3 Benefits of Cutting Back on Artificial Sweeteners

3 Benefits of Cutting Back on Artificial Sweeteners: Family Healthcare of Fairfax

Artificial Sweeteners: Friend or Foe? The message for us to cut back on sugar is loud and clear. The average American eats more than 70 pounds of it per person, per year. For many, the solution to cut back is a simple one: Swap sugar-filled beverage and food choices with calorie-free, artificially sweetened options. The American Heart Association suggests replacing …

Can Exercise Help Reduce Depression and Anxiety?

Exercise and your mental health: Family healthcare of fairfax

Exercise has been linked to a breadth of health benefits, including cancer prevention, bone density, heart health and many others. But did you know that you’re helping your brain as well? According to numerous studies, regular physical activity can have a positive impact on your mental health. Click here to read more about the connection between exercise and your mental …

Healthy Habits For Life: 10 Tips For Better Nutrition and Weight Loss

Ways to successfully lose weight – and keep it off – are at the top of just about everyone’s wish list. While we can’t offer a quick fix or a magical food that melts away pounds, we can offer proven, practical strategies that will set you up for a lifetime of healthy nutritional habits. Forget the fads, disregard the detox …

Whole Grain Superfood

Whole Grain

Going with the (Whole) Grain Whole Grains may be the culinary trendsetters of the 21st century, but the ancient wonders of the grain world have remain unchanged for the last several hundred years. From chia to kamut, sorghum to spelt, like many whole grains, they are significant sources of protein, fiber and other important nutrients,…

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Going with the Grain

Going with the Grain They may be the culinary trendsetters of the 21st century, but the ancient wonders of the grain world have remain unchanged for the last several hundred years. From chia to kamut, sorghum to spelt, like many whole grains, they are significant sources of protein, fiber and other important nutrients, such as…

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Decoding Different Diets

What Kind of Eater are You? In the quest for a healthier lifestyle, even inveterate beef eaters may be considering a more vegetable-centric diet. If you’re on a journey to vegetarianism or simply curious about the side roads surrounding it, follow our road map to nutritious eating with expert direction provided by Academy of Nutrition…

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Decoding Diets

Decoding Diets

Finding the Path to Better Health Through Your Diet In the quest for a healthier lifestyle, even inveterate beef eaters may be considering a more vegetable-centric diet. If you’re on a journey to vegetarianism or simply curious about the side roads surrounding it, follow our road map to nutritious eating and decoding diets with the…

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Plant-Based Diet

Plant-Based Diet

Plant the Seeds of Healthy Eating Plant-based diet proponents are growing at a rapid clip in the US, buoyed by ongoing reports that following the regimen faithfully can result in a multitude of health benefits, ranging from increased energy and elevated mood to lower risks of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. The abundance…

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Plant the Seeds of Healthy Eating

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Plant-based eating proponents are growing at a rapid clip in the US, buoyed by ongoing reports that following the regimen faithfully can result in a multitude of health benefits, ranging from increased energy and elevated mood to lower risks of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. The abundance of antioxidants in whole plant foods…

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