Category archives: Bites to Save Your Life

 

 

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5 Ways to Cut the Salt and Stop Being So Puffy

When used correctly, salt elevates the flavor of food, making dull nuances pop and bringing otherwise bland dishes to life. The problem is, when used incorrectly and excessively the body responds by becoming visibly puffy, bloated, swollen, like you gained 5 pounds overnight. Long-term, salt has been linked to high blood pressure- the leading cause of cardiovascular disease.

 

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Beer With Benefits... 4 Reasons to Drink Guinness

St. Patrick’s Day is often equated with two things: wearing green and drinking Guinness. Ok… so it can also be equated with next am hangovers. Not this year! While your friends may be barely able to lift their throbbing heads, swearing off alcohol for good (this time), and shunning the site of the piles of empty beer bottles, you might be out for a brisk morning jog… that is, IF your beer of choice was Guinness.

 

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Condiments That Cure

Some dieters are terrified of anything that goes on TOP of your food. To them, it’s all just extra calories. But some of those calories are actually loaded with benefits. Spices, herbs and spreads can curb your appetite, ease digestion, promote brain function, AND fight heart disease and cancer. So go ahead—spread, sprinkle or dash on some of these condiments that cure.

 

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Spices for your Body (and Fat Free Flavor)

So you’re buying high quality, beneficial ingredients like fruits, vegetables and lean protein- the basics… turns out, you’re actually missing some of the most basic basic AND best beneficial ingredients out there- spices. Not only do spices give you an amazing dynamic array of flavor choices, offering unlimited new ways to transform that chicken breast from Indian-inspired to Thai-spicy, but spices also have amazing health benefits. Sure, they come in teeny tiny jars, but don’t let their diminutive size lead you to underestimate their potent powers.

 

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Colds and Flu/ Immune Boosting (shopping list)

It may seem like bad news that there aren’t specific foods that target colds and the flu alone. But it’s actually great news! Here is why: All you have to do to protect against a nasty cold or flu is boost your immune system (I know, sounds like a big task, but we’ll break it down), and in doing that you’re also protecting your body against all kinds of infectious invaders.