Which Snack Bars are the Healthiest?

If you take a walk down the granola bar aisle at the grocery store these days, there are more than enough snack bars to choose from – granola, cereal and high protein bars to name a few.

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Dairy-Free Alternatives

For years, milk has been a staple at meals. But if you have shopped for milk lately, you may have noticed many different dairy-free soy-, nut- or rice-based options available.

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Don’t Drink Your Calories

Sugar-sweetened beverages are everywhere these days and include soft drinks, flavored coffee beverages, juice drinks, sports and energy drinks. These are often sweetened with high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup or sugar.

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Grieving Caregivers: On a Journey to Find the ‘New Normal’

After a loved one dies, we may feel a mix of emotions—sadness, relief, guilt and regret, to name just a few. These emotions are typical. But, as a caregiver of that loved one, we may find ourselves wondering “what now?”

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Sleep and Nutrition

Are you exercising, eating the right foods and still struggling to maintain your weight? Sleep deprivation may be impacting your weight loss goals. If you’re not getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night, a lack of sleep may be affecting your waistline.

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Managing IBS Symptoms

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal disorder in which abdominal discomfort or pain is associated with a range of symptoms. It affects an estimated 10 to 15 percent of the U.S. population.

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Are Preservative-Free Meats a Better Option?

You may have noticed “preservative-free”, “all-natural” or “no nitrates added” lunch meat in the grocery store lately. These meat products contain celery powder or celery juice and are becoming increasing popular due to research studies that link a high intake of processed meats with an increased risk of colorectal cancer. But are these products as healthy as they sound?

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Sea Salt vs. Table Salt

Sea salt has become increasingly popular and can be found in many recipes and now in more packaged items like crackers, potato chips, nuts and even chocolate. Some perceive it to be better option than table salt due to being less processed, but is it healthier for you?

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Know Your Numbers

A part of healthy living is knowing some of your basic health indicators. These vary by individual, so be sure to check with your physician to determine what your particular needs may be.

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Artificial Sweeteners: Are They Safe?

Artificial sweeteners can be found just about anywhere in the grocery store, from chewing gum to baked goods to beverages, to sweeten without the extra calories. Their use has become more commonplace today, but some individuals have concerns about how safe these artificial products are to consume.

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