Eight Super-Simple Ways to Get More Veggies Into Your Diet

Like many folks, I used to hate vegetables and then, oddly enough, I became a vegan. Now, that was well over a decade ago. While I’m no longer a vegan, my past adoption of this lifestyle truly changed the ways in which I approached and embraced vegetable eating. It’s undeniable that veggies are an important part of a healthy, balanced diet, as they are rich in disease-fighting vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. As such, hating them is really not an option if you’re seeking to achieve and maintain good health.

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Fueling Your Run: What to Eat Before a Race

Since races are generally held in the morning, eating breakfast can be a real challenge, as you have to choose foods that boost your energy levels without filling you up and wearing you down. Although not always necessary, eating breakfast prior to a race can be quite beneficial, especially if your run covers a distance of 5 miles (8K) or more. Whatever the case may be, when eating beforehand, there are certain tips you should follow to ensure that your chosen meal supports your run instead of hindering it.

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Healthy Grocery Shopping: Easy-to-Find Foods That Should Always Be on Your List

If you're trying to eat healthy but having a difficult time finding the right foods to buy, a trip to the grocery store can be quite intimidating. For weight management and overall good health, it’s important to eat a wide variety of food sources of carbohydrates, fat and protein that are rich in essential vitamins and minerals. Your local grocery store houses hundreds of foods that meet these criteria. Here are some of the healthiest to add to your grocery list, even if you have a frugal food budget.

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