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Countries with the Best Diets in the World

Countries with the Best Diets in the World

Intro A recent study found that poor diet was killing more people globally than tobacco. In fact, this same study stated that 1 in 5 early deaths could have been prevented with a better diet. Importantly, this research pointed out how it is the foods that we don’t eat that are shortening our life expectancy. …

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Red Bean Lentil Soup

Red Bean Lentil Soup – Tasty and Nutritious

Healthier Desserts

1/13 Berries and Cream It’s a classic combo. Berries are sweet, juicy, and low in calories. They also have many heart-healthy nutrients, like antioxidants and fiber. Dress a cup of them up with a dollop of whipped cream or low-fat sour cream — it adds 20 to 50 calories, but little to no sugar. 2/13 Frozen …

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Better Skin After 50

Your wisdom and confidence may grow as you get older, but the same isn’t true for many of your hormone levels. Read on… During menopause, lower levels of estrogen have a big impact on your skin. Less estrogen makes you prone to thinning, sagging, and wrinkling. Fortunately, you can relieve some of the skin-related effects …

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How to Fuel for an Indoor Rowing Race

Rowing & Regatta nutritionist Jacqueline Birtwisle shares her tips on how to fuel in the lead up to and on race day, just in time for the British Rowing Indoor Championships. It is the perfect time to start thinking about how to fuel your race day. Your meal the night before A pasta or rice based …

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Know your Leafy Greens

1/16 What’s So Great About Greens? They’re super foods at their finest, rich in all kinds of vitamins and minerals. High in fiber and low in calories, greens can help manage your weight while special plant compounds may lower your risk of some cancers, heart disease, and osteoporosis (a disease that causes brittle bones). And yes, …

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Make your own Pumpkin and Lentil Soup – Great Recovery Meal

Make your own Pumpkin and Lentil Soup – Great Recovery Meal

This delicious pumpkin and lentil soup recipe is perfect anytime of the year and is also a great recovery meal. Why not rustle up former GB Rowing Team chef Omar Meziane’s delicious pumpkin and lentil soup recipe? Not only is it the perfect recipe to keep you warm over the winter months, but pumpkin has …

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Health Benefits of Pumpkin

Health Benefits of Pumpkin

1/12 Beta Carotene Boost  Just like their orange cousins, the carrot and the sweet potato, pumpkins are rich in beta carotene. Your body changes this antioxidant to vitamin A. You need vitamin A to see, ward off germs, and for your reproductive system to work the way it should. It also helps your heart, lungs, …

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Bad Heart Habits

1/9 1. You Bank on Your Workout Do you exercise? That’s great. But if you sit down for most of the rest of your day, that’s a problem. You need to be active all day long. Little bursts count. If you have a desk job, take a short walk every hour to boost your circulation, …

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Best and Worst Salads for Your Health

“The fruit adds sweetness and antioxidants. The nuts give you protein, fiber, and healthy fat. This mix of nutrients makes your salad more satisfying and healthy. In fact, research shows that eating nuts regularly can help fend off heart disease and cancer”  read on… 1/18 Is Salad Really a Healthy Choice? That depends on what …

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