ethical or health reasons, we are here to make your choice easier. With…

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Is Your Deodorant Toxic?

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Because it is something the vast majority of us use everyday, it is hard to think of it as harmful or toxic. After all, if it’s something we all use it can’t be that bad, right? There is a lot conflicting information out there about the safety of deodorants, and we’re here today to break…

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10 Beauty Product Terms to Know

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Sometimes reading a beauty or skincare product label is a trip back to science class. Big words, fanciful expressions and hard to pronounce terminologies- but what does it all mean? Believe it or not, these terms are not just for show. They are crucial in pointing out whether or not a product is right for…

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How to Turn Your Salad into a Full Meal

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Let’s face it- salads can get boring, fast. When you fall into that familiar slump of lettuce-cucumber-tomato with plain old vinaigrette, it’s all too easy to start feeling fed up and sick of salads altogether. Well, fear not! I have come up with a simple equation to ensure you always end up with a salad…

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