Protein-Rich Breakfasts Prevent Unhealthy Snacking in the Evening, Study Finds

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Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, but up to 60 percent of American young people consistently skip it. Now, Heather Leidy, an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, says eating a breakfast rich in protein significantly improves appetite control and reduces unhealthy snacking on high-fat or high-sugar […]

Recipes of the Week: Chocolate, Beans and Tortillas, Oh My!

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Afternoon Snack Recipe: Healthy Crunchy Crispy Snack Beans Have you heard? Beans are underappreciated superfoods! Chockfull of fiber and protein, beans are also filled with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants–plus, they’ve been show to actually lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels. And they can be so good. I loved this recipe (and its very descriptive title) for […]

Cooking With Whole Grains: Super Salads

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As fresh, increasingly local, produce makes its way into the market, my mind turns to all of the healthful ways I can use this bounty as the long days of summer approach. One thing is for certain, if the sun is shining I don’t want to be toiling in my kitchen cooking elaborate meals! I’d […]

Healthy Protein Food Sources

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Protein can help you shed those unwanted pounds and keep your belly full. But it’s important to eat the right amount and the right kind of protein to get the health benefits. Seafood Seafood is an excellent source of protein because it’s usually low in fat. Fish such as salmon is a little higher in […]

Common Misconceptions of Veganism

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If someone were to have asked me 5 years ago if I would ever consider giving up meat and dairy, I would have tactfully responded with a prompt snicker and, likely a middle finger. I considered the vegetarian, let alone vegan, lifestyle to be strange and goofy. That is based almost entirely on misconceptions I […]

10 Healthy Reasons to Eat Chili

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Chili has long been thought of as a greasy, fat filled meal that no health conscious person would be caught eating. Not so anymore. Chili has become a wonderful dish full of healthy nutrients for your body, and it definitely fits into today’s healthy diets. The top 10 healthy reasons for eating a bowl of […]

Heart Health And An Important Blood Test

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We all know by now that during your yearly physical we get our cholesterol checked, our blood pressure and maybe even an Echo Cardiogram (EKG).  But what about your CRP? CRP stands for C-reactive protein and its an important indicator of inflammation within the body which can contribute to many serious problems.  Over time, chronic […]

Protein: All The Facts

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Protein is an essential part of every cell of your body — about 15% of your body weight is comprised of it.  There are a wide variety of functions and uses including providing energy, helping to build the structural skeleton of cells, moving molecules from one place to another, breaking down toxins and repairing bones […]

The Dukan Diet: Unhealthy Fad Diet Or Great Way To Lose Pounds?

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The media is buzzing about the Dukan Diet, a popular french diet known about for years, that is now sparking interest in the United States. With celebrities like Penelope Cruz claiming to lose baby weight by using this diet and soon-to-be Princess Kate Middleton supposedly using this diet to lose some pre-wedding weight; it made […]