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Why Your Health Ailment Might Be From the Food You're Consuming

Posted on 11/16/2018

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Our bodies have an amazing way of telling us when it doesn’t agree with how we are treating it and what we are eating. Experiencing common ailments may be caused by the foods we are eating. All we must do is listen to our bodies and make the appropriate changes!

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"Healthy" Alternatives to Donuts

Posted on 11/5/2018

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It’s National Donut Day! It’s true that donuts are synonymous with unhealthy, but that doesn’t mean you have to skip out on celebrating completely. Donuts are one of the only foods that still contain trans-fat, after it has been pushed out of the market for several years now. Most deep-fried foods are still cooked in a trans-fat oil, which means that they play a role in inflammation and increases cholesterol and triglyceride levels. So, we put together a list of “smart” alternatives to those sugary, carb-loaded treats to try instead in celebration of National Donut Day!

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3 Tips to Stay Healthy and Hydrated

Posted on 11/1/2018

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In our monthly video series, “Healthy Beat,” featuring our very own registered dietitian nutritionist, Rene Ficek, you will learn three tips for staying healthy and hydrated in celebration of bladder health month.

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This Halloween, Try These Healthy Treats Instead of Candy

Posted on 10/25/2018

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Halloween is fast approaching and the kids are getting more and more excited with each passing day. Halloween used to be one night a year that kids would look forward to all year long, but more and more activities surrounding this ever-popular holiday has it stretching out for an entire month!

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Health Benefits of Pumpkins

Posted on 10/18/2018

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As people are starting to think about Halloween costumes, haunted houses and carving that perfect jack-o-lantern, they might not even think about the health benefits that come with pumpkins. Believe it or not, pumpkins can be so much more than just a Halloween decoration! Pumpkin is a nutrient-dense food, because it is rich in vitamins and minerals and low in calories. Pumpkin seeds, flesh and juice all pack a powerful nutritional punch. This nutritious plant is full of so many health benefits and is just waiting to be enjoyed!

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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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