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"The Healthy Perks of Peanut Butter" from VeryWell.com

Read the article below from VeryWell.com to learn about the health benefits of peanut butter!

You have to love it when a good-for-you food tastes good, too. That’s exactly the case with peanut butter (or any nut butter, for that matter).

Peanut butter is loaded with so many healthy-promoting nutrients, including vitamin E, magnesium, iron, selenium and vitamin B6. Research shows that people who regularly eat nuts and nut butter, including peanut butter, are less likely to develop heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Are You A Potato Or An Egg?

We all have a “story” in life, and both the good and the bad happen to all of us. We encounter difficulties and circumstances we don’t expect.  We all face periods of hardship that at times can feel unbearable.  But in reality, it’s how we react, and the perspective we choose to take on the situation, that will ultimately determine the impact it has on us.

Take a Sick Day!

How many of us have come to work sick when we knew we should be at home getting rest? We’ve all done it, but we shouldn’t.  According to a 2016 study published by Cornell University researchers in Health Services Research concluded that up to 3 million U.S. employees work while sick each week.  Taking a sick day is not a crime!

"The Benefits of Cultivating Gratitude for Stress Relief" from VeryWell.com

Want to learn more about how gratitude is good for your health? Read this article from VeryWell.com:

Have you ever noticed that some people seem to be able to maintain a relatively positive attitude regardless of what’s happening around them? Like everyone, they can appreciate the good times, but they also seem to be able to focus on the positive in the face of some pretty negative events. They see the good in difficult people, they see the opportunity in a challenging situation, and they appreciate what they have, even in the face of loss.

Getting the Most out of Salads and Salad Dressings

Don’t ruin a healthy salad by adding unhealthy or excessive calories. Many “store bought” dressings contain significant amounts of salt and some include saturated fats (think blue cheese or creamy type dressings). Additionally, like labels for other foods, the manufacturers of salad dressing can make some claims that don’t quite stand up to scrutiny. Reading the label is important. Always check for added sugars – it is surprising how many dressings contain added sugars! Having said that, it is difficult to ascertain how much sugar has been added to a dressing that contains fruit.

Food of the Month - Portobello Mushroom

Why Eat Portobello mushrooms:
Portobello mushrooms are a good source of 15 different vitamins, minerals and antioxidant phytonutrients including copper, selenium and B vitamins. The phytonutrients found in mushrooms provide a powerful immune boost by charging up our white blood cells. Mushrooms also contain high amounts of antioxidants which can help reduce inflammation, improve cardiovascular health and may be protective against cancer!

Grow the Philanthropist in You

Before beginning – what does philanthropy even mean? You might be thinking – can I even do it, could I make a difference? Philanthropy means giving of one’s self, donating time/money/energy to a charitable or good cause. Don’t let the big word or thoughts of high profile philanthropists, such as- Angelina Jolie or Warren Buffett for example, scare you away. Philanthropic gestures all count, big or small, and DO NOT require that you have a big name or reputation to be able to do it.  It all starts somewhere and even a little bit can go a long way in making someone’s life better. 

"Low Calorie Boneless Buffalo Wings for Any Occasion" from VeryWell.com

Find this step-by-step guide for low-calorie boneless buffalo wings at VeryWell.com

Even if it's not Super Bowl Sunday or March Madness, you can always find a football or basketball game on some TV station. Why am I suddenly a sports fanatic? Because watching sports is the number one excuse for eating boneless buffalo wings. Those crispy, spicy, juicy little nuggets are too tasty to resist, but be careful. Traditional BBWs have about 100 calories and 5 grams of fat per wing. Yup, they're pretty much always calorie bombs.