category: Healthy Eating

The Skinny on Sweeteners

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We’ve all heard countless warnings about how sugar rots our teeth, makes us gain weight, causes hyperactivity and hypertension, and is linked to cardiovascular disease and an array of cancers. However, if you’ve browsed through the sweetener aisle at the store recently, you may have noticed that sweeteners (both natural and artificial) have been snatching up more and more shelf…

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia!

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My friend Amy had been encouraging me to try chia seeds, but it wasn’t until I noticed how good her skin looked that I took her seriously. When we recently went out to dinner together, she looked great and the skin around her eyes was smoother. By the way, Amy is in her 50′s. So I asked her, “What are…

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Recipes for Healthy Eating: Sweet Potato, Corn & Kale Soup

Kale, Sweet Potato & Corn Chowder

When my dietitian friend, Jen Fournier recommended this vegan soup recipe to me, I was a bit skeptical that I would like it. Kale is a main ingredient, and I’m just not a big fan of it. With a bit of encouragement, I tried the soup and must admit that it’s now one of my favorite soup recipes. It’s perfect for a…

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5 Tips for Making Home Cooking Easy, Nutritious, Delicious & Fun

Avocado and Roasted Tomato Toasts

Are you like me and often feel as though your life can’t get any busier? I bet there’s been countless times after working a full day or schlepping your kids around town to their various activities that you felt just too tired to cook dinner. So instead of slaving away in the kitchen, you go the easy route and order…

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The Comfort Food Booby Trap

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(Courtesy of Ebruli via Flickr) In a recent study in Spain, researchers found that increased trans-fat intake significantly increases your chances of developing depression.  They tracked 12,000 adults over 6 years. While none of the subjects had depression at the start of the study, over 650 did by the end. The participants who got 0.6% of their total calories from…

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