Nutrition

Winter Squash Made Easy

Spaghetti, acorn, butternut, pumpkin, kabocha, and hubbard are just a few of the popular winter squashes available in most grocery stores. They are all rich in nutrients and relatively low in calories. In fact, one cup of cooked butternut squash has only 63 calories, yet it has almost 300% of a day’s supply for vitamin…

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Tips to help you choose the weight-loss program that’s best for you

You’ve tried a couple diets with little to no lasting success. Your friends and co-workers swear by what’s worked for them, but you have yet to find what works for you. From South Beach or 17-Day to Cabbage Soup or Sugar Busters, the options for weight-loss programs are endless. But you don’t want to waste…

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Six ways alcohol is good for you

While you know heavy drinking can lead to liver disease and drunk driving, you may not realize long-term heavy drinking is also a known contributor to anemia, various kinds of cancer, heart disease, depression, dementia, nerve damage, gout, and other health conditions. Because of these risks, current health guidelines recommend women of any age and…

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The Nine-Month Diet

Pregnant? Say no to these six foods. To help ensure a healthy pregnancy for mom and baby, it’s important for a woman to eat a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and protein. When women find out they’re expecting, concern for healthy eating should become a priority. Maybe they weren’t careful…

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Cheese: What You Need to Know

Lots of us have a love/hate relationship with cheese. We love how it goes with a good glass of wine or tops a pizza. We don’t care so much for its saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium content. The good news is that cheese can be part of a healthy diet. Here are a few things…

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Your Default Diet

Make healthy eating your go-to at every meal Ever find yourself envying the people who always seem to be eating healthy? You go out for lunch with them and what do they order? A salad, a low-calorie entree, and water—every time. And there you are with your hamburger loaded with bacon, cheese, and mayonnaise; French…

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Not-So-Appetizing Appetizers

Looking to start your meal with an appetizer? Don’t order these. You’re out to eat and are so hungry you can’t wait until the food arrives so you order an appetizer to hold you over. Or maybe you’re entertaining dinner guests at your house and want to offer an appetizer while the meat’s grilling. Just…

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Meatless Meals and Your Health

Research indicates that eating more fruits and vegetables is beneficial to your health. The Pritikin Longevity Center and Dr. Dean Ornish have clear data that a 10%-calories-from-fat diet does indeed reduce cardiovascular events and in some cases can reverse atherosclerosis. In his Cornell-China study, Dr. T. Colin Campbell has found lower rates of heart disease,…

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How Much Is Too Much?

Get your serving sizes under control for successful weight loss. It’s simple math: The more you eat, the more calories you consume, the more weight you gain. It’s also a simple solution: Eat less of the wrong kinds of foods. To do this, you need to limit your portion sizes. If you’re used to eating…

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