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Fitness Tip of the Week: Save Money Buying Healthy Food

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It’s the truth: We all want to save money buying healthy food. When you’re buying healthy food, you often are going to spend more money because of the difference in quality. This is often the reason people choose less healthy options. But there are ways to save money when you want to eat right and take care of yourself. Save your bucks and feed your body the best!

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30 Minute Meals: Southern Jambalaya

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You can get back to your southern roots (or find them) with this healthy, versatile, delicious recipe for southern jambalaya. Typically found in southern Louisiana’s Cajun Country, jambalaya has found its way into other regions because of its wonderful flavor, ease of preparation, and versatility – plus it just tastes good! This rice based dish works well with chicken and sausage, seafood, or if you are feeling particularly southern, gator and andouille sausage.

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Dieting? 6 Ways to Limit Calories Consumed at a Buffet

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A few months ago, you embarked on a healthier eating plan. At the same time, you also started working out at the gym several times a week. So far, you’re thrilled with the results of your new, healthy lifestyle. You’ve lost some weight and feel better than you ever have felt in your life. After recently receiving an invitation to a family reunion, you were initially excited. However, your excitement quickly turned to panic when you discovered the event is scheduled to be held at a local buffet restaurant. You’re afraid you’ll be lured by the sights and smells of your old favorite, fattening foods. If you can relate to this scenario, consider the following 6 ways to limit calories consumed at a buffet.

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Good Carbs, Bad Carbs: Discerning the Difference

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Even if you’re aiming for a high-fat, low-carb diet, you’re going to be taking in some carbohydrates — even the strictest ketogenic dieters need a few vegetables to round out their nutritional profiles. As you increase the number of carbohydrates you allow yourself in a day, the problem of discerning quality carbohydrates from bad ones becomes increasingly important. Keeping to the healthiest vegetables as a minor side for one or two meals is fairly easy; doing so when a large portion of your caloric intake comes from carbs is not. Today, we’ll be talking about what makes a good carb good and a bad carb bad and where to look for each kind.

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Reading Food Labels: What Your Food is Trying to Tell You

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When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, regular workouts and a nutritious diet go hand in hand. But how do you avoid fads and falsehoods when it comes to advice on what to eat? Begin with a clear understanding of how to select the healthiest foods to fuel your body. That means understanding the ingredients when reading food labels, choosing the healthiest whole foods and avoiding calorie-laden foods marketed as healthy.

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4 Reasons Dads Need Gym Time

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For many men, becoming a father is one of the most rewarding, amazing, and unforgettable experiences of their lives. While the bond between a father and his kids is special, the role of fatherhood comes with enormous responsibilities. If you’re a busy dad, you might not be exercising as often as you would like to. But, getting regular gym time might actually make you a better father.

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Getting Enough Vitamin D To Improve Your Health

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Vitamin D performs some A-plus functions in the body. It promotes calcium absorption and is critical for bone growth as well as prevention of osteoporosis. It has a role in neuromuscular and immune functions and inflammation reduction. It’s also recommended for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, muscle weakness, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, bronchitis, and tooth and gum disease.

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