Try looking in the monthly archives. April 2017

Why do you want to walk 10,000 steps every day?

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Even if you don’t have a fitness tracker like a Fitbit, you’ve probably heard that you should strive to take 10,000 steps a day. But where did the 10,000 step recommendation come from? And what happens to your body when you take 10,000 steps? Ten thousand steps was first popularized by Japanese pedometers in the […]

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Do you still eat foods with “trans fats”?

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People living in areas that restrict trans fats in foods had fewer hospitalizations for heart attack and stroke compared to residents in areas without restrictions, according to a study led by a Yale researcher. This finding suggests the benefit of limiting trans fats could have widespread impact as trans fat restrictions are set to expand […]

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Brighten Your Plate with “Beet Pickles”

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Beet Pickles Serves: 10 | Serving Size: 2 Tablespoons Ingredients: 4 small beets, rinsed but not peeled 1/4 red onion, peeled 2 cups water 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 bay leaves Dash of salt Directions: Slice the beets and onion on a mandolin — they should be very thin. Place them in a pot […]

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Aging Well: Spotlight on Omega-3s

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Omega-3 fatty acids, a type of fat found primarily in cold-water ocean fish, can be a big part of your healthful aging diet because this type of fat helps decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease, reduce the internal inflammation that is an important component of type 2 diabetes, arthritis, and some types of cancer, and […]

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Ten a Day!

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You’ve likely heard the recommendation to eat at least 5 fruits and vegetables daily for best health. New advice is leaning more towards eating 5 servings of each. After analyzing over 95 studies that examined the health benefits of fruits and vegetables, London researchers concluded that 800 grams of daily fruits and vegetables (roughly equivalent […]

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A Fresh Start For Spring

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Spring is in high gear and what better time is there to do a quick bit of “spring cleaning” when it comes to your health and habits? Changing old habits can be hard, but not impossible. The need for self-improvement comes from caring about you. Be open to the idea of change and stay focused […]

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What you need to know about “Easter Eggs”

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Easter Eggs: What You Need to Know Eggs are a fun and traditional Easter staple. Did you know that at one time they were banned during Lent and became a treat to eat on Easter? Eggs also symbolize fertility and renewal. They are associated with the end of winter and the coming of spring. Here’s […]

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2017 Clean 15 –

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2017 Clean Fifteen Sweet Corn Avocados Pineapples Cabbage Onions Sweet Peas (Frozen) Papayas Asparagus Mangos Eggplant Honeydew Melon Kiwi Cantaloupe Cauliflower Grapefruit Read more from the Environmental Working Group here Look over this list and find the foods you frequently consume. Try to purchase these items at your local farmers markets and ask if the […]

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2017 Dirty Dozen –

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Dirty Dozen – 2017 Strawberries Spinach Nectarines Apples Peaches Pears Cherries Grapes Celery Tomatoes Sweet Bell Peppers Potatoes Read more from the Environmental Working Group here Look over this list and find the foods you frequently consume. Try to purchase these items at your local farmers markets and ask if the farmer is an organic […]

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Everyone is using these tips to go “green”.

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1. Embrace Meatless Monday According to a United Nations report, raising livestock and bringing meat to market generates a significant amount of greenhouse gases. “Choosing healthy meatless options, such as lentils, beans, or tofu more often provides high-quality protein with fewer environmental pitfalls of animal-based proteins,” says Chris Vogliano, MS, RDN. Studies show this eating […]

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