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Home Cooking, Healthy Cooking

Cooking meals at home can result in healthier meals and better family bonding. More importantly, cooking at home, puts you in control of what you put into your food as opposed to eating already prepared and possibly preserved food in restaurants. People who prepare meals at home tend to consume significantly more fruits and vegetables, […]


Jump-Start Your Day with Breakfast

As you prepare to start the New Year with healthful resolutions, resolve to start your day with breakfast. Since it comes after the day’s longest period without food, a healthy breakfast refuels your body, jump-starts your day and seems to influence metabolism more strongly than lunch or dinner. Foods for a healthy breakfast include whole […]

  • Posted on: Jan 11 2019
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Being Mindful During the Holidays

Holidays are time for fun, family and food. Time to be thankful for many things. Time to spend quality time with parents, children, grand-children, friends and co-workers. But holidays can also be stressful. Some people may be lonely because they don’t have family close-by, same may be anxious about meeting with family and others may […]

  • Posted on: Nov 29 2018
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Reduce your intake of highly processed foods

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), processed food is defined as any raw agricultural commodity that has been subject to washing, cleaning, milling, cutting, chopping, heating, pasteurizing, blanching, cooking, canning, freezing, drying, dehydrating, mixing, packaging or other procedures that alter the food from its natural state. By this definition then, most foods we eat are […]

  • Posted on: Nov 1 2018
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Sugar Is Not So Sweet For Health

Natural sugars occur in foods such as fruit, milk, yogurt and grains. Other sugars which are added to foods, drinks and condiments while processing or in preparation are called added sugars. Sugar in food labels goes by many names, including corn syrup, molasses, honey, high-fructose corn syrup, malt sugar as well as ingredients ending with […]

  • Posted on: Sep 24 2018
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Almonds

Almonds get an A grade!

Almonds are a healthy food to add to your diet. They can be eaten whole, slivered, sliced, chopped or as milk, butter or flour. If you soak almonds overnight, their skin comes off easily and it is believed peeled almonds are better digested. About 14 almonds have 100 calories and are a healthy snack. Almonds […]

  • Posted on: Sep 1 2018
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All About Protein in Your Diet: What, Why and How Much?

Protein is an important macronutrient used by the body for building, repairing and maintaining tissues. You also use protein to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Protein is made of 20 different amino acids, 9 of which are called essential amino acids because they are not produced by the body and have to be obtained from your diet. A […]

  • Posted on: Jul 26 2018
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Role of Meal Replacements in Weight Loss

Obesity is at epidemic proportions in the United States and in other developed and developing countries. The prevalence of obesity is increasing not only in adults, but also in children and adolescents. We all know that obesity is a significant risk factor for various chronic illnesses, most importantly heart disease and diabetes, but also cancer and […]



How To Stick To Your New Year’s Weight Loss Plans

With the holidays and January behind you, you’re probably wondering how to live up to your New Year’s resolutions this year. We would like to offer professional advice on how to effectively implement your weight loss goals for this upcoming year. The prospects of actually following through with your weight loss dreams can seem daunting and […]