Traveling Healthy: Destination, Las Vegas?

Traveling Healthy: Destination, Las Vegas?

Staying healthy when traveling to Las Vegas seems like a contradiction in terms. How could you possibly be mindful of your physical well being in Sin City? And why would you want to? Leaving the latter question alone for the time being, a recent trip led me to realize that it is quite possible these […]

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The Hardest Vitamins and Nutrients to Get from Your Diet

The Hardest Vitamins and Nutrients to Get from Your Diet

Standing in front of the shelves at the grocery store can be bewildering.  With all the choices and knowledge that have been presented to us regarding proper diet and nutrition, we need to become walking nutritional encyclopedias in order to keep our bodies and health in balance.   We are told that vitamins and minerals are […]

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School Meals:  Nutrition May No Longer Be a Choice

School Meals: Nutrition May No Longer Be a Choice

Both parents and kids face a slew of choices when it comes to all things back to school. Pencils or pens.  Lunch box or paper bags.  Easy classes or challenging ones…But they may no longer have to choose when it comes to nutrition and school meals.   That’s right. As a result of the Healthy Hungry Free […]

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HealthSimplified: A Video Interview with Mitzi Dulan RD

HealthSimplified: A Video Interview with Mitzi Dulan RD

Recently, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Mitzi Dulan, Registered Dietician and nationally recognized nutrition and wellness expert who has inspired millions to lose weight and get fit.   Mitzi is currently the team nutritionist for the Kansas City Royals Baseball Team and co-author of The All-Pro Diet: Lose Fat, Build Muscle, and Live Like a […]

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Dietary Fiber:  21 Amazing Things You Never Knew

Dietary Fiber: 21 Amazing Things You Never Knew

While the word “fiber” conjures images of foggy sludge drinks and tasteless, twiggy cereal, we’ve come to know just how crucial getting enough fiber is to our health.  Getting enough through foods holds benefits beyond simple “regularity.”  Read on to learn what a health champion fiber is, and why it has made a comeback in […]

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The Benefits of Fiber for Weight Control

The Benefits of Fiber for Weight Control

The worst part of beginning a diet is learning which lovely foods you’ll no longer be able to eat: No more donuts No more pizza No more ribeye soaked in butter No more… I don’t know about you, but I stopped listening after “pizza.” The sad fact is, though, to control your weight you will […]

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Vitamin D Supplements May Boost Vitamin D Levels Better Than Sunshine

Vitamin D Supplements May Boost Vitamin D Levels Better Than Sunshine

As winter winds down, we chase those moments when sparse sun rays pierce through lifeless skies. But does sunshine offer more value, boosting physical health along with your mood? Of course, sunshine remains a top source of good vitamin D levels,  a predictor of good health. A review of records of Canadian infants shows that by […]

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25 Superfoods To Turn Your Diet Around

25 Superfoods To Turn Your Diet Around

With the beginning of a New Year, many people are looking to change their diets and adopt a healthier lifestyle. If you are looking to supercharge your diet, there is no better way than with superfoods! While results from diet changes vary from person to person, there are documented, common benefits that many may notice […]

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HealthSimplified: A Video Interview with Dr. David Katz

HealthSimplified: A Video Interview with Dr. David Katz

Recently, as part of the HealthSimplified Interview Series, SmartyPants Vitamins had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. David Katz,  You can check out our extraordinary talk with him below. Dr. David Katz is an internationally renowned authority on weight control, nutrition, and the prevention of chronic disease.  Among his many accomplishments are: Founding Director of Yale University’s Prevention […]

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50 Healthy Ways to Maintain a Healthy Weight

50 Healthy Ways to Maintain a Healthy Weight

The New Year is upon us, and with it comes fresh attempts to change old patterns. If you’ve already hit your target weight and are looking to keep what you’ve worked so hard for, here is a list of 50 healthy ways to maintain your weight.  And if a happy weight has eluded you, these tips […]

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