Nutrition

The biggest threats to your waistline that are hiding out in your refrigerator

Forget about your pantry. What’s in your refrigerator? Besides the milk, cheese, and eggs, you likely have dressings, deli meats, drinks, and hopefully a drawer of vegetables. While it’s easy to think of sweets, chips, and junk food as big “no-no’s” in the world of weight loss, many people overlook the diet-wreckers hiding in their…

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Weight Loss Tips from Around the World

What are people doing to lose weight on the other side of the globe? It’s not just people in your country who are overweight. There are people who struggle with weight gain all over the world. Maybe you’re tired of hearing the same old diet and exercise advice from your corner of the globe and…

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Don’t be fooled into thinking these foods are healthy

Grocery store shelves are lined with foods promising all kinds of health perks. “Low in fat,” “low in sodium,” “no high fructose corn syrup,” or “excellent source of vitamins and minerals” are just a few gimmicks used by the food industry to make you believe a food is healthy. People who don’t know any better…

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Food combinations that help you reach your weight-loss goals

Did you know it’s not just how much you eat or what you eat that helps you lose weight but also what foods you eat together? Nutrients work in collaboration and need each other to do their jobs. For example, vitamin C is needed for your body to better absorb iron from your food. Pairing…

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Eat More Fat

Say what? Yes, there are the fatty foods you should be eating. Believing the misconception that all fats are bad for you, for years the health industry advised that people wanting to lose weight should avoid eating foods high in fat. But that’s all changed. We now know there are good fats and bad fats.…

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Meatless Meals

Tips on how to eat less meat. It can be a great source of iron, protein, and nutrients, but for a variety of reasons many people choose to reduce the amount of meat in their diet. Maybe it’s the saturated fats, the cholesterol, the high cost, the thought of animal cruelty, or the risk of…

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Eat Clean, Get Lean

What you need to know about the clean eating trend. Back in the early 1900s, as more people began to live in cities, the food industry invented preservatives to keep food safe and tasty from farm to plate. This led to increased production and profits for food manufacturers. It was during the mid 1900s when…

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Fat 101

Fat is an essential component of our food choices, necessary for good health. We’ve see-sawed between fat-free eating plans to high-fat plans that involve adding butter to coffee. Just like in so many things, the middle ground may be the right place. Let’s take a closer look at fat! What is Fat? Fats in foods…

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Using food to tame the body’s abnormal immune response

When viruses, bacteria, or injury strike, your body has a natural defense system in place to heal itself. One important part of your body’s immune response is inflammation. When foreign invaders are present, your white blood cells and other chemicals fight off the infection. Inflammation is the sign that your body is working hard to…

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8 Ideas for Feeding Picky Eaters

Are you stressed by your kids’ refusal to eat your famous meatloaf? Have meals become battles you can’t win? You’re not alone. A recent study by Nancy Zucker of Duke University suggests that at least 20% of parents of young children struggle with picky eaters (1). In addition, new research in Britain finds that heredity…

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