What to Eat During Cold and Flu Season

what to eat during cold and flu season this yearThe big question is back, as we ask what to eat during cold and flu season to give our immune systems the best nourishment for our health.  The answer hasn’t changed much over the years, though it has been fine tuned as research continues to examine the impact of various foods and nutrients on our wellness, particularly at this time of the year.

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The Experts Say – These Really Are Healthy Nutrition Bars

Real Healthy Nutrition BarsWhen you look through the selection of healthy nutrition bars at your local health food or grocery store, have you ever noticed how many really don’t seem to be that good for you? The packages promise natural ingredients, great tasting nutrition and other lovely assurances. However, when you take a closer look at what you’re getting, the whole story isn’t quite as appealing.

When you really want to choose healthy nutrition bars, the claim on the front of the package is the last thing you should read. In fact, if at all possible, don’t read it at all! The information you want is in the ingredients list and the nutrition table. That will help you to understand what’s really going on behind that attractively designed package.

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Should You Skip the Pumpkin Spice Latte This Fall to Avoid Feeling Sick?

Pumpkin Spice Latte symptomsThat season we used to call fall, but that we now often know as pumpkin spice latte season is nearly upon us. Soon, we’ll start seeing the theme in everything from drinks to foods to candles to soaps. It’s tough to avoid. For many of us, it’s something we look forward to every year. However, there are reasons you might want to be selective about your choice of hot beverage this year.

For many people, pumpkin spice latte comes with a lot more than just a comforting flavor. It can cause some unpleasant symptoms, too. These symptoms aren’t just a guilty feeling from having so many fats and calories from one hot beverage. Instead, it can come in the form of a stomach ache, nausea, chills, or even a race to get to the bathroom.

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