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Lets get things spicy!

Posted by Brandy Harrison on Aug 14, 2019 6:00:00 PM

Here are 5 ways to make healthy spices become a part of your life.

Here at US Family Health Plan we take health and nutrition very seriously! We want to tell how you can add some 'spice" in your life. Spices are not only healthy but they are quite tasty too! They also have many benefits that can contribute to a healthier diet. Did you know that spices have have hidden talents? They could speed up your metabolism, help with a cold and even heal ulcers. On top of that they can be consumed all year around... So don't try to cut back during the summer!

Most of us are aware of the long list of unhealthy foods we should all try to avoid. These include foods that are overly fatty, highly processed or just have too many empty calories. Sure, we know too much salt or sugar is a problem. But were you aware that there are seasonings that are great for you, and make your everyday meals healthier and tastier?

Here is a list of our 5 favorite healthy spices you can add to your everyday meals. Please get as creative as you like (in moderation). Not only will you get the great health benefits, you will reap the taste benefits too! Who doesn’t need a little spice in their life?

5 WAYS TO ADD SPICE INTO YOUR DIET

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Topics: Heatlhy Eating, weight loss, Good Eating Habits

5 Ways to Sleep the Pounds Off

Posted by Kay Lucas on Sep 20, 2016 8:00:00 PM

New research shows that watching your diet and working out are just two of the ways you can get or stay slim. You can now a third technique to the list -- a good night’s sleep. Did you know that if you sleep less than 7 hours per night you risk gaining more weight over time? A recent study showed that than those who get 7 hours or more sleep each night have a clear weight loss advantage. This means you can literally just snooze off the pounds. Yes, that’s right! You heard us! Your weight loss dreams have finally come true.  

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Topics: TRICARE, US Family Health Plan, weight loss, TRICARE Prime, good sleep

5 Super Healthy Things to Do at 40...

Posted by Kay Lucas on Mar 22, 2016 8:25:44 PM

US Family Health Plan – a TRICARE Prime health program – provides premier health coverage for military retirees and their families, as well as for the families of deployed active duty military service members.  Since many of our retired members are in their 40’s, we want to talk to you about how to stay your healthiest during this important period of life.

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Topics: TRICARE, US Family Health Plan, weight loss, TRICARE Prime, Health, Muscles, Medical Check Ups, High Blood Pressure

5 Surprising Foods that Can Help You Lose Weight

Posted by Kay Lucas on Jan 26, 2016 8:00:00 PM

This is the time of year when most of us start to feel a tad overweight.  Maybe those pants that fit perfectly last month are just a little bit too tight right now. Or, just before you leave for that amazing Caribbean vacation you planned all year, you realize you need to run out and pick up a new swim suit that fits!   

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Topics: US Family Health Plan, weight loss, TRICARE Prime, food, Winter, Health