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Three Foods to Build Muscle

Muscles aren’t made from junk food. This may seem obvious, but not just any healthy food will due. Muscles, in fact, rely on some specific ingredients/foods to help with the process. There are many great foods full of protein that can help provide nutrients to build muscle, but three rise to the top of our […]

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Almond Bean Brownies

Sneak in Some Beans! Half a cup of cooked black beans has approximately: 30%​recommended daily amount of folate 15%​recommended daily amount of magnesium 16%​recommended daily amount of manganese 10%​recommended daily amount of iron 8 grams protein 8 grams fiber Black beans are an excellent source of folate, protein, fiber, iron, molybdenum and magnesium. The combination […]

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Why you should eat your leafy greens

“Greens are the No. 1 food you can eat regularly to help improve your health,” says Jill Nussinow, MS, RD, a culinary educator in Northern California and the author of The Veggie Queen. But, according to a study done in 2000, only 26.7% of Americans were eating two or more servings of vegetables per day, […]

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Three steps to a 6-pack

We all want it. A lovely 6 pack for the summer time and in the winter it is hard to think of it when bundled in layers of clothes. For most, however, it’s a challenge and the majority of people see no results even with vigorous exercise. What are we doing wrong? Why can’t we […]

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Giving back: Good for your heart & Your Health

Giving and receiving is a major theme this time of year and some of us hesitate to go along with the purchasing and receiving of gifts as it may reflect more on America’s incredible consumerism then the actual giving from the heart. The idea that one needs ‘the next best thing’ to keep up with […]

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Low-Cal Thanksgiving Ideas

Thanksgiving. A time for family, giving thanks, and delicious food. It’s a holiday that is great for our hearts, but historically not so good for our waistlines. According to the Calorie Control Council, the average person consumes around 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day alone. Additionally, the average person gains 1-7lbs between Thanksgiving Day and New […]

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Allen Bushnell, Fish Rap: Monterey Bay anglers thrive off Dungeness crab

By Allen Bushnell sports@santacruzsentinel.com Saltwater fishing is still going strong in the Monterey Bay area. Add Dungeness crab into the mix, and local anglers and visitors are doing very well indeed. Chris’ Fishing Trips out of Monterey Harbor keeps multiple boats going even in this slower season. And, they are doing very well. Relatively light […]

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Stay Fit During the Fall

Fall is here, the weather is changing and it is getting colder. But, it is still important to keep up your habits of working out especially with all of the delicious holiday food and sweets that are associated with this season. With the excess of indulgent foods, it’s important to include fat burning exercises into […]

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