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How to Eat Healthy at Your 4th of July Cookout

Posted on 06/22/2017

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The sun is out, the temperature is rising and the calendar makes it official: it’s summertime! For many, this means cookouts, barbeques and endless fun in the sun. For others, this means struggling with eating healthy, controlling portions and regular exercise. Understandably so, but don’t let this year’s summer get-togethers get in the way of your healthy eating commitment. A little know-how can go a long way in keeping vigilant throughout the summertime. With the 4th of July holiday right around the corner, here are my top 7 tips to help you eat healthy at your upcoming cookout

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Healthy Dietary Fats Help Heart Health

Posted on 06/20/2017

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Good news if you have high cholesterol, you have a new tool to combat heart disease: healthy dietary fats. Yes, fats to fight heart disease! According to a new American Heart Association (AHA) advisory, replacing saturated fats with healthier ones such as vegetable oils can reduce cholesterol levels and heart disease risk as much as statins.

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Psychological Benefits of Healthy Eating

Posted on 06/15/2017

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We often refer to our diet as “fuel” for our bodies. It makes sense that in order for your body to run the smoothest, you need a higher quality diet just as we need high quality fuel for our vehicles. The quality of diet makes a significant difference in not only our physical wellbeing, but also our psychological wellbeing. Simply put, what you eat directly affects the structure and function of your brain and, ultimately, your mood. Here are my top reasons to eat a healthy diet for sake of psychological benefits:

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One-Third Obese

Posted on 06/13/2017

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A new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine is reporting that more than 2 billion adults and children around the globe are overweight or obese, which essentially totals one-third of the world’s population carrying extra weight.

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Why Your Diet Failed: Common Dieting Mistakes

Posted on 06/8/2017

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Did you know that 95 percent of individuals who go on a diet end up regaining the weight they lost? That statistic is shocking, but there are many reasons for this. Simply put, diets fail because not enough preparation is done beforehand. Why? Here is my list of 4 common dieting mistakes most people unknowingly make when

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#MensHealthMonth Tips

Posted on 06/6/2017

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June is Men’s Health Month, just in time for Father’s Day (Sunday, June 18th in case you forgot) and with it comes an opportunity to discuss men’s health for the sons, fathers, uncles, grandpas and husbands in our lives. #MensHealthMonth aims to get the word out to men of all ages to be physically active, eat healthy and maintain a healthy weight.

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4 Foods to Stay Hydrated

Posted on 06/1/2017

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Our very own registered dietitian nutritionist, Rene Ficek, reveals 4 refreshing and healthy foods that you should consume to stay hydrated all summer long in our monthly video series, “Healthy Beat.”

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Sugar’s Cancer Connection

Posted on 05/31/2017

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Sugar seems to be so innocuous, but it’s lurking everywhere even in the least likely of places….added sugar is a big culprit for weight gain in most people. And, it has long been known as something for health’s sake to avoid or limit one’s intake if you didn’t want an ever-expanding waistline and to pack on unwanted pounds.

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The 4 Unknown Health Benefits of Basil

Posted on 05/25/2017

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Basil is one of my favorite herbs! It is a staple in my kitchen and grows year ‘round in my household. Not only does it offer a fresh and unique taste to many dishes, but it also comes with many health benefits. A win-win for chefs and healthy eaters alike! Here are 4 unknown health benefits of basil that may just get you to start win incorporating this tasty herb into your cooking and diet.

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Portion Size vs. Serving Size: Explaining the Difference

Posted on 05/18/2017

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Nutrition is a confusing topic for many, and understandably so it is a complex subject matter. There is no right way or wrong way to eat, it really comes down to individual needs but it also comes down to personal preferences too. As registered dietitians and nutritionist look to guide others in regards to healthy eating, they often use serving sizes of certain food groups for guidance. Unfortunately, portion sizes are often confused as serving sizes.

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