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6 Fun Facts about Apricots

I love fresh Apricots. Even more so than the dried ones. Fresh apricots are excellent sources of several important nutrients, including fiber, potassium and antioxidant carotenoids. The drying process actually degrades a fruit’s content of water-soluble and heat-sensitive vitamins such as vitamin C – however, other nutrients do become more concentrated. Dried apricots actually provide […]

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Fishing for a Healthy Heart?

Steamed fish is unbeatable when it comes to heart-healthy cooking: there’s no need for added fat, and flavour and nutrients are locked in. Serve this ginger-shallots, rice wine steamed fish with brown rice for a satisfying meal! Aromatic, pungent and spicy, ginger adds a special flavor and zest to cooking, but is really good for […]

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Nuts about your Heart..? Eat Almonds!

Are you Nuts about Almonds? I am! Almonds are good for the heart they lowering cholesterol, and reducing the risk of cancer and heart disease. Almonds are a great source of vitamin E, copper, magnesium, and high quality protein. These nuts are one of the richest sources of vitamin E, which seems to protect against […]

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Feel the sting of the Scorpion push-up!

What’s tougher than a push up? A scorpion push-up of course. This is regarded as an advanced core and upper body workout designed to be a fun challenge. You need to activate your shoulder stabilizers and abs at an even higher level. When done optimally, your lats will be screaming blue murder as well! The […]

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Hello Hami Melon!

Here’s one of my favourite melons, all the way from Xingjiang area of China. Oblong in shape with yellow skin and green streaks throughout, the Hami melon has a juicy orange flesh. Its flavor profile is a lot like cantaloupe, with more flavor and firmer crunchy texture. The Hami Melon is low in calories (100 g fruit […]

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The benefits of Yoga for Runners

If you’ve ever had a running injury, then yoga could be a critical piece of your get-faster or get-better plan. Yoga can improving strength, flexibility, and mental focus. Studies have also shown that yoga squashes stress, aids weight loss, eases pain, helps people stick to an exercise routine, and even improves running times. The strength and […]

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