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How to Cut Extra Fat, Sugar, and Calories from Fall Vegetable Dishes

Sweet potatoes, yams, pumpkins, and other colorful squash are available in abundance during the fall season. Upcoming holidays like Thanksgiving also bring these vegetables to the ...

Spilling the Beans on Bean Benefits

We all know that fiber is an important part of a healthy diet. We also know that fiber is likely our closest ally when it comes ...

Omega-3 and Omega-6: The Essential Fatty Acids to Include in Your Diet

Essential fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats that we must get from food. They are necessary for optimal brain function, metabolism regulation, hair growth, bone health, and ...

4 Ways to Eat Healthy During the Holiday Season

The holidays are a time for us to gather with family and friends to celebrate. For better or worse, with celebration comes food. If you have ...

Stress Eating: What You Can Do to Keep it at Bay

Stress, boredom, or any array of emotions can lead to cravings for food. If these cravings take control too often, you might find yourself eating large ...

Can Eating More Frequently Lead to Weight Loss?

Have you ever wondered how some people can eat quite frequently but never seem to gain weight? It's often said that eating smaller, more frequent meals ...

Have a Compassionate Holiday: Save a Turkey

Do a turkey a favor and have a vegetarian or vegan holiday celebration. For ethical and health reasons, vegetarians don't eat animals, including beef, poultry, pork, ...

5 Food Safety Tips for the Holidays

Tis the season! The holidays are a wonderful time of goodwill, giving thanks, and gathering around warm fires with loved ones. The holiday season also includes ...

Healthy Holiday Eating: A Comparison of Two Meal Plans

During holiday gatherings, you may be confronted with array of food and drink options that you rarely see during the rest of the year. Though overindulging ...

4 Things to Know About Flu Season

 The Truth About the Flu Shot Each year, experts from the US Food and Drug Administration, World Health Organization, and the Centers for Disease Control ...

A Guide to Healthy Holiday Eating

The holidays are upon us with 6 weeks of temptations from the end of November to the beginning of January, with well-wishers who leave plates of cookies ...

5 Ways to Prevent Weight Gain When You Can't Make Your Own Food

Staying healthy can be difficult when you have limited resources. College students, for example, typically live in dorm rooms with only small refrigerators and no access ...

Understanding Metabolism: How It Influences Weight Control

It may be tempting to blame your failed weight loss attempts or weight gain on a slow metabolism. However, it is rare that excessive weight gain ...

8 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget

It's often been said that eating healthy is too expensive. This is simply not true. With a few strategies, you can save money while also avoiding ...

Understanding Metabolism: What Determines Your BMR?

Metabolism refers to the processes that the body needs to function. Basal Metabolic Rate is the amount of energy expressed in calories that a person needs ...

Can a Nutritious Diet Help Prevent Cancer?

Following a nutritious diet has proven benefits: lowering your cholesterol, preventing heart disease and diabetes, and minimizing excess weight gain. However, it has not yet been ...

7 Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat More Vegetables

It's one of the greatest frustrations in a health conscious person's life - Getting stubborn children to eat vegetables. You know it's good for them. But ...

Not All Calories Are Created Equal

For decades, we've been taught that weight loss comes down to the simple idea of "calories in versus calories out." This equation is simple and can ...

What Are Carbs? How They Work (and How to Get Them to Work for You)

Most people view carbohydrates as "evil" foods. Found in breads, pastas, cereals, and almost everything sweet, carbohydrates receive a bad reputation for causing weight gain. In ...

Understanding Metabolism: How to Boost Yours with Exercise

The secret to permanent weight loss is training your body to be a more efficient calorie-burning engine by maximizing your metabolism. Metabolism is the rate at ...

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