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Healthy Grilling

Posted on: July 8, 2014

Before you light your grill for your backyard barbeque this summer, consider this.  Grilling meats, especially high-fat meats, produces a number of cancer-causing compounds, known as carcinogens, which may increase the risk of stomach, colon, pancreatic, and breast cancer.  This ...

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Bountiful Blackberries

Posted on: June 20, 2014

With only 43 calories per cup and packed with 20% your daily need for dietary fiber and 35% your daily need for vitamin C, blackberries are a nutrition powerhouse!  Blackberries also contain the  phytochemical Anthocyanin which gives blackberries their rich ...

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Using food journals to control weight

Posted on: May 13, 2014

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Keeping food journals continue to be the best way to achieve weight loss and weight maintenance according to the weight control registry, a group of individuals who track people who lost more than 30 pounds and kept it off for ...

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Metabolism and Strength Training

Posted on: April 23, 2014

How does Metabolism and Strength Training complement each other? Sedentary adults can experience a 3% to 8% loss of muscle mass per decade along with resting metabolic rate reduction and fat accumulation (Westcott, 2012). Aging does not have to fulfill this ...

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Spring clean your diet!

Posted on: April 23, 2014

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For every season, a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables become available. Spring has arrived, as well as a new crop of fresh produce. Found below are a few of spring's bountiful fruits and vegetables, their nutritional values and a ...

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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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