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Lean protein sources (excluding meat, eggs or dairy)

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When you hear the word “protein”, the first thing that comes to your mind is meat. Others may think of dairy products or eggs. Maybe fish and other seafood, too. But, with the ever-increasing trend for a healthy diet, more and more people are looking for other, healthier lean protein sources besides those that come from animals. Well, you’re in luck. If you want to eat more protein without eating meat, eggs or dairy, you might want to take into consideration plant sources.   Plants Have Protein? Yes, I can hear the shock in the above question. Plants DO HAVE protein. […]
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10 Iron rich foods (excluding red meat)

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Iron is one of the essential minerals that the human body cannot do without. But, if you hear people telling you that the only source of iron is red meat, let me tell you…THEY ARE WRONG! There are plenty of other iron rich foods. Iron is naturally present in a lot of foods, and that includes plants. Plants have iron? Yes, in fact, plants not only get their iron from the soil surroundings its roots, they need this mineral the way we humans do. In plants, iron is needed in the production of chlorophyll, which provides oxygen. In humans, iron is […]
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How to build a grocery list for weight loss

When it comes to weight loss, the most common advice that you will hear is that 1) you should go on a diet and 2) exercise one or more hours a day. Never is there any mention of a grocery list for weight loss. But, you must not underestimate the importance of the lowly grocery list. It is not only important to know the healthy foods that should go on your grocery list. You should know how to shop for them. This way, you will find yourself eating a healthy diet that supports optimal weight loss results. Building Your Grocery […]
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20 fat burning tips backed by science

In writing this blog post, I am always asked by readers if I could give them fat burning tips. The best fat burning tips are not only the most basic. Scientists have verified the effectiveness of these 20 tips I have for you below through years of research. Now, 20 science-backed fat burning tips may be a lot to absorb in one long list. So that these tips will be easier to remember, let’s break them down into sections… Fat burning tips: Watch What You’re Eating! 1) Reduce your intake of simple carbs Simple carbs are foods that underwent processing. […]
How to lose weight naturally

How to Lose Weight Naturally: 13 Easy Lifestyle Tips

Okay, I’m pretty sure that you’ve told yourself countless times that you should go on a diet to lose weight. More importantly, you want to know how to lose weight naturally. BUT, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), diets and other weight loss programs are only good IF the overweight or obese person will strongly commit to the programs and their goals from start to finish. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t have the patience or the stamina to make such a commitment. So…what can you do to lose weight? Well, it’s as simple […]
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How to Lower Your Cholesterol Fast

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High cholesterol is one of the leading health problems in the world today. Worldwide, it is estimated that 39 percent of adults aged 25 years and above have raised cholesterol. According to 2008 trends, it is responsible for 2.6 million deaths and 29.7 million disability adjusted life years. High cholesterol is also the major cause of ischemic heart disease and stroke. This data is enough to give you pause and think: “Do I have high cholesterol?” And if you do, you probably want to know how to lower your cholesterol fast. Well, it’s not as hard as you may think. With just a […]
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What Supplements Should I Take?

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There seems to be a lot of confusion. Many people wonder: what supplements should I take? With so much information readily available nowadays it can be confusing to really know. It can be overwhelming, but I want to simplify things for you in this article. After reading this, when someone asks you: what supplements should I take? You will know. It is so simple. But first, let’s cover a few important points regarding supplements. Should I add Supplements to my Diet? Dietary supplements are now more readily available than ever before, and a huge variety of different supplements are on […]
calcium rich foods

10 Dairy-Free, Calcium Rich Foods (Number 8 is My Favourite)

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There seems to be a problem. You need calcium, but most calcium comes from dairy products right? Wrong. Dairy products aren’t the only source of calcium, there is also other calcium rich foods. Everyone knows that calcium is one of the most important nutrients that people of all ages should consume the recommended amounts of. I cannot emphasize enough just how important calcium is since it is vital for bone health. You need strong bones, and you know how bone gets depleted as we grow old, which makes us prone to develop osteoporosis. I’m pretty sure you were told that […]
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9 Reasons Why A Very Low Calorie Diet Is Bad For You

Any person, who has attempted to lose weight in order to get the body of their dreams or to improve one’s health, is sure to have tried a very low calorie diet. In fact, slashing down one’s calorie intake continues to be one of the most popular and practical methods for weight loss. However, when you go through drastic measures to lose weight by going on a very low calorie diet, it may end up having negative effects on your health. To help you, I’ve created a 3 day meal plan designed to get you lean just by eating the rights […]
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How to Eat More Vegetables: 6 Sneaky Ways

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Eating meat is addictive. For many, eating meat is no problem. The problem is eating enough veggies. Which is why in this article I want to show you how to eat more vegetables in your diet. Studies have shown that meat contains a substance called hypoxanthine that causes stimulant effects similar to caffeine. It’s no wonder you experience withdrawal symptoms like loss of energy and tiredness once you switch to a nutrient-rich diet. Before I tell you how to eat more vegetables, let me show you some of the health risks of eating too much meat, especially red meat. Health Risks of […]