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Ditch the Coffee and Try These Energy-Rich Foods Instead

Posted on 10/11/2018

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Coffee and other types of caffeine can limit success with weight loss and overall health, especially when you start to tally up the empty calories of the added cream, sugar, flavorings and other add-ins that essentially create calorie-laden “meals in a cup.” But, so many of us find it hard to start the day without a cup of Joe. No worries, you can still get that energy boost and do so naturally and safely but do so without coffee or coffee-like beverages.

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Vitamin D & Bone Health

Posted on 10/9/2018

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You probably know someone who swears by supplements or doesn’t miss a day taking a vitamin (or two or three or more). Ever wonder if it is doing any good or not. Well, according to a new study about Vitamin D, it may not be doing much at all.

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3 Foods for a Brighter and Healthier Smile

Posted on 10/4/2018

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In our monthly video series, “Healthy Beat,” our very own registered dietitian nutritionist, Rene Ficek, talks about 3 foods that give you a brighter and healthier smile.

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Best Foods to Eat Before and After Your Workout

Posted on 09/27/2018

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Like a car uses gas to run, your body burns food for energy. And if you fill your body with the right type of fuel, you can expect better results from your workouts. The right foods and drink can give you energy to power through a grueling run or an intense fitness class.

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Food Labels: What To Look For (And What to Avoid)

Posted on 09/20/2018

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Reading a nutrition label can be quite confusing! At first look, we see lots of numbers but if deciphering that information doesn’t come naturally to you, you are not alone. Many people find these numbers and percentages overwhelming. As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I always tell people to focus on a few key items.

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How Healthy Eating Can Reduce Your Cholesterol

Posted on 09/13/2018

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September is National Cholesterol Education month, a topic that Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating is passionate about! Our freshly prepared meal program meets American Heart Association recommendations for cholesterol-lowering diets. It has fewer than 200 milligrams of cholesterol, with less than 25 percent of calories from total fat and less than 7 percent of calories from saturated fat.

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Low Carb Diets Tied to Earlier Death

Posted on 09/6/2018

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Eating a low carb diet has been a fad for several years now, but we here at Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating have never caved to fads or the latest trends. No, we have always followed what health and medical experts recommend one should eat – a well-balanced diet, complete with carbohydrates. No extreme eating here, just common sense.

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4 Health Benefits of Whole Grains

Posted on 09/4/2018

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In our monthly video series, “Healthy Beat,” our very own registered dietitian nutritionist, Rene Ficek, provides 4 health benefits of whole grains and explains why they are essential in a balanced diet.

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Diet Soda, Not Best Choice of Beverage According to Science

Posted on 08/28/2018

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You may indulge in diet soda on a regular basis or on a rare occasion, but that may not be your best choice of beverage according to science. In study after study, diet soda is taken to task and rightfully so, there’s no nutritional purpose for it and its manmade form is harmful to one’s health. But, people still drink it! To understand why, we need to go back to where it started.

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5 Substitutes for the Salt Lover

Posted on 08/23/2018

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The American diet is notorious for having way too much salt, or sodium, in it and rightfully so. The human body only needs about 200 milligrams of sodium, or about 0.5 gram of salt, each day to function properly. Yet, the average American consumes a whopping 3,500 milligrams daily while the American Heart Association recommends consuming no more than 1,500 milligrams of sodium daily to keep your body healthy. This excess of sodium in our diets is affecting us more than you may realize.

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