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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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

    Nutrition Diva: Fish Oil & Omega-3s

  4. 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...

  5. Nutrition Diva: Chicken Versus Beef

    Nutrition Diva: Chicken Versus Beef

  6. 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...

  7. 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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