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4 Surprising Ingredients To Avoid When Choosing an Energy Bar

As summer is here, many of you will be traveling. And it is crucial to travel with healthy snacks, especially when you're on the plane, given the lack of healthy food options available. One of the easiest ways to obtain your optimal nutrition when you're on the run (when you don't have access to a blender), is to bring your own energy bar. With a plethora of energy bars to choose from, how do ...

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How to Make Unbelievable Raw Desserts that Tastes Better than Godiva Truffles – Without Worrying About Your Waistline

Wait, what? Raw desserts with unprocessed, healthy ingredients that taste even better than butter-drenched desserts full of refined sugars you feel oh-so-guilty eating afterwards? Why would you ever want to go back to your Godiva milk chocolate truffles? There are plenty of reasons why you’d want to make raw vegan desserts. To name a few, making raw desserts is fast, doesn't require ...

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Are All Salt and Sugar Really the Villain to Weight Loss and Health?

...And, we’re back. No, I haven’t forgotten about this series and the long-awaited Part 3 – that’s what today is for. Over the past few months, we’ve covered topics many of you gym enthusiasts wonder about, from the benefits of soaked nuts, to why you aren’t what you eat, and the best source of protein for workout recovery. We’ve established that digestion is the key to nutrition, and ...

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Interview with Mimi Kirk: How to Eat Healthy International Raw Vegan Gourmet – Anywhere, Anytime

Last time around, we discussed how Mimi Kirk, winner of PETA Prime’s first “Sexiest Vegetarian over 50” contest, stepped up the game from vegetarianism to raw veganism at 69, why you can still be unhealthy as a vegan or vegetarian, tips to start incorporating raw foods into your lives, and more. We’ll pick up today from where we left off and cover why Mimi thinks dairy isn’t the health food the ...

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No, Don’t Faint: Why Durian is a Must-Have Tropical Fruit

Ever tried tropical fruit that  smells like revolting French cheese (Did your cat just take a dump)? Before you dread the thought of this pungent smell, you'd be surprised to know that this vitamin-C rich succulent, creamy, sweet fruit almost tastes like melted butter. Yes, I'm talking about durian,  the King of Fruits. Last time around, we talked about the top 5 tropical fruits you should eat ...

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6 Sunscreen Myths You Need to Ditch To Prevent Photoaging

Clear skin. Or better yet: get glowing, bronzy and tanned skin. Ask any celebrities why they look so great, having a solid skin care regime that works will be at the top of the list – even if he or she won’t admit it ;) But few people get amazing skin naturally after their 40s (Botox  and plastic surgery don't count). Besides the alcohol, lack of sleep, poor diet, there’s another huge ...

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Interview with Mimi Kirk: How to Stay Energetic and Fit beyond 70 – Without Botox and Pills

One thing most of us are secretly afraid of: Aging. Not only are you dreading the wrinkles, you’re worried about decrease in energy levels, new aches and pains, and yes, getting fatter… And then there are dis-eases like arthritis, heart diseases, diabetes, just to name a few... Don’t fret. It is still possible to stay healthy, lean, energetic (more so than a 20-year-old) and attractive, ...

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Summer No-Cook Recipe: Raw Asian Quinoa Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing

I love this salad because of its exotic flavors. The tangy taste of ginger complements the sweetness of the carrots. Mix that with the fulsome oiliness of the tahini, smokiness of the golden, maple syrup, as well a zesty flavor of the lemon juice. This gives you the perfectly sweet carrot ginger dressing to nourish your body. Add that to the colorful mesclun greens and sprouted quinoa, you ...

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