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Grilled Mediterranean Zucchini Boats • Healthy Helper – Health Article

Summertime means it’s grilling season! Fire up the grill and escape to a mediterranean oasis with these Grilled Mediterranean Zucchini Boats. Stuffed with hummus, olives, roasted tomatoes, and cedar plank salmon….they are a taste and texture delight! By posting this recipe, I am entering a recipe contest put on by Cedar Bay Grilling Company. As you know, I am a seafood lover. I often say that I’ve never met a type of seafood that I don’t like. And I’m not…

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Why Our Brain Doesn’t Crave Healthy Food? – Health Article

Have you ever wondered why your brains always crave junk food over healthy foods? Despite our knowledge of how unhealthy foods affects our overall health, we keep doing it every time. This post takes a look at why your brain doesn’t crave healthy food and how to train your brain to crave healthy food. Why You Have Cravings A craving can drive you crazy. Well, not literary, but until you lay your hands on a particular food, you may never…

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19 Nut-Free Bites and Balls [healthy + delicious] • Healthy Helper – Health Article

A roundup of nut-free bites and balls that are allergy-friendly and perfect for snacking on! Pop any of these delicious treats into your mouth for sweet satisfaction without worrying about nuts.  In a world where nut-allergies are on the rise (in children AND adults), it can be hard to find delicious, homemade snack options that don’t include nuts. Especially when it comes to the ever-so-popular bites and balls. Usually based from dried fruit and nuts, these bites of delight are…

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5 REAL FOOD Alternatives to Protein Powder After a Workout • Healthy Helper – Health Article

Do you immediately supplement with protein powders after a workout? STOP. Next time, reach for real food sources of this essential macronutrient. Real food = better fuel and better recovery. No need to buy expensive, processed supplements when nature has everything for you!   Everyone knows it’s important to get in adequate nutrition after a tough workout. Protein is especially crucial if you’ve lifted heavy or done an intense cardio session. Most people tend to reach for a protein shake…

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Boost energy naturally with these 5 easy life hacks – Health Article

New research suggests over a third of us feel most fatigued in February. Healthista’s Nutritional director Rick Hay explains five natural ways we can boost our energy levels February may be the shortest month of the year, but it certainly doesn’t feel that way. According to new research by AXA PPP Healthcare, over a third (36%) of Brits feel most fatigued in February compared to any other month of the year. According to a poll of over 2,000 UK adults released yesterday, shorter days (66%) and the…

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Oil-Free Vegan Lentil Falafel [gluten-free] – Health Article

Perfectly spiced lentil patties that are baked instead of deep-fried! This healthy, vegan alternative to traditional falafel is full of plant-based protein and FLAVOR. A traditional middle-eastern favorite with a delicious modern twist! If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’ve been ALL about the savory foods lately. Sure, I still eat mostly sweet stuff for breakfast and snacks throughout the day…but for some reason, when it comes to snacks and meals, all I’ve wanted is food that’s savory,…

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Healthy Vegan Reese’s Bites [gluten-free + no added sugar] • Healthy Helper – Health Article

Chocolate peanut butter bites with the creamy, richness of a truffle and the wholesomeness of a healthy homemade treat. Filled with healthy fats, whole grains, and natural sugars, these Reese’s Bites will be your new favorite way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Vegan, gluten-free, and absolutely delicious! February is flying by and that means we are onto Month 2 of the Aloha Healthy initiative with Tops Markets! Last month was all about organics…with my delicious (FULLY ORGANIC) recipe for Sweet…

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Detox for Kids – Safely Reduce the Toxic Load – Health Article

No matter how hard you try, you simply can’t avoid all toxins. Your kids are going to be exposed to toxins on a daily basis. There are too many chemicals lurking in food, water, air, schools, playgrounds – and especially all the stuff in your home. Everyone living in this world has some level of toxicity in their body, and it’s important to keep this at a minimum. What you want to avoid is toxic overload. This is when the…

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Most Effective Tricks to Boost the Metabolism Function of Body – Health Article

Metabolism is all the energy expenditure by your body counted in terms of calories and which is responsible for all bodily functions. That means it is the reason behind the aliveness of all living beings. The good news is that with some effective tricks to boost the metabolism function of your body you can improve overall functionality and your health. Whatever you eat every day your body converts it into the energy form with the help of the metabolism function…

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