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  1. 5 Foods to Fight High Cholesterol

    5 Foods to Fight High Cholesterol

    Contributed by Jason Knapfel, a content creator for, which provides the tools and information needed to shape a healthier you.September is National Cholesterol Awareness Month.You should always take care of your cholesterol levels, but now that cholesterol is in the spotlight, let's take a look at some foods that can lower your high cholesterol, or keep it at a healthy level.1. GarlicThis potent herb, affectionately referred to as "the stinking rose," will actually keep your health in full bloom for years to come. Many studies have demonstrated the benefits of regular garlic consumption for healthy cholesterol levels, not to...

  2. Supermarket Sense: 7 Shopping Tips for the Busy Woman

    Supermarket Sense: 7 Shopping Tips for the Busy Woman

    Meet guest blogger Cynthia Parrott, a busy working woman who manages to find the time for fitness, diet and the writing of great advice for health-conscious women like you. One of the most tedious chores for us women has to be... grocery shopping.Supermarkets are the size of shopping malls. They're overstocked with so many different choices and varieties of everything under the sun that a shopping trip can last hours and quickly empty our wallets.I cannot count the number of times I went to the supermarket with good intentions and ended up with something completely different: a toaster (mine was...

  3. Savor the Tastes: Good Food & a Great Garden

    Savor the Tastes: Good Food & a Great Garden

    My favorite food writer, Michigan's own Sally Ketchum, is back with a look at taste. You'll savor Sally's musings on how different foods appeal to our sense of taste.And for dessert, Sally tosses in a few timely tips for all of us green thumb-challenged home gardeners.Take it away Sally...Savoring the Tastes: Good Food & a Great Gardenby Sally KetchumSpecial for www.DiettoGo.comAh, tastings! Smart dieters know taste is a premier fat fighter. You know taste: sweet, sour, salty and bitter. Four of them. Yet, in India, chefs consider a fifth taste-hot/pungent. Makes me think Cajun food. Still another taste-UMAMI-is recognized...

  4. Foolish-Sounding Foods: Banana 'n Popcorn Salad Anyone?

    Foolish-Sounding Foods: Banana 'n Popcorn Salad Anyone?

    In honor of April Fool's Day, food writer Sally Ketchum is serving up a fun look back at some of the zanier concoctions to ever grace our dinner tables.Get ready to sink your teeth into a banana 'n popcorn salad or how about a tomato frappe which is little more than a frozen can of soup!Take it away Sally... and happy April Fool's everyone.Silly Foods Through the AgesThroughout history cooks have concocted food eminently suitable for the April Fool's table. Many times, the concoctions are the result or famine or a depression.The Irish ate Seaweed (and now we have sushi),...

  5. Monday Meanderings: 4 Superfoods for Super Health

    Monday Meanderings: 4 Superfoods for Super Health

    By following my Diet-to-Go Balance meal plan, I am eating foods that fit nicely into the suggested dietary guidelines of major health organizations like the American Heart Association and American Dietetic Association.It's nice to have good foods sent to me. I don't have to worry about plotting out a healthy week of dining. Nor do I have to go shopping and sidestep all those dietary landmines while buying only healthy foods.Why is it such a big deal? Well, most of us don't have a degree in nutrition nor do we take the time to research and study the foods...

  6. Giving Thanks, Going Green + Cornbread Stuffing, Sweet Potato Pie

    Giving Thanks, Going Green + Cornbread Stuffing, Sweet Potato Pie

    I want to share with you some healthy tips and anecdotes to kick off the holiday season. It has been a tumultuous year for many however there is always something to give thanks for and our health is just one of those things.Here are a few things that can keep us counting our blessings as well as a few treats to celebrate them!Reduce, Reuse, RecycleReduce the amount of waste you produce by buying only as much as you need and choosing products that come in packaging that can be recycled. Carry reusable bags when you do your shopping, and use...

  7. The 25 Super Immunity Foods: Are You Getting Enough?

    The 25 Super Immunity Foods: Are You Getting Enough?

    Who doesn't want fewer colds, softer skin or youthful vitality? Frances Sheridan Goulart, author of the ever-popular Super Healing Foods (McGraw-Hill), now brings you a program for the 25 foods that strengthen the body's six immune centers and help heal and reverse the most common ailments. Super Immunity Foods: A Complete Program to Boost Wellness, Speed Recovery, and Keep Your Body Strong (McGraw-Hill) focuses on the top 25 foods and provides a simple plan that you can easily incorporate into your lifestyle.With delicious recipes and complete menus, the newer, healthier you is just within reach. Ready to achieve optimal...

  8. Nutrition Diva: Fish Oil & Omega-3s

    Nutrition Diva: Fish Oil & Omega-3s

  9. Tips for Lighter Baked Goods

    Tips for Lighter Baked Goods

    In order for you to lighten-up the fat or sugar in a recipe you need to understand how fats and sugar affects baked goods. Wheat flour contains proteins that when mixed with liquid form tough strands called gluten. Fat tenderizes baked goods by coating the pieces of flour so that the liquid ingredients cannot get to them, so to speak. This interferes with the gluten formation, and shortens the strings of gluten to allow a more tender structure. This is why removing the fat from baked goods often makes them tough and/or rubbery. Many recipes call for...

  10. Nutrition Diva: Chicken Versus Beef

    Nutrition Diva: Chicken Versus Beef

  11. Eat Chocolate, Lose Weight

    Eat Chocolate, Lose Weight

    Finish the following sentence: "Kids, don't have sugar before dinner because ____________!" Did you say because it'll ruin your appetite? What a great diet tool! Most people get this right, regardless of where they're from on this planet. It's a universal truth, and now I know why. Sugar does, in fact, kill the appetite. Sometimes, having a small piece of chocolate 20 minutes before eating makes us eat less. Those few calories might actually save thousands! What a tasty delight. There's a fantastic biological explanation. Sugar, upon entering the mouth, cues digestion because of the...

  12. Sweet News About Sugar

    Sweet News About Sugar

    Higher levels of sugar are okay… when the sugar sources are natural! But just to be on the safe side, we asked our food sleuths to put the spotlight on sugar – check out what they found. When it comes to added sugar versus natural sugar, there is a very important distinction. First, sugar that occurs naturally in a food generally comes packaged with vitamins, minerals, and fiber…or all three. Meanwhile, added sugar contributes calories but no nutrients, so it’s smart to avoid foods that contain a lot of it....

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