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Coconut Water by Vita Coco®

Posted by on Jan 30, 2012 in Twinkie's Favorites | Comments Off on Coconut Water by Vita Coco®

Vita Coco’s an all-natural, super-hydrating, fat-free, cholesterol-free, nutrient-packed, potassium-stacked, mega-electrolyte coconut water! What is Coconut Water? Many people seem to get coconut water a little mixed up with coconut milk, but there’s a big difference between the two. Coconut water comes from inside younger coconuts filled with a clear, electrolyte-rich juice that contains zero fat and zero cholesterol. Coconut milk is what is produced from grating the coconut meat of older, brown coconuts: a white, rich liquid containing oils and fat, and often used as an ingredient in cooking and baking. Health Benefits of Coconut Water Coconut water is loaded with potassium (more than two bananas!), which is a great way to keep the body hydrated naturally and prevents cramping. Coconut water naturally contains more electrolytes than leading sports drinks – without any of the added sugars or processed...

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How to Make Sense of Your Cholesterol Levels

Posted by on Jan 26, 2012 in Health | Comments Off on How to Make Sense of Your Cholesterol Levels

Did you know that cholesterol is required in several important body functions? That’s right, you actually need cholesterol! Conventional doctors will neglect to tell you this, and unnecessarily prescribe statins or cholesterol-lowering drugs, putting you at risk of well-documented side effects. Why? Pharmaceutical drugs are big business! Of course, that’s another story entirely. Check out this infographic about cholesterol and help others by sharing this with your family and friends! Feel free to follow us, however you like: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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The 90-Second Fitness Winners!

Posted by on Jan 23, 2012 in Winners | Comments Off on The 90-Second Fitness Winners!

Congratulations Winner1, Winner2, and Winner3! Our lucky readers just won an autographed copy of the book The 90-Second Fitness Solution by Pete Cerqua! Thank you everyone for participating! We will have many more opportunities for you to win something, so stay tuned… Winner’s next steps: Watch for our email! It will come from, and we will need you to provide us with your mailing address so we can have your prize sent directly to you. If you do not reply back to us within 48 hours after our email, we will have to choose another winner. Keep updated on the latest & greatest health articles by joining the Skinny Twinkie community! Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Is Organic always more expensive?

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in Twinkie | Comments Off on Is Organic always more expensive?

I was just as my local grocery store and found something worth mentioning (oh, and making a short video clip of it, of course!)… Organic avocados were cheaper than conventionally grown avocados. Here’s my proof: Feel free to follow us, however you like: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Skinny Tip #10

Posted by on Jan 16, 2012 in Skinny Tips & Quotes | Comments Off on Skinny Tip #10

Freshen Your Breath! Do you over-do it on the snacking? Perhaps you eat more than you should at any given meal? My Skinny Tip to prevent overeating is to freshen up your breath! Why it Works Have you ever tried eating a piece of food after you just brushed your teeth or taken a mint? If you haven’t, trust me – It’s usually not the most amazing flavor combination, which makes it less desirable to continue munching on whatever it is that you just starting to eat. The Strategy Once you are done eating, whether it be a main meal or a snack, it’s time to brush your teeth, take a mint, or chew on some mint gum! It’s pretty easy to do, and you’ll be amazed with the results! When you freshen your breath after you eat, it...

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Hostess Brand Files for Bankruptcy

Posted by on Jan 12, 2012 in Health | 2 comments

Hostess Brands Files for Bankruptcy In the news this week, I found out that Hostess (who makes fatty and sugar treat such as Twinkie’s) has filed for Bankruptcy. “Hostess went through a Chapter 11 bankruptcy back in 2004 and had trouble regaining its footing afterwards, in spite of investments and loans from private equity firms and hedge funds. The Journal reports that Hostess has lined up financing that would allow it to continue operating while in bankruptcy, so its ovens won’t be shut off just yet.” – TIME Magazine Your “Vote” Counts The every day consumer, like you and me, has more power than we realize. Business is all about supply and demand, and with the recent bankruptcy news we realize that there just isn’t a big enough demand for Hostess snacks anymore. Thanks to a more health conscious...

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Benefits and Sources of Vitamin A

Posted by on Jan 9, 2012 in Nutrition | Comments Off on Benefits and Sources of Vitamin A

There are two main sources that you can obtain vitamin A naturally. 1) Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that comes from animal foods such as calf liver. 2) Vitamin A comes from Carotenoids (alpha-, beta-, and gamma- carotene) which our bodies convert into Vitamin A and comes from many fruits and vegetables. Check out the many health benefits of Vitamin A and find out how to get more of it in your healthy lifestyle! Health Benefits of Vitamin A • Vitamin A has been shown to help fight against age-related ocular diseases such as macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma. Vitamin A helps to improve night vision by allowing the eyes to more effectively distinguish between light and dark. • Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant and can help protect us against skin diseases and some cancers. • Vitamin A plays an important role with...

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Win An Autographed Copy of The 90-Second Fitness Solution!

Posted by on Jan 5, 2012 in Giveaways | 36 comments

It’s time to kick start your new year with a healthy lifestyle! I figured this book would help provide you with the information you need to get started! Three lucky readers will win an autographed copy of The 90-Second Fitness Solution! What is The 90-Second Fitness Solution? This book is designed for people like you and me. Life is busy and complicated, and The 90-Second Fitness Solution provides a unique set of 90-second sets that are efficient for a healthy and stronger you. Skeptical? I might be a little too, but there are plenty of testimonials in the book that will quickly change your mind about the power of intense workouts and consistency. Overall, The 90-Second Fitness Solution will help you accomplish the following: 1) Shorten your workouts 2) Simplify your eating 3) Save money on supplements 4) Stress-proof  your life About The...

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