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The Importance of Protein in a Balanced Diet


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Protein is an essential component of a diet. It helps the body repair damaged cells as well as make new ones.   What Is Protein, and Why Do I Need It?   Proteins are critical components of all tissues in the human body and have crucial roles in metabolism, immunity, fluid balance, and energy. The building blocks of protein are…

Vegetable Crepe with Mint Sauce


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Crepes aren’t just for dessert! Here is the crepe filled with cheese, zucchini, red bell pepper and corn kernels and topped with mint sauce. This highly flavorful crepe works well with any number of seasonal vegetables.      

Why Muscle Mass Is Important


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Many people focus only on cardiovascular exercise at the gym.  While “cardio”, as it is often referred to, is great for your heart, cholesterol, blood pressure and helps burn calories, strength training is also an essential component of a balanced fitness program. It can slow the muscle loss that comes with age, build the strength of your muscles and connective…

Gruyere, Asparagus & Pea Baked Pasta


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Asparagus is a commonly eaten vegetable in many parts of the world; it is well known for its unique, savory taste. It can be eaten raw or cooked. This healthy casserole recipe contains tons of veggies alongside whole-wheat pasta for a satisfying dinner kids and adults will enjoy.