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Nutrition

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

Nutrition

22 Foods that are High in Sodium

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Processed foods, a staple in the American diet, are overflowing with sodium. So it's no surprise that most Americans consume too much sodium, and 75 percent of it comes from eating processed foods, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Below is a list of 22 high-sodium foods that you can limit in your diet to reduce your sodium intake.

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Healthy Snacks for Campers and Hikers

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Your camping menu doesn't have to consist of hot dogs, hamburgers, and bags of chips. With a little planning, you can easily make your camping trip healthier. Try the eight healthy foods below.You can toss many of these items in your backpack for a hike.

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Coming to America: Pizza Vending Machines

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As if traditional vending machine foods weren’t bad enough for you, the latest on-the-go pizza option appears to be taking unhealthy to a new level (see also: cupcake ATMs). Let's Pizza, a pizza vending machine distributed by Netherlands-based company A1 Concepts, is set to make its American debut by the end of the year [PizzaMarketplace.com].

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The Perfect Day of Eating at the Office

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For many people, working nine to five is a thing of the past. In fact, a 2012 report on workplace culture found that 54 percent of women work nine or more hours a day. That means eating more meals at the office, which can be challenging and unhealthy if you don't plan for it. Check out the sample day of eating below for ideas on how to pack healthier, more nutritious meals to power through your day.

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Tags: Snacks, Food, Work, Lunch, Dinner, Cooking, Breakfast

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22 Foods to Keep You Hydrated

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Water aids in digestion, nutrient transportation, and joint lubrication, and helps regulate body temperature, which is particularly important during the hot summer months.

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Poll: Most Americans in Favor of Calorie Labeling

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Most Americans are in favor of adding calorie counts to foods purchased in supermarkets, movie theaters, conveniences stores, and vending machines, according to a new poll released by the Center for Science in the Public Interest [Seattle Post-Intelligencer].

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The Most Common Food Challenges for Vegetarians

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There is no doubt that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is good you. But for vegetarians in a meat-loving nation, a diet made up almost exclusively of fresh produce presents a number of challenges. Below are the most common challenges vegetarians face and tips to overcome them.

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Study: Bananas as Workout Fuel

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If you’re looking for another food option during strenuous workouts or races, bananas may be a good choice, according to a new Dole-funded study [ScienceDaily.com].

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Tags: Hydration, Outdoor Recreation, Health, Cycling, Running, Food, Race

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96 Percent of Restaurants Aren’t Meeting Health Guidelines

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Few menu items from U.S. chain restaurants meet health recommendations set by the USDA, according to a new study [ChicagoTribune.com].

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The Vegetarian Starter Guide

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Following a vegetarian diet can be a healthy way to eat clean, fuel your body, and maintain a healthy weight. But vegetarianism can be more challenging than simply eating veggies. Understanding the different types of vegetarians and the possible deficiencies of this type of diet will help you make informed choices.

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Nutrition

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