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How Sugar Makes You Fat + The Surprising Places It Hides

How Sugar Makes You Fat Elizabeth Rider

If you haven’t heard by now, eating fat doesn’t make you fat. But too much sugar does. The notion that fat makes you fat has dominated our culture and public policy for over five decades, but as nutrition science has evolved we finally now understand that dietary fat doesn’t necessarily make you fat. In fact, good fats in…

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Makeup, Dr. Oz & 10 Things You Should Know

Elizabeth Rider USANA

As someone who hardly wears makeup and rocks jeans and a t-shirt with either Uggs or flip-flops 350 days a year, the few USANA events that I speak at are extra fun because I get to dress up, and movie-set-makeup artists like Janelyn Marcelo get me glammed-up. Every August I attend the USANA Health Sciences International Convention and…

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Easy Cherry Chia Seed Jam Recipe

Cherry Chia Seed Jam Recipe Elizabeth Rider

Chia seed jam seems too good to be true, but it’s real! I’ve read recipes over the years and heard of chia seed jam, and I can’t believe it took me this long to try it. It’s seriously so easy to make and so good for you. The best part is that you can control…

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Strawberry, Banana & Coconut Oil Smoothie Recipe

Strawberry Banana Coconut oil smoothie recipe

Do you remember the strawberry-banana ice cream pops and treats that were so popular when you were a kid? This smoothie is just like that, but it’s even better because it’s actually good for you. I mixed up this classic flavor with some coconut oil to boost the nutrition and add some healthy fat—and the…

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The 10 Best Uses For Coconut Oil

Coconut with coconut oil in jar on wooden background

Considered one of Mother Nature’s wonder drugs, coconut oil is full of nutrients, healthy fat and even has antimicrobial & antibacterial properties (1). It’s a rich source of lauric acid, the medium-chain fatty acid (aka good fat) found in human breast milk. It can boost your immune system, improve your skin, and help your body burn fat. Supermodels have longtime…

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5 Ways to Eat Healthy On a Budget

Healthy On A Budget Elizabeth Rider

One of the most common excuses I hear from people as to why they can’t seem to get healthy is that they think fresh food costs too much. While it’s true that some restaurants and stores mark up fancy ingredients, I assure you that it can be easy to eat healthy on a budget. You just need a…

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