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In this 7-day meal plan, healthy 500-calorie dinners make their way to the table in 30 minutes or less. The key to these quick dinners is the combination of fast recipes and simple sides, and relying on healthy convenience items, like precooked grains and canned chickpeas, to cut down even more on cook time. Ringing in right around 500 calories, these balanced meals are a healthy choice for anyone looking for healthy dinner options, and can be especially helpful for those trying to lose weight since they have the calorie totals already tallied up.
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Probiotics for dogs have flooded the market as the importance of "good" gut bacteria becomes clearer. Probiotics are the good kind of bacteria, found naturally in fermented foods like yogurt, kimchi and sauerkraut. There has been lots of promising research around probiotics and humans but is the same true for your four-legged best friend?
Wanting a smaller waist and flatter belly isn't all about looking good in your jeans. People sporting large amounts of visceral fat (the type of internal fat that dangerously hugs organs) are more likely to have a higher risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, especially true if a woman's waist circumference exceeds 35 inches. There is no true magic bullet when it comes to belly fat. But research shows filling your plate with foods that fight abdominal fat—as part of an overall healthy diet—can help.
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Staying healthy during the holidays while still enjoying classic, delicious dishes is more possible than you may think. In this healthy holiday meal plan, we set you up with an impressive dinner menu plus a next-day brunch menu to keep the good times rolling. Dinner comes in under 800 calories (including dessert) and brunch clocks in right under 600 calories, which is pretty impressive given that the average American holiday meal adds up to be over 3,000 calories per serving—yikes!