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Between news stories and Netflix documentaries each claiming some kind of food group is the devil, here's where to focus your attention.
As healthful as some oils can be, aim to consume whole foods as often as possible. Avocados are a perfect example. They offer much more than just their monounsaturated fats. They are also a wonderful source of vitamin C, potassium, vitamin K, as well as soluble fiber. All of these nutrients are absent in the extracted oil.
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You know I love me a good bowl meal. They never get old and just have a way of making everything taste better! You can make pretty much any meal into a bowl meal, but this one is one of my go-tos for...
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Fats still get a bad rap. It's time to change that.
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A well-planned healthy vegetarian diet can lower the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and various types of cancer. Even making small dietary changes, such as participating in meatless Mondays, is a great first step towards a more environmentally sustainable lifestyle.
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Nutrition is critical to helping kids reach their full potential. The first three years are especially important because your child's brain is growing. During the early years and beyond, ensuring your child consumes brain-boosting nutrients can help with concentration and performance in school, sports, music and more!
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Paleo. Atkins. Zone. Dukan. Bodybuilding. Raw. South Beach. Weight Watchers. If It Fits Your Macros. Carb Backloading. It's fair to assume that every diet you hear about has indeed worked for some people, for without success no diet would ever gain the traction necessary to be known the world over. With that being said, here's the dirty little secret that nobody ever talks about: There is no diet that works for everyone.
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I have to admit, I hate talking about what not to eat. Not only is it boring and a kill-joy, but it perpetuates the myth that dietitians take away food choices. But, if you are trying to lower your cholesterol levels, here are some interesting nutrients you'll want to consider including more often.
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Keep your energy and spirits up with these simple tips.
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Long before the health movement became popular, fish oil was recognized as a healthy part of a nutritious diet. The actual benefit didn't really become known until the 1970s when ingestion of these oils apparently led to better cardiovascular health. Within a few decades, the oil (as well as the fish itself) was suggested as a means to keep heart disease at bay. Today, we know of several chemicals contained within the oil that improve our health. Some of the best are the omega-3 fatty acids.
According to researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, two or more servings of fish per week could lower women's risk of acquired hearing loss. "Consumption of any type of fish (tuna, dar...
Chia seeds are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and omega-3 fats. They come from a flowering plant in the mint family grown in Mexico, and were a staple in the diet of the ancient Mayans and Aztecs. Chia seeds were thought to have magical powers. Aztec soldiers would grind up the seeds and eat them for a boost of energy to sustain them over long periods of time. I add them to oatmeal, salads, granola, and baking.
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Most people don't associate the words "fried" and "healthy," but with a few simple modifications, fried rice CAN actually be good for you!
It's one those fats you should be adding to your diet. Omega-3 is a polyunsaturated fat (a good one) and is essential for our bodies to promote heart, cognitive and eye health. "Our bodies can’t mak...
I find that cooking eggs can be a bit tricky. I usually end up puncturing the yolk of a fried egg, or completely destroying an omelette before it reaches my plate. But you don't need to worry about those problems when it comes to one egg dish: the frittata. They don't require a gentle hand--just mix all the prepared ingredients in a bowl and pour into your baking pan. Too easy, right?
Fish oil has been touted as the latest breakthrough supplement that contributes to latitude of health benefits. It has gained popularity among cardiologists, athletes and the everyday person. There are varying degrees of evidence to back up the many claims made about fish oil and while the jury is still out on some of the claims, there are many benefits to supplementing with fish oil.
Mainstream medicine has failed us yet again. The recent paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that attempts to discount the ability of omega-3s to lower heart disease risk is already generating headlines such as, "Omega-3 Supplements Don't Lower Heart Disease Risk After All." Oh, please.
Although eating fish confers some health benefits, a growing body of evidence suggests there's less support for the value of fish oil supplements. Oily fish such as salmon, trout and herring are exce...
When most of us think of healthy looking skin, we often wonder where we can find the latest and greatest lotion, cream or cosmetic to get it. But the real key to getting a younger, healthier, glow is...