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Why diversity is important as you put your best fork forward?

Why diversity is important as you put your best fork forward?

All foods are different and unique in their color, flavor and nutritional properties that play a special role in improving and maintaining health and wellness.  Therefore, including a diverse variety of foods in your diet is important to benefit from all the nutrients that are […]

“Review suggests eating oats can lower cholesterol as measured by a variety of markers”

“Review suggests eating oats can lower cholesterol as measured by a variety of markers”

As this article points out, it is known that oats can lower cholesterol thus reducing your risk for cardiovascular disease. However, a new study has revealed that oats may do a better job of lowering cholesterol than was originally thought.

White Vegetarian Chili!

White Vegetarian Chili!

This vegetarian dish is perfect for the fall and winter seasons. It is truly delicious and filling! It has been modified from an equally delicious recipe “Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili” from the popular blog glutenfreedaddy.com. This recipe is now lower in sodium, fat, cholesterol, and […]

“Why Is Fish Good for You? Because It Replaces Meat?”

“Why Is Fish Good for You? Because It Replaces Meat?”

This article by the New York Times highlights some advantages to eating fish. To clarify, fish are also considered meat so the question asked in the title refers to other types of meat that may be less healthy. As mentioned in this article, the Dietary Guidelines in the United States recommends eating […]

“These cuisines could help you live longer”

“These cuisines could help you live longer”

  This is an interesting article by CNN Travel that highlights similarities in 5 cultures that are living longer and healthier lives, largely free of chronic disease. These cuisines appear to be right in line with America’s Dietary Guidelines and the MyPlate food group symbol established to help American’s eat […]

Honey Garlic Salmon

Honey Garlic Salmon

This yummy recipe is an excellent week night option when you are looking for a quick, delicious, and healthy meal. It goes great with mixed vegetables and whole grain rice. Salmon is rich in protein, omega 3 fatty-acids,  and contains 60% of your daily needs in […]

“To get a flatter belly, start by getting enough sleep”

“To get a flatter belly, start by getting enough sleep”

This article published by the Washington Post is a must read! It address big questions we have about losing weight. Such as, how often and what type of exercise should I do? And, can I do a thousand crunches to get rid of extra fat in one area? Unfortunately there […]

Southwest Quinoa Salad!

Southwest Quinoa Salad!

This recipe is packed with nutrients! It is high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals while being low in cholesterol and saturated fat. It provides 1.5 servings of protein and 44% of your daily needs in fiber. It also has an abundance of vitamin C providing […]

“How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat”

“How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat”

It has been uncovered that in the 1960s the sugar industry paid researchers to downplay the link between sugar and heart disease while shifting the blame on saturated fats. This is important news considering the sugar industry may have had a significant role in shaping today’s dietary recommendations. This article […]

Blueberry Banana Peach Smoothie

Blueberry Banana Peach Smoothie

This smoothie is packed with antioxidants, providing 260% of your daily needs in vitamin C, and is low in fat. It also has zero added sugar when buying the correct ingredients. To avoid added sugar, look at the nutritional label, specifically the ingredients. Fruit should […]

“Vitamin B12 as Protection for the Aging Brain”

“Vitamin B12 as Protection for the Aging Brain”

According to this article by the New York Times, many are low vitamin B12 and are completely unaware. B12 is vital for proper brain function. It is found naturally in animal protein including meat, fish, milk, cheese and eggs. To properly absorb B12 from these foods, there must be an adequate […]

Blueberry Banana Oatmeal

Blueberry Banana Oatmeal

This healthy recipe is an excellent choice for a morning meal. It is high in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals while being low in fat and cholesterol. Because of its high fiber content, this meal will keep you satisfied throughout your morning, warding off hunger.  When eating […]

“Chronic Disease: The Leading Cause of Death and Disability in the United States”

“Chronic Disease: The Leading Cause of Death and Disability in the United States”

Chronic diseases including obesity, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and arthritis are among the most costly and preventable health problems. About half the adults in 2012 had one or more chronic health conditions. There are unhealthy behaviors that contribute to chronic disease. The unhealthy […]

Cauliflower Curry – Asian Indian Style

Cauliflower Curry – Asian Indian Style

This green dot recipe is packed with health benefits. This dish may help regulate bloods sugar, reduce cholesterol and inflammation, and may decease risk of certain cancers and heart disease when consumed with an overall healthy diet. These health benefits are largely due to the […]

“AHA: Restrict Kids to 25 Grams or Less of Daily Added Sugar”

“AHA: Restrict Kids to 25 Grams or Less of Daily Added Sugar”

The American Heart Association put out a bold recommendation for less than 6 teaspoons of added sugar per day for children ages 2-18.  High levels of added sugar may increase their risks for cardiovascular disease, hypertension, obesity, and insulin resistance leading to type 2 diabetes.It can […]

“Roasted Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Carrots!”

“Roasted Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Carrots!”

This yummy recipe provides 5 ounces of chicken per serving and 250% of your daily needs in vitamin A! It high in B vitamins, magnesium, and phosphorus.  Due to chicken’s natural cholesterol levels, this recipe is a red dot recipe and should be consumed in […]

“Just 1 hour of exercise offsets health risk of prolonged sitting “

“Just 1 hour of exercise offsets health risk of prolonged sitting “

The health risks associated with prolonged sitting are clear. They include increased risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and early death. The good news? Recent research finds that 1 hour of physical activity per day may eliminate the risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle. […]