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Settling the great grain debate.

Mar 24, 2015

Are grains saving your life — or trying to kill you? This is the last article you’ll need to read on the subject. ++++ Quick: How do you feel about grains? Are they an essential food group that makes up the foundation of a nutritious diet? Or are they evil little packages of carbs and toxins out to make you fat and inflamed, and slowly kill you? This...

Top Five Green Superfoods

Mar 3, 2015

It’s nearly spring and St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. While the food most commonly associated with the holiday is typically fat-and-calorie-laden “Irish fry” fare such as corn beef and cabbage, Irish stew and black pudding, there is no reason why you can’t celebrate the luck of the Irish by lightening up your day with healthy green...

Nuts May Lengthen Your Life, Study Suggests

Mar 3, 2015

MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay) -- Eating nuts, including peanuts and peanut butter, may help you live longer, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at the diets of more than 200,000 people in both the United States and China, and found nut consumption was linked with a lower risk of premature death from heart disease and other causes. The findings lend support to...

What should I look for when choosing a personal trainer?

Feb 17, 2015

Bruce Kelly FT Media "Good references or a referral from someone you know and trust. Also, does this referral source have similar goals and objectives as yours. If the trainer is great at training young athletes but doesn't work much with desk jockeys that may not be a good fit." Sean Ryback FT Mission Hills "When choosing a trainer there are two...

How can I stay motivated to work out in the winter?

Feb 17, 2015

Sue Teoli FT New Canaan "If people learn to work with the cards they are dealt as far as weather then they will get nice fitness results. It seems to have snowed more these past years in Connecticut so I bought snow shoes to trot around. It's fun. I actually would prefer to exercise in cold, brisk air than the hot, deathly humidity we get in the summer." Bruce...

Should I be more concerned about fat or sugar in my diet?

Feb 6, 2015

Logan George FT Maple Grove "Both fat and sugar in excessive amounts can cause some serious health problems, which we have seen more and more of in our modern age. A proper diet should include both fats and sugars in moderation and with selection of the right types of nutrient sources. Nuts, seeds, and fish are good examples of fats. For sugars you can never go wrong...

Can exercise help my mood?

Feb 6, 2015

Bruce Kelly FT Media "There is a lot of research now that connects exercise to mood enhancement for both those with depression and other mood disorders and also for those without such issues. It has been known for while that exercise elevates mood and gives people a better outlook on life. Exercise is medicine on so many levels and in so many ways." Gwen Beckcom FT...

How to Eat Healthy When On the Road

Jan 29, 2015

 When you hit the road for a personal or business trip, you often can run into major roadblocks in eating healthy and staying the course when it comes to nutrition. Before your next trip, pack the following tips with you so that you can successfully navigate your nutrition options whether you’re flying, road tripping or traveling for business meetings. Start with...

Four Foods You Never Thought to Eat for Breakfast

Jan 22, 2015

Mom was right when she said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. After all, breakfast means “breaking the fast,” starting your day after a night of not eating with the energy and nutrition you need.  A healthy breakfast can help you concentrate better, give you strength and even help you to maintain a healthy weight. One important tip: Adding...

What are some healthy options for packing a lunch to take to work?

Jan 22, 2015

"Think variety and color when packing a healthy lunch. "Start with calcium-rich food such as fat-free yogurt, cheese sticks, fat-free milk or a dairy alternative. "Add a sandwich on whole wheat bread or a whole grain pita filled with lean protein like turkey breast or hummus and veggies such as shredded carrots, dark leafy greens, and tomatoes with an avocado...

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