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Benefits of Green Vegetables

From broccoli and green beans to spinach and green peppers, count all the ways you can fill your plate with greens! Properly prepared, green veggies add color appeal to your meals. Cooked just until tender-crisp, they add flavor appeal. Besides th.. Read More

Healthy Eating Challenge (365 Days) | 08.4.12 | No Comments

Benefits of Avocado

Though they aren’t sweet, avocados are actually fruit, and they have unheralded health benefits. Avocados provide heart-healthy folate; vitamins E, C, and B6; potassium; and soluble fiber. Their fat is mostly monounsaturated, the kind that’s hear.. Read More

Healthy Eating Challenge (365 Days) | 08.3.12 | No Comments

Weight Problems

If you read health headlines, you know that obesity is today’s top health epidemic. Why the alarm? Among other reasons, obesity has been cited as a major cause of death and disease, increasing the risks for heart disease, stroke, high blood pressur.. Read More

Healthy Eating Challenge (365 Days) | 07.11.12 | No Comments

Cook Savvy – Vitamins Are In

Your kitchen is stocked with vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables. Now, how do you get those nutrients to your dinner table? Store and prepare fruits and vegetables with care. Improper food storage and prep can leave some nutrients behind. To keep m.. Read More

Healthy Eating Challenge (365 Days) | 06.21.12 | No Comments

How To Get More Out Of Your Workout

How to get more out of your workout than a workout! If you plan to walk, bike, run, swim, or some other active sport, why not do so for a worthy cause? With spring around the corner, you’ll see promotions for bike-athons, walk-a-thons, and dance.. Read More

Healthy Eating Challenge (365 Days) | 06.19.12 | No Comments

Getting Any Older?

At least you may not feel any older! You can’t stop time, but eating smart and moving more may slow the biomarkers, or physical changes, of aging and help you feel younger longer. These biomarkers include: Your muscle mass and strength. Adults l.. Read More

Healthy Eating Challenge (365 Days) | 06.9.12 | No Comments

Eating Smart

When it comes to eating smart, you’ve probably heard a lot about variety, balance, and moderation. Great, but just what does a healthful meal look like? How much of what foods belong in a meal? Visualize a healthful meal by dividing your plate i.. Read More

Healthy Eating Challenge (365 Days) | 06.7.12 | No Comments

How To Stop Emotional Eating

Feeling stressed, angry, or bored? Hungry or not, do you check out the refrigerator or vending machine? Mood-triggered eating can turn into poor nutrition that leads to excess calories and unwanted weight gain. That may cycle to more negative feel.. Read More

Healthy Eating Challenge (365 Days) | 06.5.12 | No Comments

Health Benefits of Nuts

Nuts to you! Just a small handful of nuts is packed with protein, other nutrients, fiber, and health-protective plant substances. Stick to a small serving so calories don’t add up. In fact, 11⁄2 ounces of nuts a day may reduce your chance of hear.. Read More

Healthy Eating Challenge (365 Days) | 06.3.12 | No Comments

Shopping Smart

Pushing your cart through the grocery store aisles? Will you buy the cereal labeled with “more,” the juice with “added,” or the bottled water labeled as “fortified”? Before you slip products into your cart, use these consumer tactics t.. Read More

Healthy Eating Challenge (365 Days) | 06.1.12 | No Comments

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