Archive: Jan 2013

  1. 10 Simple Healthy Calorie Swaps

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    A drastic diet overhaul can be a bit intimidating. If you fear giving up the foods
    you love in order to improve your health or lose weight, this list of 10 healthy food
    swaps will put those fears to rest.

    Switching out not-so nutritious foods with these healthy alternatives will not only
    reduce your calories, but will also provide you with more nutrients like the vitamins
    and minerals needed to support your body—and your taste buds will stay happy!


  2. What is an Empty Calorie?

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    A calorie is a unit of heat energy. We often think of calories as something found
    in our food, but it’s a basic unit of energy needed by your body to perform daily
    functions. That energy comes in the form of heat.

    Scientifically, all calories are created equal. But your body may tell a different story.
    The food source behind the calories that you eat provide energy, but some foods
    have a tremendous nutritional profile, while others lack quality nutrients altogether.

    That’s where the term ‘empty calorie’ comes from. Foods that lack quality nutrients
    like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, and dietary fiber are considered
    to provide discretionary or empty calories.


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