Nutrition

The Skinny on Sprouted Grains

Beth Rosen, MS, RD, CDN is here today to talk about a hot topic in the worlds of shopping, cooking, and healthful eating: sprouted grains. Sprouted grain products seem to be making their way to grocery store shelves as the new “power food.” But, what exactly are sprouted grains? Here’s the skinny on this new trend:…

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The Mood-Food Connection

Don’t let your emotions dictate when you’re hungry. You’re sad, so you eat chocolate. You’re happy, so you pig out on cake. You’re bored, so you munch on chips. You’re stressed, so you drink a few beers. Sound familiar? Whether you realize it or not, you may be looking to food for comfort or distraction—especially…

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Why you should eat home-cooked meals

Combine fast food and carryout with an over-scheduled life and you have a recipe for weight gain, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. For many people, eating out is the norm rather than the exception. Pack a lunch for work? Who ever thought of such a thing? Make dinner after a long day at work?…

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Good Carb or Bad Carb?

Is there even a difference? When you hear the word “carb,” does it make you think of food that’s healthy and diet-friendly or do you think of food that should be avoided at all costs? Oh, how times have changed since the days of the food pyramid that placed bread/rice/pasta as the foundation of your…

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Just a Spoonful of…Apple Cider Vinegar

Its healing powers may be more than a folk remedy. You know the apple cider vinegar sitting on your pantry shelf is useful for cooking, but did you know it can be used for cleaning, gardening, personal hygiene, and curing a wide range of health conditions? For centuries, apple cider vinegar has been used to…

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Unexpected foods good for weight loss

Unexpected foods good for weight loss. The world of dieting can be a confusing place. One day you hear a food is bad for you and the next you hear it’s good. A food may be high in fat, so you’re told to avoid it to lose weight, but then you’re told certain kinds of…

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Six Foods for Healthy Skin

Improve the look of your skin with what you eat. Aging, genetics, skin conditions, and bad habits can all take a toll on your skin. Over time, you may wonder what happened to skin that was once supple, soft, and free of blemishes and wrinkles. Wish you could slow or reverse skin damage? Want to…

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The Law of Raw

The Raw Diet There are no rules set in stone about what you can and can’t eat on a raw foods diet as long as the food is raw. This means most of what you eat will be raw fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, dried legumes, grains, extra-virgin olive oil, raw coconut oil, and herbal teas.…

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Easy, Simple, and Home-Cooked

Home-cooked meals don’t have to be time-consuming or difficult. Many people mistakenly believe home-cooked meals take all day to prepare, are more expensive than eating out, and are hard to make. What these people are missing out on could change their lives for the better. Numerous studies have shown the health and family-life benefits of…

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Research Update: Vegetarian Diets and Weight

There’s a new study in town, and its results indicate that vegetarian diets may aid weight management efforts. Let’s take a look at exactly what this means. A team of researchers from the Physicians Committee reviewed 15 studies from 6 countries — the U.S., Spain, Finland, Poland, Sweden, and Norway. These studies had a total of…

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