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Are You B12 Deficient?

When it comes to weight loss, your body needs to be firing on all cylinders to provide you with the energy and means to maximise your weight loss and meet those healthy lifestyle goals. That’s why it’s important to ensure you’re not deficient in any essential vitamins or nutrients - especially B12. What is B12? B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that’s necessary for your body to function correctly. It’s an essential component in cell metabolism,...

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Healthy Refreshing Beverages for Summer

  Summer is here and it's time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine! Whether you're lounging in a hammock or staying active in the sun, it's important to keep your body hydrated with fluids. The heat can make us perspire and dehydrate quickly, so it's always good to have a beverage on hand. The good news is that you don't need to veer off your diet regimen in order to indulge in a thirst-quenching...

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Fun and Healthy Back to School Lunch Ideas

Summer has flown by and the new school year is here. It’s time to start thinking about school lunches again. While some are ready to resume their school year routine, others are less than happy to be faced with the daunting task of packing lunches. After all, long work hours combined with various children’s activities can make it hard to prep dinner, let alone lunch for the following day. Often, this time crunch leaves parents...

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Southern Cuisine Increases Stroke Risk

Courtesy: Augusta Chronicle By Tom Corwin Fried chicken, salty ham and sweet tea have long been staples of Southern cuisine but it could also be the reason the region has a much higher stroke rate, research released Thursday found. In findings presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that those with the greatest adherence to a “Southern” diet had a 41 percent increased risk of...

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Vending Machines Showing Calorie Counts of Sodas

NEW YORK — As criticism of sugary sodas intensifies, Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper are rolling out new vending machines that will put calorie counts right at your fingertips. The move comes ahead of a regulation that would require restaurant chains and vending machines to post the information as early as next year, although the specifics for complying with the requirement are still being worked out. “They’re seeing the writing on the wall and want...

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