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Almonds It is recommended that runners eat a small handful of almonds at least three to five times a week. They are an great source of vitamin E, which is an antioxidant that many runners lack because there are very few good food sources of it. Studies show that eating nuts regularly lowers your cholesterol levels, decreases your risk of heart disease, and may also help to protect you against cancer. Yoghurts One cup of Greek Yoghurt provides 13 grams of protein and 40 percent calcium, so this is the perfect snack. Yoghurt with live cultures provides the healthy bacteria...

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      When it comes to achieving higher levels of health, there are a number of different ways to get there. This makes it easy to get overloaded and overwhelmed with all of the advice and tips that experts tend to throw your way. To make this easier, here are three of the top healthy habits you should be doing today so that you live a longer, higher quality life that extends well beyond tomorrow: Don’t slouch. When you spend your days hunched over, it can negatively affect you a number of different ways. Physically, this type of posture...

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  With springtime rapidly approaching, that also means that you will have greater access to a variety of vegetables that are loaded in vitamins and minerals essential to your health and wellness. Which ones are the best? Here is a list of the top springtime veggies, as well as some ways that you can eat them that may be pleasing to your palette: Artichokes – Loaded in calcium, potassium, and phosphorus, artichokes help promote a healthy liver, better digestion, and lower blood sugar. Steam or grill them for a nutrient packed side dish, or add them to salads or stews...

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  Most health experts will tell you that starting your day off with a good, nutritious meal is important to achieving and maintaining maximum fitness. However, which foods you choose for this first morning meal can mean the difference between having enough energy to get through the rest of your day or feeling as if you want to crawl back in bed. Two of the most common breakfast foods are cereal and toast, so which one is better for setting you up for a great day? Unfortunately, the answer isn’t a simple yes or no. A Word About Breakfast Cereal...

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Although vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet, most people still struggle to get enough green veggies in their body on a regular basis. This can keep them from reaching their maximum physical potential as they are missing out on a number of the vitamins and minerals that these types of food has to offer. If you fall into this category and want to increase the greens in your diet, here are five simple ways to accomplish that goal: Put them in soup. Adding vegetables to soup is a great way to bulk it up in a manner...

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