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Eat healthy and improve your hydration habits with the advice in this blog.

Nutrition

10 Simple Ways to Drink More Water

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While keeping your body hydrated is one of the easiest ways to improve your health, research shows that nearly half of us are dehydrated. To stay healthy and hydrated, you should be drinking at least half your body weight in ounces of water daily. If you don’t drink enough, it can affect your body temperature, energy, brain function, digestion, mood, performance, and joint health. Use the tips below to hydrate better and improve your health.

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Nutrition

Women Who Read Food Labels Weigh Less

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Women who read food labels typically weigh less than non-label readers, according to a new study in the journal Agricultural Economics [NYDailyNews.com].

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Nutrition

How to Navigate the Farmer's Market

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Shopping at a farmer's market pumps money back into the local economy, and it allows you to fill your bags with the freshest local fruits and vegetables. With farmer's markets popping up everywhere from small towns to big cities, they're more accessible than ever. Go to LocalHarvest.com to find a market near you. If you're new to farmer's markets, use the eight tips below to get the most out of your next shopping trip.

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Nutrition

What to Buy at the Farmer’s Market This Fall

Shopping at your local farmer's market is the easiest way to eat locally-grown foods and ensure you're getting the freshest seasonal fruits and veggies available. Whether you're a farmer's market pro or new to the experience, you can use the list below to fill your basket with flavorful, colorful, and nutrient-rich foods.

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12 Ancient Grains You May Have Never Tried

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Grains like wheat, corn, oats, and rice are the most popular on the market, but ancient grains are making a comeback. Now available in many specialty health food stores like Whole Foods, these delicious grains offer more of a variety of tastes, textures, and nutrients. Some of them are even gluten-free, making them a great alternative for grain-lovers suffering from gluten intolerances. Try one (or all) of the tasty grains on our list below.

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Tags: Nutrients, Health, Cooking, Weight Loss, Food

Nutrition

6 Alternatives to Cow's Milk

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Many people are choosing to cut cow's milk from their diet due to lactose intolerance, a vegan diet, or taste. While cow's milk is a good source of protein and calcium known for its bone-building benefits, there are a variety of healthy alternatives that offer similar benefits. Try the cow's milk alternatives below to find one that works for you.

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40 Percent of Food in America Being Thrown Away

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With food prices on the rise, it’s even more important to use the food you buy, but the average American family is wasting thousands of dollars worth of food each year, according to a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council [WashingtonPost.com].

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5 Leisure Activities That Could be Sabotaging Your Diet

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After a hectic work week, it's nice to relax with a shopping spree, a trip to your local movie theater, or a day at the beach. The problem: These popular leisure activities often go hand-in-hand with unhealthy food traps. Use the tips below to make healthier choices as you indulge in a little relaxation.

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Nutrition

6 Refreshing Summer Drinks

Hydration is an essential part of a healthy summer. While water is the best way to stay hydrated, there are a lot of drinks that you can sip on this summer for a bit of variety. Core Performance nutritionist Katie Butler created these delicious drink recipes to help you stay cool. Click on the image above for healthy summer drink recipes.

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How Color-Coding Food Labels Helps Simplify Healthy Eating

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Color-coding foods based on nutrition helps people make healthier choices, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine [HuffingtonPost.com].

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