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Healthy Snacking

Posted on: April 16, 2014

One of the biggest downfalls in making poor choices when it comes to food is going long periods of time without eating and being “starved”.  This is typically when we reach for fast food items or pre-packaged snacks.  Eating breakfast, ...

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Cooking with plant based oils

Posted on: April 14, 2014

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Plant based oils often have larger amounts of healthy fats in the form of monounsaturated (MUFA) and polyunsaturated (PUFA) fatty acids. Like all fats these should be consumed in moderation, however the MUFAs and PUFAs can have significant benefits when ...

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Taking Ownership of Your Health

Posted on: April 7, 2014

Often our physical health is taken for granted.  We go about our job, family and social life and do not think too extensively regarding our health.  However, I challenge you to change that perspective and envision yourself as the “captain ...

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Cooking it up with Plant Based Oils!

Posted on: April 7, 2014

Plant based oils often have larger amounts of healthy fats in the form of monounsaturated (MUFA) and polyunsaturated (PUFA) fatty acids. Like all fats these should be consumed in moderation, however the MUFA and PUFA’s can have significant benefits when ...

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Do you know where your produce is from?

Posted on: March 25, 2014

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PLU (price look up) numbers are placed on produce to make pricing and check out easier and more convenient at grocery stores. These codes can actually help consumers determine where food comes from. The International Federation for Produce Standards maintains the ...

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Family meals do more than put food on the table

Posted on: March 21, 2014

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During National Nutrition Month, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Spotlights Benefits of Cooking, Eating as a Family Make mealtime a family time. If you can get together for meals even a few times a week, family meals mean healthier eating – ...

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Is a new look to food labels on the horizon?

Posted on: March 17, 2014

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The last time the nutrition panel information on a food product got a facelift was 1994. Today, 20 years later, the FDA has made a proposal for a change in the nutrition panel. Some of these changes include: More emphasis on ...

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Welcome spring by coloring your plate

Posted on: March 10, 2014

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Eat away those winter blues by filling your plate with colorful fruits and vegetables. Not only are they a great source of vitamins, minerals and fiber, they also will provide your body with powerful antioxidants. It is important to eat ...

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Will chia seeds promote weight loss?

Posted on: March 6, 2014

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When you think of chia seeds do chia pets come to mind? If you answered yes, you are correct! The same seeds that promoted grass like “fur” out of the head of many different animals and celebrities are now being ...

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Learn about wine and heart health

Posted on: February 17, 2014

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Research shows moderate alcohol consumption reduces the risk of heart disease by 30 to 50 percent but the key to alcohol and heart health is moderation. In small amounts, alcohol can raise good cholesterol (HDL) and lower bad cholesterol (LDL) ...

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