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by Bea May 19th, 2009 | Diet, Nutrition
Skyr. My favorite yogurt in the whole entire world.

Five years ago my family was visiting friends in Iceland. Looking into their refrigerator for something delicious, Maria, a girl my age, handed me a tub of what looked like yogurt. She told me that it wasn't just yogurt and that it was Icelandic. Scooping myself a bowl of Skyr, I gingerly put a spoonful of this white stuff to my tongue.

And that's how we fell in love.

Skyr is along the same lines of those Greek, or strained, yogurts that people have been commercializing more and more these days. It has a
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Donuts versus Bagels

by Bea January 27th, 2009 | Diet, Nutrition
Many people go to Dunkin' Donuts for breakfast, grabbing a bagel and thinking that they are going for the healthy alternative to donuts. What they don't realize is that they are in fact choosing the wrong option!

Most people think that bagels are healthier than donuts--after all, what could be the harm in condensed bread versus a sugar laden fried pastry? Well, that's just it, bagels are oversized and very dense--they also take longer for your body to digest. One bagel can be worth at least 5 pieces of bread. Even if you are going for the whole wheat or multigrain
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Healthy Habits That Help You Live a Better Life

by Gumer Liston January 13th, 2009 | Dermatology, Mental Health, Nutrition

Living life to the fullest means cultivating good habits that help us become healthier. A healthy person is a happy person. Here are some healthy habits that are worth weaving into your old daily pattern:

1. Take time to walk, run, or jump for fifteen to twenty minutes each day. It is best to do it first thing in the morning to give your joints, muscles, and brain the needed warm-up for the coming day ahead that is full of physical and mental exertion.

2. Eat foods that are low in fat like fruits, vegetables, and grains. You also

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Saving Your Leftovers

by Bea November 26th, 2008 | Diet, Nutrition
As mentioned in a comment on my previous post called Thanksgiving Tips, someone mentioned that it was the leftovers that they had to look out for. Well, that got me thinking, how do you deal with the leftovers?

There are many ways to eat away at the leftover dishes. Some people have their own special recipes, some people make turkey sandwiches, others create casseroles, and much more. The big issue is those desserts. Those pumpkin pies, apple pies, Watergate salads, pecan pies, all become snacking targets. I would suggest trying to give away these desserts. If you have a Thanksgiving
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Healthy Thanksgiving Food Choices

by MPK November 20th, 2008 | Diet, Nutrition
A week from today, many of us will be enjoying a large turkey dinner.  And, as noted in Thanksgiving Tips, there are many ways to avoid overeating on this day.  However, there are certain dishes that will be served that are good for you.

Winter squash, such as butternut or acorn, is high in potassium.  Of course, if it is mixed with butter and brown sugar, the value of the potassium is negated by the calories and fat.  To keep it healthy, steam or bake it.  Then mash it, and add a little cinnamon or nutmeg for flavor.  The
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