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Mellow Mushrooms

Mushrooms are a superfood with a plethora of health benefits and values for weight loss and wellness. While different mushroom varieties have slightly different nutritional compositions, most are quite high in riboflavin (Vitamin B2), niacin (Vitamin B3) pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5), and also contain some minerals, like […]

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Let’s get ready for FOOTBALL!

It’s that time of year again when football season has rolled into town, whether you’re tailgating at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium or from the comforts of your own home on away games, here are some healthier alternatives for this football season! Cowboy Caviar Ingredients ½ cup olive […]

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Meet our Fall 2017 Intern: Morgan Smith, ACSM-CPT

Introducing the newest member of the Sweat Life family: Morgan Smith, our Fall 2017 Intern! Read my interview with her below to learn a little bit more about the fresh new face you will be seeing around the Studio for the next 16 weeks :) Enjoy!  Dan: […]

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Peanut Party

Contrary to popular belief, peanuts are not true nuts at all, but legumes. They are part of the Fabaceae (legume) family, which also includes beans, lentils, peas, tamarind, clover and mesquite. Peanuts are an incredible food, they are rich in energy and contain health benefiting nutrients, minerals, […]

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Going Meatless

After watching “What the Health”, I (Sam) have decided I am going to experiment with a plant-based diet for the next two weeks to see how my body feels going meatless. No, I am not doing this because the documentary made me question the meat industry and […]

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Blissful Blackberries

Health benefits of blackberries include better digestive health, a strengthened immune defense, healthy functioning of the heart, prevention of cancer and relief from endothelial dysfunction.  Blackberries provide cognitive benefits and aid in enhancing memory, weight management, keeping the bones strong, healthy skin, improved vision and disease-free eyes, […]

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Cheeky Chickpeas

Chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans, are one of the oldest consumed crops in the world and remain one of the most popular today across nearly every continent. Chickpeas are a type of legume that offer a range of health benefits. They help to increase satiety, boost digestion, […]

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Take a bite out of summer with Green Beans

Green beans are super low in calories, clocking in at 31 calories for one cup of raw beans. They are a terrific source of fiber and vitamin C (10 and 20 percent of RDA respectively), plus folate, calcium and iron. These delicious and crunchy beans are low […]

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Cool Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe is good food-as-medicine. One cup of cantaloupe provides the daily recommended amounts for Vitamins A and C, a decent source of potassium, folate and fiber, all for about 54 calories. It also contains small amounts of heart-healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. The pigments in the pastel-orange flesh […]

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Because AMERICA!

With the Fourth of July being on Tuesday, it seemed only appropriate to do this week’s blog on red, white, and blue themed recipes. Celebrating the independence of this country doesn’t have to come at a cost to your waistline, enjoy the healthy, independent day inspired recipes […]

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