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It’s Good to Be Cholesterol-Conscious

The first thing to understand about cholesterol is that there are three types of cholesterol levels that health care professionals measure. The three types are: Total Cholesterol, High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) Cholesterol, and Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) Cholesterol. Triglycerides are another type of fat in your bloodstream that health care professionals also measure.


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Water: Myths and Realities

Clearly, drinking water is good for us. Our bodies need it in order to stay hydrated, to function properly, and to stay healthy, focused and fit. Unfortunately, a lot of high-dollar marketing revolving around health campaigns and bottled water companies has led us to believe too many water myths.


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The Truth About Serving Sizes

We’re all guilty of eating until we’re not only full; we eat until we’re really full. Have you ever been to a restaurant and forced yourself to finish that huge steak? That massive bowl of pasta? You’re nearly ready to burst, but because your plate is still half full, you keep going. Chances are your restaurant meal is supersized, even if you’re not at a fast food restaurant.


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VIDEO: Google+ Hangout On Air with Mom Spark Live: Smart Ways to Feed Our Children Nutritious Foods

We got to “hangout” with one of our favorite Healthy Perspectives bloggers, Amy Bellgardt of MomSpark.net. During the hour, Stacey Parla from the Puritan’s Pride team and the bloggers of MomSpark got to chat about keeping their kids’ diets nutritious.


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How Sweet It Is – The Benefits of Chocolate!

If you’re like us, you get excited every time you read or hear about chocolate being beneficial for your health and wellbeing. Turns out, there is actual science behind this statement.


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Tea for Any Season: 3 Reasons to Drink Up

I live in a world of coffee drinkers. There is a coffee shop on every corner. It is often the main thing I hear people clamor for first thing in the morning, and it comes in so many different varieties that the uninitiated could easily be overwhelmed. I will admit to indulging myself as well (once I figured it all out), but the truth is, I was born in to a tea-drinking family.


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10 Spices to Keep in Your Cupboard

My mother is an excellent cook. Her gumbo, chicken and dumplings, and okra and tomatoes are legendary. What’s most impressive about my mother’s cooking is that she makes delicious meals with very simple ingredients and spices.


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Detox Mania: Worth It or Not?

Everywhere we turn these days, there’s another detox diet or cleanse to try out. But are they worth all the hype?


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Fresh vs. Canned – Fixing Your Fast Fix Meals

In the course of our busy lives many of us resort to the use of packaged convenience foods, but at what cost? We thought we could show you some quick, easy ways to eat better.


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Meatless Monday: Versatile Lime and Honey Shrimp

In our home, family mealtime is incredibly important, but with everyone’s busy schedules, we don’t have a ton of time to prepare a big meal or to sit together for hours. This, however, has not stopped me from attempting to create quick dishes we can enjoy together.


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