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Pumpkin Improves Eyesight!

We’ve all heard carrots improve your eyesight, but did you know the same could be said about pumpkins?  A cup of cooked pumpkin contains more than 200% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin A and nearly 20% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C! Both vitamins are great for your eyesight! Vitamin A is known to aid in vision and can help improve vision in dim light. It’s essential in...

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Tasty Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkins are good for more than just desserts and coffee! Pumpkins are packed full of beta carotene and carotenoids that are extremely beneficial in improving the tissue health of your liver. These properties also help in detoxifying the liver! You can whip up a delicious pumpkin soup to enjoy this fall that tastes great and can help your body feel great! Ingredients 2 Tablespoons Butter ...

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Make Your Own Pumpkin Facial!

It’s hard to resist that childhood temptation of playing with those slimy guts from inside a pumpkin after you’ve carved a jack-o-lantern. What if we told you those gooey insides are actually great for you skin? You can make them into a great facial right at your home. First, rinse the pumpkin guts and separate the seeds from the rest of the insides. Drain the guts and put them in a bowl. Add ...

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DIY Pumpkin Spice Candle!

Bath and Body Works has busted out their deliciously scented fall candles. If you have a sensitivity to some artificial scents, you can still make your house smell like fall without using artificial chemicals and smells! Here’s what you need: 3 tbs of coconut oil 3 tsp pumpkin pie spice ½ tsp cinnamon Add a ½ teaspoon of cinnamon and 3 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice to 3 tablespoons of ...

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Make Your Own Pumpkin Seed Snack!

Left with a bunch of pumpkin guts after carving jack-o-lanterns with the kids? Don’t just toss them out! You can turn that slimy goop into a tasty and healthy snack.  Pumpkin seeds are packed full of antioxidants, iron, zinc, and many other nutrients. On top of that, an ounce of pumpkin seeds only contains 151 calories! It’s super easy to make your own toasted pumpkin seed snack. Try out this ...

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Sip a Bit of Pumpkin Juice!

The weather is starting to get cooler, and as Halloween approaches the Harry Potter movies start to pop up on TV more and more. You hear the young wizards talk about drinking pumpkin juice and the curiosity sinks in. You eye the pumpkins you got to decorate your house for fall and you wonder… what does pumpkin juice taste like?   Well, by itself… it’s not great, but you can mix it with other f...

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A Sickness You Just Can't Stomach

So, what exactly is the difference between the stomach virus, or viral gastroenteritis, and food poisoning? Well, not much. The symptoms are all quite similar, and the viruses associated with the stomach virus are ones linked to food poisoning. While it is often referred to as “stomach flu,” viral gastroenteritis isn’t related to the flu at all. Gastroenteritis is often caused by rotavirus or n...

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Grab a Nutrition Report at Chick-fil-A

  It’s tough to meal prep for an entire week, and sometimes you’re just too tired to cook when you get home after a long day at work. It’s on those days when swinging through the drive-thru at your favorite fast food restaurant seems more and more appealing. But couldn’t that mess up your diet? Sure the menu displays the calorie count of the food you want to order, but what about the rest of...

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We Don't Kiss and Tell... But Mono Does

Infectious mononucleosis, or simply “mono,” is a disease most commonly associated with teenagers and young adults. This is due to the stigma of mono being the “kissing disease.” It’s called this because it is transmitted through infected people’s saliva, so it is possible to contract it through kissing. Despite its nickname, though, it is far more common for people to get mono through sharing d...

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Stop the Sick!

Too many people don’t properly know how to prevent the spread of germs and disease, so sickness travels easily between people at work and at school. HealthCARE Express has a few tips to help you prevent the spread of germs so you can stay healthy and not let sickness interfere with your day. Stay home when you’re sick. Going to school or work while you’re ill can spread germs to those that a...

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