Breakfast and Lunch Ideas for Busy People

Posted On : June 19, 2018   In ,

Too busy to think about what to make for breakfast or lunch? Do you want to get some healthy meals added into your diet without thinking too much? Try these easy meals that take just seconds to make, or can be made ahead, so breakfast and lunch can be ready when you are. Breakfast Cottage cheese toast: Spread cottage cheese on a piece of raisin bread. Top with a dollop of crushed pineapple. Broil for a few minutes, or eat it cold. Egg-sausage burrito: Cook a soy sausage patty according to package directions. Mix 1-2 eggs (or ¼ – 1/2 cup (C)

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Superfruits: A Look at the Research

Posted On : May 25, 2018   In ,

Smoothie bowls, chocolate covered acai berries, and goji berry bars are all the rage in the health-food world within recent years. Let’s dig a little deeper and find out if these “superfruits” are more than just tasty (and beautiful to photograph!)… The term “superfruit” refers to a category of natural plants that are believed to provide great health benefits because of their exceptional nutrient and antioxidant levels. Six tropical or exotic superfruits include açaí, goji, mangosteen, noni, pomegranate, and seaberry. Blueberries, cranberries, and red grapes are considered more common superfruits. Many of the more exotic superfruits are available in juice,

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Tips for a Healthy Cookout

Posted On : April 25, 2018   In , ,

From traditional favorites such as hot dogs to side dishes and desserts, grilling is a great way to add flavor to all types of food. Make sure you do it right with these healthy grilling tips. Before the Big Cookout Start by cleaning your grill. Scrub it with hot, soapy water. Then, when you’re ready to cook, allow the grill to heat up sufficiently to eliminate potential bacteria problems. Make sure you have the right tools. Relying on color alone does not ensure the doneness of meat, poultry and fish. A food thermometer is the only way to ensure food

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20 Ways to Enjoy More Fruits and Vegetables

Posted On : March 20, 2018   In ,

Building a healthy plate is easy when you make half your plate fruits and vegetables. It’s also a great way to add color, flavor and texture plus vitamins, minerals and fiber. All this is packed in fruits and vegetables that are low in calories and fat. Make 2 cups of fruit and 2 ½ cups of vegetables your daily goal. Try the following tips to enjoy more fruits and vegetables every day. 1. Variety abounds when using vegetables as pizza topping. Try broccoli, spinach, green peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms and zucchini. 2. Mix up a breakfast smoothie made with low-fat milk,

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Heart-Healthy Tomato Soup from Scratch

Posted On : February 23, 2018   In , ,

Cold, rainy days are good for one thing: staying inside and whipping up a warm meal for you and your loved ones. Today’s recipe is not only easy and tasty, it’s also great for your heart! Research says, “A tomato a day keeps the heart doctor away!”, so we’re making tomato soup from scratch. The bright red color of tomatoes comes from lycopene, which is a powerful antioxidant that helps to keep cells healthy. Lycopene has been shown to lower bad cholesterol, which in turn lowers the risk of blood clotting and stroke. Tomatoes are also a great source of

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How To Keep Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

Posted On : January 26, 2018   In

As we near the end of the month, your New Year’s Resolutions may have taken a back seat to the hustle and bustle of every day life. Even if you’ve fallen off of the track for a few days or even weeks, don’t throw in the towel! There are still 11 whole months to kick your healthy habits into gear. Use these tools to help you stick to your goals for 2018: Start small. “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” so make sure that your goals are attainable! Set the foundations for good, healthy habits that will develop into long-term commitments.

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Let’s get to the Heart of the matter… there are many types of Heart Disease.

Posted On : February 9, 2017   In , ,

The term heart disease is actually an umbrella name for numerous conditions that affect the heart and how the heart functions. In fact, there are over 30 different kinds of heart related diseases and conditions. Here are just a few of the most common. Coronary Artery Disease is the leading cause of heart disease related deaths. This serious disease is caused by plaque build up within the coronary arteries. The coronary arteries supply oxygen-rich blood to your heart muscle.  When plaque builds up, it limits the flow of blood. Severe artery blockage can lead to death if not treated. Myocardial

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The Dos and Don’ts of Quitting Smoking

Posted On : October 24, 2016   In , ,

You decided to quit smoking. This is amazing news! You are making the best choice for your health. Smoking damages the body in so many ways. There is a number of cancers, liver disease, gum disease; the list goes on and on. We are glad you’re making this very big decision. It is a very big decision. It’s not an easy road to recovery. Nicotine dependence is a real drug addiction. We understand how hard it is.  We want to support you on this journey to a healthier you. Here are some dos and don’ts when it comes to kicking

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