Archives for Nutrition

Prebiotics and Probiotics

by TJ Davis August 2nd, 2010 | Nutrition
There has been a lot of talk recently about the digestive benefits of probiotics. These are living microorganisms which offer a health benefit to their host, including lowering of cholesterol and blood pressure, reducing inflammation, managing lactose intolerance, and boosting immunity. Certain fermented foods - like pickles, miso soup, yogurt, soy sauce, or sauerkraut - contain types of bacteria that aid in healthy digestion. These beneficial bacterial strains include bifidobacterium and lactobacillis, two of the most common probiotics. The way they work is by adding "good" bacteria to your intestinal tract and overcoming the bacterial imbalance called dysbiosis, in
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5 Healthy Habits You Should Know

by Kendall Ryan July 23rd, 2010 | Exercise, Nutrition
Here are a few tips to a healthier you this summer!

  1. Eco-Friendly: Who knew the best workouts were free?!  This summer after signing up for my first gym membership and having several training sessions I discovered the world’s best kept secret: 8 Minute Abs. The source: YouTube! It is fun, safe and effective and can be done every 24 hours! I have already seen results and I am pleased.

  2. Snack Time: Looking for a refreshing and guilt free snack on a hot summer day? Try Mott’s cinnamon applesauce. If you are feeling adventurous, you could sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon
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by Bea May 24th, 2010 | Nutrition
I love hummus. I love hummus on pita, I love hummus on chips, I love hummus as a substitute to butter, I love hummus right off the spoon, I love hummus for lunch, dinner, and sometimes even breakfast. Basically, I. Love. Hummus.

That being said, I used to snack on hummus because I love the flavor and the consistency of it. I justified my snacking by telling myself that it was a healthy snack. Of course, it is a healthy choice in comparison to potato chips, but as I was casually reading the nutrition facts on the tub, I started
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So, You Say You Want a Revolution?

by Bea April 19th, 2010 | Children's Health, Health News, Nutrition
What would you do if you learned that your town was the fattest in America?  Well, for the residents of Huntington, West Virginia, this was exactly their predicament in 2008.  All that was going to change, though, when British chef Jamie Oliver heard the news. Jamie Oliver is an all natural chef from England.  Well known for his work in revamping the English public schools food program, his latest project is titled Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, which airs on ABC Friday nights at 9pm Eastern time.

Now, you might be asking what exactly is a food revolution?  Well, Jamie is
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Your Next Grocery List

by Kendall Ryan March 30th, 2010 | Children's Health, Diet, Nutrition
It is Saturday morning; that time of the week. You dread it because this means trying to plan out the week’s dinners (which is nearly impossible with two working parents and active children, in my opinion). Anyway, it is time to make the list so let me give you a head start.

1. Start with your staple fruit and vegetables:

  • Strawberries

  • Blueberries

  • Bananas

  • Lettuce

  • Celery

  • Tomatoes

  • String beans

  • Spinach

2. Starch to accompany your veggies

  • Potatoes

  • Corn

3. Bread

  • White

  • Whole Wheat or 12 Grain

4. Breakfast

  • Carnation Instant Breakfast

  • Multi-Grain Cheerios

  • Special K Cereal Bars

5. Lunch

  • Boar’s Head Turkey

  • Land O Lakes American Cheese

  • Yogurt

  • Bear Naked Granola

6. Snack

  • Quakers Apple Cinnamon Rice Cakes

  • Reduced Fat Cheez-Its

  • Pretzel Goldfish

7. Dinner (Two Options)

  • Grilled Chicken, Organic
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