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Frozen Fruit Bars with Fiber

Fiber helps you lose weight by giving you a sense of fullness. A study in 2009 by Appetite found out just how much you can save in calories by focusing on filling up with fiber. They gave three different groups of … Continue reading

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Learn While You Workout

Instead of reaching for a mindless magazine or the latest top 40 playlist while you’re doing time on the treadmill, reach for an audiobook or novel. Studies show that learning while exercising can help you retain information better than you … Continue reading

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Zero-Calorie Noodles and Rice- Are they Worth It?

If you’re on a mission to lose weight, you’ve probably heard of these zero-calorie noodles, called Shirataki, and zero-calorie rice. At $2.50 per serving, these noodles are very expensive when compared to whole wheat pasta. One pound of conventional whole wheat … Continue reading

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Encouraging Healthy Lifestyles in Teenagers

Childhood obesity rates might be falling, experts say, but we have a long way to go to encourage healthy lifestyles in our children and teenagers. Some states have seen increases in childhood obesity rates and others are stagnating. But how … Continue reading

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New Government Regulations for Gluten-free Labeling

In 1999, U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y. proposed labeling laws for food allergens to protect people from dangerous allergens. The act became a law in 2004 and required products to be labeled if they contained or possibly came into contact with … Continue reading

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How To Drink More Water

One of the easiest health improvements is this: drink enough water. Americans are notoriously bad at drinking enough fluids throughout the day. Drinking enough water throughout the day is important to staying healthy because our bodies need water for basic … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons to Eat More Fruit

Eating healthy foods is important to us at Chunks O’ Fruti because we know how much of a positive impact it can make on your daily and long-term health. There are thousands of reasons to eat the full servings of … Continue reading

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Allergies, Intolerance, Aversions, and Avoidance

There’s a lot of talk about food allergies, but sometimes “allergy” is the wrong word. Let’s get specific about the things that keep people from eating specific food ingredients. If you’re allergic to an ingredient, your body responds to that … Continue reading

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Back to School Tips and Tricks

If your children are going to school for the first time this year, they’re probably starting to get the jitters about leaving home for the first time during the day all by themselves or starting in a new class. You … Continue reading

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Think Positively and Lose Weight!

Did you know that just thinking positively about your body can help you lose weight or keep pounds off? In a study commissioned by Special K, researchers found that nine out of ten women who thought more about good, positive … Continue reading

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