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Healthy Foods that Help You Sleep & Foods to Avoid Before Bed

Posted on 04/27/2017

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Sleep is critical to our health as it affects every aspect from our immune systems to our risk for developing diabetes and heart disease. Eating a healthy diet isn’t going to ensure you get 8 restful hours of sleep a night, but eating (and avoiding) certain foods before bed can certainly help you get there.

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Diet Soda Connection to Stroke & Dementia

Posted on 04/25/2017

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Chugging down artificially sweetened beverages, such as diet soda, may not only have health risks for your body but it turns out also with your brain, according to a new study. Drinking these types of beverages daily were tied to higher risk of dementia and stroke according to the study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.

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What to Eat Before Exercising

Posted on 04/20/2017

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Knowing what to eat before exercising can have a major impact on your workout and physical performance. Too much food beforehand can leave you feeling queasy and nauseous. Too little food can leave you dragging and feeling sluggish. Even finding the right mix of food to eat has a major role in your workout performance. Some foods are also better left off your pre-workout menu and saved for post-workout meals.

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The Gluten Free Diet - Is it Healthy?

Posted on 04/13/2017

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Some of the healthiest foods are naturally gluten free. Beans, seeds, nuts, eggs, meats, fish, poultry, fruits, vegetables and most dairy products do not contain any wheat, rye or barley, making them naturally gluten free foods. Although seemingly healthy, there are some unintended consequences that consumers need to be aware of regarding a gluten free diet.

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Healthy Eating Tips for Spring

Posted on 04/6/2017

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Spring is officially here and Seattle Sutton's own registered dietitian nutritionist, Rene Ficek, opens up about how to stay healthy during April showers, sharing her best snack and meal tips in our monthly video series, “Healthy Beat.”

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Soy Safe and Protective After Breast Cancer

Posted on 03/28/2017

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As I was reading the paper the other day, I spotted an article that immediately drew my attention. It’s a topic near and dear to my heart. It pertains to a new study about soy consumption and breast cancer.

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Healthy Snack Options to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Posted on 03/23/2017

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If you believe you eat too much sugar, why not try cutting back rather than abstaining 100 percent? Forcing yourself to eat no sugar at all for any length of time increases the likelihood of binging on it at some point. It’s important for everyone to find a balance within their diet and practice moderation. The “all-or-nothing” approach when it comes to food often fails and sets dieters up for a harmful yo-yo diet cycle. Here are a few of my favorite “go-to” sweet treats that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings the next time they start to pang:

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Tricks to Speed Up Weight Loss

Posted on 03/16/2017

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With “swimsuit season” quickly approaching, many of us are looking for a quick weight loss fix. There are a few proven ways to lose a few pounds quickly and safely, but before buying into the latest diet craze touted by social media or deciding to omit carbs for a couple weeks, there are few things you need to know.

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Foods Cause Nearly Half Heart Disease Deaths

Posted on 03/14/2017

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Do you eat a steady diet of bacon, bologna, hot dogs, hamburgers, steaks, salty foods and sugary drinks? If so, then you may want to start cutting back on those foods and start eating nuts and seeds, omega-3 rich seafood such as salmon and sardines, fruits and vegetables and whole grains.

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How to Read Food Labels to Avoid Common Food Label Traps

Posted on 03/9/2017

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March is National Nutrition Month and Seattle Sutton's own registered dietitian nutritionist, Rene Ficek, shows us how to properly read nutrition labels so we can avoid common food label traps in our monthly video series, “Healthy Beat.”

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