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Think about what you can add to your diet, not what you should take away......

Posted: 09/04/2014

Start by focusing on getting the recommended 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables each day.   It sounds like a lot, but it is well worth it, because at the same time you are meeting your fiber goals and feeling more satisfied from the food.   More than 200 studies have documented the disease-preventing qualities of phytochemicals found in fruits...

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Healthy Foods to try in 2014.....

Posted: 08/25/2014

Almond flour...... High-fiber, high-protein, high-nutrient nut flours are a terrific alternative to wheat flour in baked goods, Hood says. Her basic, gluten-free flatbread formula calls for five ingredients: almond flour, eggs, baking soda, salt and honey. “I make flatbreads all the time,” she says. “They’re ready in 10 minutes flat.” Good...

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Healthy Foods to try in 2014.....

Posted: 08/18/2014

Grapeseed Oil...... The versatile, good-for-you oil has a high smoke point and neutral flavor, so it’s perfect for sautéing. It lowers LDL, the so-called bad cholesterol, and it costs less than olive oil or canola oil. It’s green, too: Grapeseed oil is made from the seeds of spent wine grapes.   Pistachios (in the shell)....... There...

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Susan Miller Tip of the Week

Posted: 07/10/2014

Shredded cauliflowerYou can use it in place of rice. Cauliflower’s strong flavor disappears completely when it’s cooked. Cauliflower’s one of those healthful cruciferous veggies rich in anti-cancer indoles and flavonols.Make-it basics: Trim and quarter a cauliflower. Using a food processor with a grating blade or a hand grater, shred it (like grated cheese)....

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What you SHOULD eat for a good night’s sleep

Posted: 07/02/2014

Serotonin-producing bedtime snacks Among the best natural sedatives is tryptophan, an amino acid component of many plant and animal proteins. Tryptophan is one of the ingredients necessary for the body to make serotonin, the neurotransmitter best known for creating feelings of calm, and for making you sleepy.However, the trick is to combine foods that have some tryptophan with...

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The Baby Bellini

Posted: 06/26/2014

There's a classic peach and Champagne cocktail from the 1930's called the Bellini and this is the virgin version of that. The Baby Bellini is perfect for elegant entertaining and has the feel of a great Champagne cocktail and the same great taste of the original, but none of the alcohol. As in the Bellini, peach juice or puree can also be used.  Prep...

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"Crazy, Sexy, Diet"

Posted: 06/17/2014

Recently my Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, and a friend of my daughter was told that her cancer was back. Our registered dietitian, Susan Miller, had recommended the book, “Crazy Sexy Diet” by Kris Carr.  I bought 3 books, one for my mom, my daughter’s friend and myself.  The book is written by a cancer survivor, who changed her lifestyle...

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3 Powerhouse Food options for amazing energy:

Posted: 06/03/2014

Brown Rice: Rich in manganese, the mineral that helps produce energy from protein and carbs, it will help you maintain high energy all day. A versatile ingredient, brown rice can be served as a side dish with your favorite lean proteins (along with nutrient-packed veggies!) for a powerhouse lunch or dinner.Sweet Potato: High in carbohydrates and loaded with beta-carotene...

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3 Simple steps to be mindful as you are eating

Posted: 05/22/2014

Start by recognizing whether you're hungry before you begin eating. If you aren't hungry, you won't be as interested so it will be harder to stay focused. Besides, if a craving doesn't come from hunger, eating will never satisfy it.Don't wait until you're famished. One of the keys to conscious eating is to keep your body adequately fed to avoid becoming overly hungry which increases...

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Sugar is Worse than Fat

Posted: 05/22/2014

Just about every diet or weight-loss plan puts a major emphasis on consuming less fat as a means of losing weight. Obviously, eating less fatty foods will help your body create fewer stored fat cells, but there may actually be a more dangerous culprit at large when it comes to, well, being large.  Insulin spikes created by consuming sugar actually force the body to...

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