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Here are 10 very good snacks you might offer to your children after school; they’re nutritious and healthy yet still light enough for an afternoon treat.
1. Celery Sticks With Peanut Butter
These are crunchy and nutritious and the protein from the peanut butter will help to fill them up.
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Supermarkets need to sell foods as they are picked and shipped in, so fresh foods like fruit may not always be in peak condition when you shop. How can you choose ripe fruit and fruit that’s not past its prime?
The color and firmness of fruit will tell you its condition. If it is pale then it is probably not ripe... Read all »
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To bolster your immune system, think dark leafy greens and dark colored fruits. These are high in antioxidants and other elements that help you to stay healthy. Spinach, kale, dark romaine lettuce and greens like these are going to help keep you healthy. Berries of all sorts will also bolster your immune system, so... Read all »
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Phytonutrients are nutrients that come from plant sources. The word “phyto” is from the Greek word for plant, and these chemicals are needed in the human body for it be strong and healthy. While phytonutrients aren’t necessary for keeping you alive the way vitamins and trace minerals are, they will help your... Read all »
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One reason to reconsider rice cakes when you’re dieting is that they are almost pure carbohydrates. The body breaks down simple carbohydrates as sugar. This means you not only pack on the pounds when you have too many carbohydrates, but eating sugar often leads to craving sugar. When you have simple carbs you may... Read all »
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While you want to cut calories to lose weight, you also want to eat healthy so you know you’re feeding and nourishing yourself and getting the food you need. Starving yourself means starving your muscles and your heart; those with eating disorders like anorexia can do long-term damage to their heart and their... Read all »
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According to some experts on nutrition and biology, eating red meat delivers this carnitine to bacteria that live in the human stomach. These bacteria is helpful and allows food to be broken down so that it can be absorbed in the system and digested more readily.
These bacteria are said to digest the carnitine in... Read all »
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The fat in chocolate is actually very important to its flavor and texture, which is why it’s been so difficult to find a method of producing chocolate that retains the flavor and texture. Emulsion is a process that mixes two ingredients that don’t typically mix, like oil and water, and when making chocolate, the... Read all »
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Some foods may be obvious when it comes to their freshness and how edible they are. If milk starts to smell rotten or fruit starts to turn brown, obviously it is no longer fit for consumption, no matter the date on the label. You may notice that certain foods in your house begin to turn bad even before their... Read all »
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Tea is a good way to heat up your insides and to fight the virus. Not every tea works as a healing agent, so consider the best teas to buy to make you feel better when fighting a cold.
Green tea is typically the best tea for any illness, as it contains antioxidants which speed the healing process. Green tea is also... Read all »
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Because you’re more prone to hold onto stubborn body fat and to suffer from “middle age spread” as you get older, you need to think about what you eat and how much, and even when you eat. A slower metabolism will result in less chance for your body to burn calories, so having snacks and other treats as you get... Read all »
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In Karmel’s 'New Complete Baby & Toddler Meal Planner' you will find everything you need to properly plan and prepare meals for babies that are being introduced to solid foods and for toddlers that are ready for real meals. The book was first published as a hardcover and paperback some 20 years ago, but has... Read all »