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Eat Right Bite by Bite

The 2020 National Nutrition Month theme promotes making mindful choices with small goals and changes that will positively affect your health. Good nutrition doesn’t have to be restrictive or overwhelming; every little bit of nutrition is a step in the right direction. Try these small steps to have a cumulative healthful effect.

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The Best and Worst Diets for 2020

Well, 25 health and wellness experts weighed in on the best and worst diets for 2020 and there are some popular ones that are listed as the worst. Before we dig in to see what the experts had to say, we need to know what the criteria is for the ‘best’ diet. Experts considered balance, maintainability, palatability, family-friendliness, sustainability and healthfulness when ranking the diets.


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What is a Plant-Based Diet?

There are so many new plant-based products on our grocery store shelves and in our restaurants. That must mean its healthy or something to try, right? But what does a plant-based diet consist of? It’s pretty simple, the focus is on eating foods that are primarily from plants: fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, oils, whole grains, legumes and beans. It doesn’t mean you are vegetarian or vegan and never eat meat, eggs or dairy. It means you are making the choice to eat more foods from a plant source rather than an animal.


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Healthy to a “T”: ~ How to Beat Stress Eating

Feel as if there is nothing you can do about stress? Do you turn to food whenever you’re stressed out? Everyone has these same thoughts at some point in their life, but you have more control than you think. Stress management is about taking charge. No matter how stressful your life seems, there are steps you can take to relieve the pressure and regain control. There is no “one size fits all” solution to managing stress. Here are a few healthy ways of coping with stress:
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Healthy to a “T”: ~ Can an Apple a Day Really Keep the Doctor Away?

It sure can help. Every time you bite into an apple you are getting a dose of powerful nutrition. One medium apple provides 17% DV (daily value) of fiber, 14% DV of vitamin C, 6% DV of potassium and only 95 calories. That’s not all – scientific studies have found that people who eat fruit regularly have lower risks of developing high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, degenerative eye disease, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, diverticulitis and obesity.

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