Nutrition

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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Every time you lose weight it seems to come right back…

Can you ever say goodbye to those extra pounds for good? Maybe it’s your freshman 15, baby weight, or the pounds that have slowly packed onto your frame through the years. However you’ve gained the weight, you’ve seen it come and go numerous times between all the fad diets and exercise kicks you’ve tried. In…

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Steaks, Bacon, and Burgers

Pros and cons of a high-protein diet. You’ve no doubt heard of diets like the Zone and Atkins. Along with others, these diets promote weight loss through eating high amounts of protein and limiting carbs. Enjoy as much meat, cheese, and eggs as you like while watching the scale go down. That’s what they promise.…

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Three dangers of overeating

Satisfied or Stuffed? Food, food, glorious food! It not only fills your tummy, but it can be used to ease sadness, distract from boredom, and cope with stress. No wonder it’s so easy to eat too much. Fast food restaurants on every corner, super-size portions, and mindless eating make overeating a common occurrence these days.…

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Beans Instead of Meat

The research is clear: beans are a superior choice to ground beef when it comes to fiber and saturated fat. Beans have almost half the calories, roughly 20 fewer grams of fat, and 6 grams more fiber than the same serving of ground beef. Now let’s talk price. Ground beef usually costs between $5.69 to…

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