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Vitamin C and the Immune System: Hype or Healthy?

Many of us grew up following common knowledge: when you feel like you’ve caught a cold, load up on Vitamin C. 

We know that this post isn’t a perfect fit for our Hype or Healthy series–after all, we know that Vitamin C and the immune system is linked–but, after this season’s wave of common cold and flu viruses, it got us thinking…

What exactly is Vitamin C and how much of a role does it actually play in the prevention of the common cold?

How to Manage (or Lose) Weight Without Changing What You Eat

If you’ve been trying to lose weight or have tried multiple diets in the past, you are definitely not alone.

While maintaining a healthy or ideal weight isn’t the end all be all, the two everyday habits we discuss in today’s article can help provide a solid foundation for weight management over the long-term in the realm of your nutrition/dietary lifestyle.  

6 In-Season Fruits and Veggies to Try this Spring

Spring comes like a breath of fresh air after a long winter, bringing with it growth, renewal, and new life. The birds return, the grass gets greener, and flowers start blooming. It’s also the time when the first fruits and veggies of the season are ready to be picked and harvested on farms and in gardens.

Eating in-season produce helps you get more variety in your diet.  This is great news for your body as well as your daily menu.  Try adding some of these healthy, nutrient-rich, in-season fruits and vegetables to your plate this springtime.

7 In-Season Fruits & Veggies to Add to Your Plate this Winter

Are you constantly finding yourself reaching for your favorite comfort foods this winter? You’re not alone. 

When the days are short and the temperature chilly, it’s easy to indulge in familiar favorites that aren’t necessarily so good for you. If you’re not eating as many fruits and veggies as you usually do, it can contribute to that season sluggishness.

While there aren’t as many in-season fruits and vegetables during the winter months, there still are some great produce options to choose from. Here’s a look at some of the vitamin-packed fruits and veggies you can easily add to your meals this winter.

How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions…did you set any for yourself this year?

If you did and you’re afraid you won’t stick to them (or if you’ve already fallen off the wagon), we’ve got some sure-fire ways to remind you why you wanted to improve in the first place.

We’ll also give you some tips and tools to help reach those goals.

What Your Scale Isn’t Telling You

Stop! Don’t give in to the impulse to throw your scale out the window!

We’ve all been there. You work hard to avoid unhealthy (and some of your favorite) foods, you’ve been killing it at the gym, and then you step on the scale. Much to your amazement, the stupid thing hasn’t moved a bit.

And this is often the point where many people throw up their hands and quit.

Before you give up and trash the scale, there’s something you need to know – your weight doesn’t tell you everything. There are many different reasons your weight may not be changing. Turns out, your scale isn’t telling the whole story. 

The 6 Easiest Ways to Avoid the Flu and Cold this Winter

Cold and flu season is an inevitable drawback of the changing seasons, but it doesn’t have to be if you play it smart and take some necessary precautions. 

Although the common cold and the flu can be extremely troublesome, both illnesses are typically not as serious as they are considered self-limiting, which means they eventually fizzle out on their own in 7-10 days. 

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