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As temperatures heat up, keeping hydrated is essential for your body’s internal mechanisms and to improve your external appearance as well. Water is the best beverage option to provide fluids without any of the negative affects of other drinks—caffeine, sugar, unnecessary calories and artificial dyes. However drinking water, water and more water all day can get boring, quick.  Especially when soft drinks, sports drinks, fruit juices and even an ice cold beer are calling your name! So, to...
by on July 1st, 2010 at 08:07 am

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    by at June 16th, 2010 at 07:06 am
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    Chef on a Budget: Meat
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    by at April 21st, 2010 at 08:04 am
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    Mid-Day Power Snacks
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    by at March 18th, 2010 at 11:03 am
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    Amazing Braising!
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    by at March 12th, 2010 at 08:03 am
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    Chocolate Almond Butter Bark
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    by at March 8th, 2010 at 08:03 am
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    Gluten-Free Vegetable Lasagna
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    by at March 3rd, 2010 at 11:03 am
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