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  • More Reasons To Love Chocolate
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    More Reasons To Love Chocolate

    January 2014
    If you love cocoa and chocolate as much as I do, read on! Cocoa beans are among the richest sources of antioxidants called flavonoids and polyphenols—similar to those found in wine—which benefit both your physical and mental health...
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    Recipes to Chase Away Your Cold

    December 2013
    Antioxidant-rich, nutrient dense foods including whole fruits, vegetable, grains and omega-3 rich foods provide a diverse range of tastes and textures to appease the pickiest of eaters while packing a powerful punch to keep your immune system humming this winter or anytime.
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    Why You Shouldn't Skip Breakfast

    November 2013
    There are plenty of reasons that people skip breakfast. But there are even more reasons why they shouldn't. "I don't like cereal." "I'm allergic to eggs." "I'm not hungry when I wake up." "I don't have time."
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    Skinny Dips and Snacking Swaps

    August 2013
    This summer, you can still enjoy tasty with your friends and family-- without breaking the bank on your calorie budget (but, there’s no self-denial here).
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    Power Foods that Perform

    July 2013
    One of the unintended and sensible consequences of the carbphobic madness is that we’ve finally learned the significance of protein -- lean protein -- in a balanced diet.
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    Summer Grilling Thai Style

    May 2013
    Who knew that one of the most flavorful cooking methods is healthy too? Since grilling doesn’t require much added fat, it’s an easy way to economize on calories without sacrificing flavor.
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    R is for Red Beans

    April 2013
    Legumes are a culinary paradox. The least expensive group of foods, they have priceless anti-aging benefits.
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