On Your Health

Check back to the INTEGRIS On Your Health blog for the latest health and wellness news for all Oklahomans.

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Is Maple Syrup Better than Sugar?

Many people choose sugar substitutes or natural sweeteners such as maple syrup. Does natural mean better for you and is maple syrup superior to table sugar? We sought out the answer to those questions by diving into more detail about how sugar affects your body and analyzing the potential health benefits maple syrup has over other options.

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Eat for Hydration: 20 Water-Packed Foods to Enjoy

Taking in enough water is one of the smartest things you can do for your day-to-day comfort and overall good health. We list 20 foods that contain at least 80% water, so go forth and stay hydrated.

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What Is the Flexitarian Diet?

The flexitarian diet is one of the more recent trendy diets to pick up interest, largely in part due to a movement toward plant-based foods compared to the traditional meat options. We share information on how this diet works, why you can benefit from it and some recipes to try at home.

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How to Make Your Own Fermented Foods

Fermented foods are starting to make a comeback due to their health benefits and eco-friendly nature. We share how you can make your own fermented foods at home, and reap their many benefits.

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What to Eat to Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation is a word we hear a lot in health and wellness circles. It’s something we’re encouraged to reduce or avoid. It’s bad news. But what is it? We break it down and share what foods to look for and avoid to help reduce inflammation.

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Are Air Fryers Worth the Health Hype?

Air fryers claim to offer the same taste, texture and golden brown crisp of fried foods but with a fraction of the fat and calories. While the capabilities of an air fryer sound convenient and delicious, are they healthy? We explain the benefits and share easy recipes to try.

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The Rise in Virtual Cooking Classes

It’s one thing to read a recipe online and rely on photos and text to guide you through the steps. It’s an entirely different experience when you can visualize how to make a dish through a recorded video or hands-on virtual class. We’ll walk you through the different types of virtual cooking classes, what you can expect and the options to choose from online.

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Different Cooking Oils and Their Health Benefits

The cooking oils section in your local grocery store seemingly grows by the day. No longer do you have one or two options to choose from to whip up a weeknight meal. While the expansive cooking oil selection is nice to have, it can also create some confusion. Knowing which oils are healthy or the best to cook with is the first step, and we’re here to help you understand it all.

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Pros and Cons of Different Diet Lifestyles

With the start of a new year, you may be thinking about cleaning up your diet and making healthier lifestyle choices. There are so many different diet lifestyles to try, it can be overwhelming and confusing to figure out what dietary needs are right for you. We explain common diets to help you understand what might work for you.

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How Much Physical Activity Do I Need?

It can be hard to take the slow and steady approach to build a healthy lifestyle when we're surrounded by advertisements for crash diets and 30-day fixes promising fast results. How much physical activity do you actually need? We're breaking down everything you need to know to establish healthy habits and a consistent activity level for the long term.

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