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The Many Health Benefits Of Incorporating Chia Seeds Into Your Daily Diet

Posted by on Oct 29, 2012 in Nutrition | 0 comments

Health Benefits of Chia Seeds For anyone looking to get a lot of health benefits out of one food they eat, they will surely want to consider using chia seeds. These particular seeds have several essential vitamins that can benefit the body, and help to heal certain diseases when consumed daily. In addition, for any individual looking to shed excess weight this food source is ideal! There are plenty of health benefits to using this food inside of your smoothie recipes, or sprinkling it onto foods. In addition, we all have heard how we need to be getting more Omega-3’s into our daily routine. Keeping that in mind, it might surprise you to learn that these tiny little black or white seeds actually carry about five grams in a single 1 ounce serving. However, trying to get more fiber...

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How Much is a Pound of Fat?

Posted by on Oct 25, 2012 in Weight Loss | 0 comments

Check out this infographic showing some interesting facts about fat! Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Don’t blame your baby…

Posted by on Oct 22, 2012 in New Mom | 0 comments

I think that this card is kinda mean…or maybe it’s just that the truth can hurt sometimes. …what do you think?  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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Boost Your Body for Disease Prevention

Posted by on Oct 18, 2012 in Fitness | 2 comments

Exercising keeps our bodies in shape and helps prevent future serious health problems such as heart disease, cancer and rheumatoid arthritis. Kate Lovett from the psychology department of Vanderbilt University explains that physical activity increases longevity and quality of life. Whether you’re exercising moderately or aerobically, the benefits of routine physical activity will help you maintain a more youthful appearance, sharpen the mind and ward off risks for serious disease. Taking healthy steps with each year that passes ensures that you’re doing your best to live optimally. Act Now for Disease Prevention Although life is best lived in the moment, we need to think about our health and how it affects our mind and body down the road. According to research conducted at Rush University Medical Center, exercising every day reduces your risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease.  Alzheimer’s disease,...

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pH Food Chart

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in Nutrition | 0 comments

Such a helpful pH Food Chart if you are trying to follow an Alkaline Diet. Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Top 10 Fitness Myths

Posted by on Oct 11, 2012 in Fitness | 0 comments

There are many common misconceptions about fitness and exercise, many of which are repeated as absolute truths, which can often cause confusion for those new to fitness. Here are some of the top fitness myths. Myth One: Lifting weights causes women to bulk up Truth: Lifting weights will not cause women to bulk up as they simply don’t have enough testosterone in their bodies. The only way for a woman to have a high enough testosterone level to cause massive muscle gain would be if they were to inject steroids. Lifting light weights and doing high repetitions will help a woman tone and shape muscles, but it won’t cause large muscle gain or the manly physique that some women fear. Myth Two: Crunches help you lose fat Truth: This is a common misconception. Performing crunches cannot help a person...

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Health Benefits and Top Food Sources of Potassium

Posted by on Oct 8, 2012 in Nutrition | 0 comments

Potassium is a mineral which serves a number of purposes inside your body. In spite its importance to so many functions and systems of your body, many individuals hardly consume the standard suggested daily proportions of this crucial mineral. This is very unfortunate because long-term deficiency could contribute to or even directly result in a variety of health issues as well as complications not only to your body but also to your lifestyle. Health Benefits of Potassium in Your Diet Helping to control your body’s fluid levels is among the greatest functions of potassium. Not only that but it has a huge part in managing your blood pressure as well. Additionally it also helps your body to keep the heart thumping in a steady way and is also vital to your nervous system. Potassium works to encourage the regular...

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Rethink Your Drink!

Posted by on Oct 4, 2012 in Nutrition | 0 comments

Rethink Your Drink! This is such a powerful visual to show you just how much SUGAR is in these popular drinks! As you can see, water has no sugar in it and is clearly the drink of choice! However, if you check out the Kool-Aid Jammers, Citrus Punch, chocolate milk, Red Bull, Extra Large Soda cup (something you’ll easily find at a gas station) and Mountain Dew Soda – so much sugar! Yikes! #JustSayNo Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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