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Your Family’s Weight: What’s at Stake

How does weight impact your family dynamic? The answers to this question go far beyond the number on the scale, as research has shown us. Your sex life: Interestingly, science suggests that weight can have a measurable effect on the quality of the marital relationship. In a study in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, Duke University researchers …

December 31, 20210 comments
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Everything You Need to Know About Salmon

Fish is an essential part of a healthy diet. Fish and other seafood are the major sources of healthful long-chain omega-3 fats. They are also rich in other nutrients such as vitamin D and selenium, high in protein and low in saturated fat. There is strong evidence that eating fish or taking fish oil is good for the heart and blood vessels. Wild vs. …

December 3, 20210 comments
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High-Fat Foods—Friend or Foe?

The major sources of saturated fats in the US diet are fatty meats, whole milk, tropical oils, and products made from any of these foods. To limit saturated fat intake, consumers must choose carefully among these high-fat foods. More than a third of the fat in most meats is saturated. Similarly, more than half of the fat is saturated in whole milk an …

July 30, 20210 comments
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The Ketogenic Diet and Sport: A Possible Marriage?

The ketogenic diet is a nutritional approach c onsisting of high fat and adequate protein content. However, insufficient levels of carbohydrates for metabolic needs (<20 g /d−1 or 5% of total daily energy intake) thus forcing the body primarily to use fat as a fuel source. The original ketogenic diet was designed as a 4:1 lipid: nonlipid ratio, w …

July 27, 20210 comments
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Turmeric, The Golden Spice

Turmeric is a spice that has received much interest from both the medical/scientific worlds as well as from the culinary world. Turmeric is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant (Curcuma longa) of the ginger family. The medicinal properties of turmeric, the source of curcumin, have been known for thousands of years. Curcuma longa has been tradit …

March 5, 20210 comments
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Lose weight by changing how you cooking and shopping

Instead of frying in oil or fat, try baking those items instead. Baking does not require all the fat and oil that frying requires and your food is not soaking in those substances while it cooks. Use non-stick frying pan spray so you don’t use oil. Also, pans that are non-stick don’t require as much, if any oil. Boil vegetables instead of …

January 25, 20211 Comment
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Smoked, Grilled, and Preserved Foods

Nitrates are added as preservatives to processed meats. Nitrates can be readily reduced to form nitrites, which in turn can interact with dietary substrates such as amines and amides to produce N-nitroso compounds (NOCs): nitrosamines and nitrosamides, which are known mutagens and carcinogens. Nitrates or nitrites are used in smoked, salted, and pi …

January 24, 20210 comments
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Simple Steps to a Healthy Home

The steps you take toward a healthier home food environment need not be extreme. Here are four small steps you can take today. Ditch the sugary soda : It may seem simple, but for some households, this may be easier said than done. A Gallup poll, the results of which were published in July 2012, found that nearly half of Americans drink soda daily. Th …

January 24, 20210 comments
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FOUR SIMPLE FOOD ENVIRONMENT “HOME IMPROVEMENTS”

The steps you take toward a healthier home food environment need not be extreme. Here are four small steps you can take today. 1. Ditch the sugary soda: It may seem simple, but for some households, this may be easier said than done. A Gallup poll, the results of which were published in July 2012, found that nearly half of Americans drink soda daily. …

February 3, 20200 comments
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