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Maddie’s Fit Tip | Protein: The Body’s Building Blocks

Proteins are composed of amino acids linked by peptide bonds that, once broken down in the gut, are used for building and repairing tissue, immediate energy consumption, or energy storage. Protein is an important component of a well-balanced diet and can be adjusted according to your lifestyle to help you stay fit and healthy! How much protein should I…

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Top Ten Tips to Avoid Getting Sick this Winter:

Stock Up on Mittens, Socks, and Scarfs! When we are cold, our thermoregulation system keeps our core temperature elevated, but forgoes our extremities. While this is good for our vital organs, the immune defense around our extremities (like the nose and throat) are dampened and are vulnerable to pathogenic bacteria and viruses that inhabit those areas. Therefore, keeping our…

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The Health Benefits of Turmeric:

by Maddie Drallmeier You may know of turmeric from its vibrant yellow hue or as the main spice that makes up curry. If you haven’t heard of turmeric, it is a spice native to South/Southeast Asia that has been used for thousands of years, both for culinary and medicinal purposes. However, within the last 20 years, research has exploded…

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2017 Enrichment Series from Imagine

  Each month Imagine will be hosting a class on a different topic, with a different instructor for your continued learning in 2017! Check out all of the amazing topics below. Give us a call 734-622-8119 to sign up! Attend all 10 classes for only $100, 6 for $72 or drop in to any class for $20. All classes…

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Sugar Alternative Baking

Paleo Pumpkin Bread 2c Pureed Pumpkin (1 15oz can) 6 eggs 1/4c Ghee or melted Butter 1/2c Honey 1c Almond Flour 1/2c Coconut Flour 2 tsp Baking Soda ½ tsp sea salt 2 tsp Cinnamon ½ tsp Nutmeg ¼ tsp all spice In food processor mix pumpkin, eggs, honey, melted ghee or butter. Add the almond flour, ¼ c…

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Steel Cut, Rolled, or Quick Oats?

  You’ve seen them on the shelves, in recipes and on the breakfast table. But what is the real difference between these different kinds of oats? Is one healthier than the other? The key difference is in the amount of processing that has been done to each. Steel-cut oats are cut from the whole oat groat (also known as…

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Quinoa Avocado Salad with Dried Fruit, Walnuts and Lemon-Cumin Vinaigrette

The last Thursday of every month Imagine hosts a Free Nutrition Workshop led by Jackie Farah and Natalie Peterson. During each of their workshops Jackie prepares a wonderful recipe tasting that features the topic of the month. April’s topic was: Grains. Enjoy this delicious dish and join us for one of our upcoming workshops. Scroll below the recipe for…

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Nutrition Tips for Runners

Here are 7 strategies to make sure that you get the most out of your run by eating a healthy, balanced diet. Eat Real Food – If you are a distance runner, chances are you will be relying on quick and easy to ingest and digest forms of nutrients during your long training runs and on race day. Do…

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