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Kids And Raw Foods
Many parents, including raw food parents, struggle with getting their children to eat more fruits and vegetables. Here are a few tips and tricks to helping your children learn to enjoy a healthier diet including raw foods.Start gradual. Slowly introduce new foods to your children, and do not make a…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Nov 06, 2011  
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Getting Started With Green Smoothies
Of all of the things that I would recommend to start eating better, it would be to add a green smoothie into your diet every morning. I'll briefly outline the what's, why's and how's, and show you some great recipes to get you started. Don't be afraid to experiment and…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   May 27, 2011  
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Natural Sugar Substitutes
I have a sweet tooth. There's no getting around it. Even though I eat really healthy and fill my plate full of fruits and vegetables, it never fails. At the end of dinner, I always want a little bite of something sweet. I try to avoid traditional sweets made with…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   May 25, 2011  
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A Beginners Guide to Farmers Markets
Are you new to the idea of getting your fresh produce at a farmers market? Farmers markets can be a great source of fresh raw food, and you are supporting your local farmers at the same time. If you have never been to a farmers market, there are several tips…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   May 23, 2011  
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Can You Get Enough Protein From Plants?
One of the biggest questions people have about eating a raw, vegan, or vegetarian diet is, "How do I get enough protein?" We've been led to believe that protein only comes from meat and other animal sources, but the truth is, every living cell contains protein. Plants contain protein! Fruits,…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   May 20, 2011  
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Saving Money: Grow Organic
One familiar argument against a raw food diet is that it is too expensive and very difficult to find organic raw vegetables. There is an easy solution to this problem. Grow them! Including a reduced cost, there are several benefits to starting a garden. Growing your own vegetables helps the…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   May 17, 2011  
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5 Steps To Getting Started With A Raw Food Diet
Are you lost about where to start with your raw food pursuits? Many people try to jump in 'cold turkey' and then get frustrated and overwhelmed when they fail to eat 100% raw. Personally, I've found it much easier to take baby steps towards my heatlh goals. If you're just…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   May 13, 2011  
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How To Use A Vitamix
When I got my first Vitamix several years ago, I was so excited. I knew I would use it every day, and it would make my life as a health nut much easier. From the advertisements, it was clear I would have smoothies in seconds, as well as soups, nut…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   May 13, 2011  
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The Devil Wears Plastic
I say this light-heartedly, but I really do mean it….plastic bags are of the devil! Friends, we are making a mess of our planet, and our ridiculous consumption of plastic bags is a huge contributor. Some countries have become so aware of the destructive impact these bags have on our…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Environmental Issues   May 10, 2011  
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Getting Enough Vitamin C
The daily vitamin requirements for Vitamin C seem to vary quite significantly depending on the source. According to the U.S. Government's National Academy of Sciences, one would need a very small amount to meet the daily Vitamin C recommendation with only 75 mg for women and 90 mg for men.…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   May 10, 2011  
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