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Thicker Smoothies Make Your Belly Feel Fuller

Thicker Smoothies Make Your Belly Feel Fuller

A small new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition show that thickening a drink seems to make people feel fuller, regardless of how many calories it has.   The study authors dubbed this effect “phantom fullness”: being more satiated because of a food’s thickness, not its energy density.

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80 Year Old Couple Finishes Marathon Holding Hands

80 Year Old Couple Finishes Marathon Holding Hands

Kay and Joe O'Regan celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary by crossing the finish line of the 2016 Cork City Marathon hand-in-hand.  Kay and Joe each wore the No. 80 and finished with the fastest times,, 5 hours and 25 minutes, in their age groups. They are the picture of relationship, fitness, and life goals together with inspiration all wrapped up in one adorable couple!  #relationshipfitnesslifegoals

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A Dose Of Nature For Improved Mental Health

A Dose Of Nature For Improved Mental Health

Regardless you'll want to get you and your family up and walking in nature at least for 30 minutes based on a new study led by The University of Queensland (UQ) and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) who suggest people might need a minimum “dose of nature”.People who visit parks for 30 minutes or more each week are much less likely to have high blood pressure or poor mental health than those who don’t, according to new research by Australian and UK environmental scientists.  In addition those who visited more frequently had greater social cohesion.

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IQed Chocolate Macaroon Cookies

IQed Chocolate Macaroon Cookies

I was expecting to Snap a video of these coming out of the oven as a funny fail because they looked so good on the Food Network site, and wanted to compare the photos side by side.  Sure the Food Network cookies are perfectly found, but I can't imagine they tasted any better than the ones I did which were more "creatively" shaped.   I decided I wanted to try to make them more nutritious by throwing in IQed.

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