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Warm ‘n’ Fruity Breakfast Cereal Recipe photo by Taste of Home

 

Total Time: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours
Makes: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped dates
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • Chopped walnuts, optional

Directions

  1. Place first 8 ingredients in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker coated
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Lifestyle changes can reduce your risk of developing serious heart conditions by more than 90%. That’s true even if you already have high cholesterol or high blood pressure.

 

If you want to protect your health but you’re still struggling to make major adjustments, you’re not alone. Many studies show that most adults have trouble making that kind of commitment. For example, less than 2% of Americans meet the 7 targets recommended by the American Heart Association.

 

On the bright side, even foll

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19 Simple Wrinkle Erasers

Aging of the skin is a natural process by which the collagen and elastin, that keep our skin looking firm and youthful, begin to decline, this results in wrinkles. Cell production and cell quality also diminish over time resulting in wrinkles. These factors unfortunately are out of our control, though diet and supplements can slow down the process, it won’t stop it.

 

The influences that are within our control are largely environmental such as pollution (eg; smoking) and sun damage. Here are 20

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3 Quick Stress Busters

How do you react when your plans fall through?  Do you roll with the punches?  Or does anxiety keep you from enjoying life? Here are 5 things to help keep your stress under control:

 

1. Sleep more.  It’s very common in our society to exist on less than 6 hours of sleep a night.  But experts recommend 6-8 hours of sleep per night. Not just to rest our bodies, but to rejuvenate our minds. Sleeping is the time for our bodies to not just rest, but heal.

 

2. Turn it off.  The convenience that cell

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Antioxidants: Eat All Your Colors!

 

Antioxidants are all the rage today.  And, justifiably so.  Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals which cause cell damage, which ultimately can lead to diseases of the heart and cancer.  It seems everywhere you go it's blueberry this and blueberry that.  You have your choice of wild blueberry juice, blueberry-pomegranate juice, blueberry-cranberry juice and so on and so on.  

 

Now, don’t get me wrong.  I love blueberries.  But, in our rush to embrace the latest antioxidant food craze (bl

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Basics Of Nutrition

 

There are many things to learn about when it comes to nutrition. But the basic concept is “What goes in must come out.” Your body is like a machine: it takes what it needs from what you feed it and gets rid of the rest by urine and the bowels.

 

If you notice you have a problem with elimination, you should take it seriously, go see a doctor. Many people have this problem. Don’t be shy or anything, it can be very serious to your health. 

 

The first step is finding out if there even is a proble

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10 Basic Health Habits

 

1. Three prudent meals a day at regular times and only one or two small non-sugary snacks.
2. Eat Breakfast everyday.
3. Get enough sleep (about 7 hours a night).
4. Never smoke and if you do try to stop.
5. Use alcohol only in moderation.
6. Maintain a reasonable & healthy body weight.
7. Exercise regularly, at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise on most days.
8. Use a daily multi-vitamin.
9.  Pray & meditate each day
10. Maintain healthy relationships & social involvements.
Tip:
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While kids want great taste, you want to give them the vitamins, minerals and fiber their growing bodies need. Serve watermelon and you can both be happy.

 

Watermelon is a fun, nutritious way to make sure active kids don't get dehydrated; it's 92 percent water. 

 

A two-cup serving of watermelon is an excellent source of vitamins A, B6 and C, and it provides 7 percent of the recommended daily value of potassium, with only 80 calories. 

 

Watermelon is fat-free and also contains fiber. Its beaut

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10 Steps To Clearer Skin

At some stage in all of our lives, we want clearer, fresher, younger-looking skin. Well, it can be achieved without spending a lot of money and it can happen naturally! What you must do is persevere and over the course of three weeks, your skin will begin to look fresher and clearer. Here's how; 

  1. Keeping your skin clean is your first priority! You must cleanse your face morning and night with a gentle, natural cleanser that not only rids the skin of dirt and grime but then treats it with an an
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If you’re currently not eating a healthy diet, it can be difficult to start such a plan. However, healthy eating along with some exercise is very important for maintaining a good bodily function and goes a long way towards living a disease-free life. If you struggle with healthy eating, then you know that breaking unhealthy habits can be the most difficult part of the process. Therefore, if you truly want to live the best lifestyle possible, it is important to follow tips in order to start eat

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Natural Health Choices For Women

Quite obviously, men and women are different in very many ways, but most especially in their physical appearance. This is certainly the most distinguishable difference, but there are many other different internal factors as well, such as the regulation of hormonal secretions and the type of secretions; in addition, women are more prone to certain diseases than men. Natural health is making a huge difference in the lives of women, and if you decide to take natural health ap...
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Finding ways to improve my life is important to me. 

 

I take steps toward living a better life by making healthy lifestyle choices. When I find wholesome choices that I want to incorporate into my life, I am eager to share these discoveries with my friends and family. Using my healthy lifestyle to help those around me is a great reward. 

 

Fueling my body with healthful foods is vital because I want to feel energized and strong. Making good eating choices is easy when I make a firm commitment

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Eating For Life

 

Eating is an essential part of life. We cannot sustain life for long without eating, so it is important that we take the time to learn how to eat well in order to have the best life possible. Our views of eating and the eating practices we adopt will affect our lives and our health in significant ways in the months and years ahead. Eating well can literally change everything.

 

Eating can be both a blessing and a curse. Many people struggle with eating because they cannot keep it in balance. T

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Basic Meal & Menu Planning

As a basis for meals and menu planning, refer to the pyramid information mentioned earlier to make sure you have the basic food requirements met for all family members. Then cross check and plan by looking over basic food categories to target healthy foods to fit the lifestyles and health of everyone. For example, if someone has depression, add some foods mentioned above to his or her dietary plans that aid in the healing and prevention of depression. 

 

Meal planning also depends upon several f

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Portobello Mushrooms Florentine Recipe photo by Taste of Home

 

  • Total Time: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 large portobello mushrooms, stems removed
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat or feta cheese
  • Minced fresh basil, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425°. Spritz mushrooms with cooking s
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Our wisdom and compassion often increase as we grow older, but so do our health challenges. More than 90% of older adults have at least one chronic condition, and more than 75% have more than one. Plus, these figures are even higher for women than for men.

 

Natural changes like menopause and your family medical history play a part, but a healthy lifestyle can help you stay as strong and independent as possible in the years ahead.

 

Take a look at these tips to help you maintain your health as

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There's no easier way to add a dose of nutrition to your day than by crunching on a tasty apple. You probably rst experienced its delightful avor as a baby, when applesauce introduced you to real food. And now, whether it's a Granny Smith, a McIntosh, or a Red Delicious, you think of apples as old friends. Grown throughout the world, apples are high in ber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They're fat free, cholesterol-free, and low in sodium. In short, eating apples is a smart part of a

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