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Superfoods You Need To Try Now!

Here are 4 Superfoods you need to always have stocked in your kitchen. Not only will they keep your body moving but they will help your brain function at it’s best!

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Get HEART healthy with the Mediterranean Diet!

Mediterranean DIET FOODSSo when I was a kid, I’d go to school with my brown paper bag lunch and I’d open it up praying for a nice PB&J sandwich only to find something that represented a pita “torpedo” sandwich that usually had something like Lebni, (think thick yogurt) crushed mint and few slices of a Persian cucumber in it…. dessert was not a Hostess cup cake… oh no, no friends, it was dried apricots. Yeah, try trading that with your school buddy.  Fat chance! 

At the time, I was absolutely mortified and wished that my Armenian roots were more like my nice American friend Suzy…who’s mom so graciously even thought to put a fruit roll up in her lunch.

In actuality, looking back my mom had it all right though.  Drawing from my Middle Eastern roots led me to grow up eating something very similar to the Mediterranean Diet.  Yes, that very same Mediterranean Diet that according to a recent study published by The New England Journal of Medicine’s Web site this past Monday, proved that about 30% of heart attacks, strokes & deaths from heart disease can be prevented if people switch to a diet rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish fruits & veggies… AKA The Mediterranean Diet.

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Fight Bad Breath Naturally

Nothing’s worse than when you go to give your 5-year-old kid a little cuddle time and they say “YUCK! Mommy, you have bad breath!”  Come on now… don’t act like your kid hasn’t ever said that to you!  Your answer borderlines somewhere between, “Shut your mouth kiddo!” and “Oh man, who else did I talk to today that might have got a whiff of that?!”

Having bad breath can be pretty embarrassing both socially and personally.  Halitosis (bad breath) usually comes from not brushing your teeth well enough… but not all-bad breath originates from your mouth.  Sometimes it comes straight from your belly, in other words your digestive tract. You can brush-a brush-a brush-a all day long and you aren’t going to have much success!  However, there are some natural remedies.

Look, between getting the kids off to school in the morning, three breakfasts, three lunches, making coffee for my husband & myself – I think my morning teeth brushing lasts somewhere between thirty seconds and a minute. I’ll tell you this, the USDA isn’t gonna come knocking on my door to congratulate me on proper brushing techniques! (Nighttime brushing is where I do my damage!)

Or maybe I ate something that might have had some garlic or onion in it… Hey, nothing is wrong with that, both are incredibly healthy for your body, but who wants to live with the smell all day…and seriously, nothing is worse than spearmint gum or tic tac breath.  Not this mom.

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