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“Perseverance is a great element of success. If you knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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New 2014 Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen List!

Without the signs at the super markets or the stickers on the fruits and vegetables it would be very difficult to know which are organic and which are not. The Environmental Working Group recently released their annual Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides. There are new culprits out in produce sections of the supermarket so be sure to keep clear of their non-organic versions. Keep a pocket version of this list in your wallet or purse to reference when you head to the market.

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Energy Ball Bites Recipe

Do you ever feel a crash, hunger pang, or the feeling like your tummy is going to explode around 4pm? It’s really important to feed yourself as soon as you have those feelings because your metabolism will start to slow down. Your body will seek out the energy it needs to keep going firstly from the glycogen stores and then after that, fat sources. These bites can also be a great boost for you pre-workout. I know these can be easy to eat, but be sure to stick to having three at most because the dates do contain more sugar than you might think. I’ve got just the snack for you!

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Top 10 Hydrating Foods

Finally, spring time has arrived, the weather is warming up, and eating fruits and vegetables have become a routine. When temperatures rise, it’s important to stay hydrated whether you are exercising, out in the sun, or traveling. Doctors and health practitioners recommend drinking 8 glasses of water per day (some even suggest more!). Drinking water may not be second nature to you, but you can also quench your thirst with these 10 super hydrating foods, which are all at least 90% water by weight. Here are the top 10 most hydrating foods:

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