category: nutrition

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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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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Healthy Eating on a Budget September 2011

Dear Fellow Nurse, Not surprisingly, eating a healthier diet can come with a higher price tag. Researchers at the University of Washington looked at the economic impact of following the new U.S. dietary guidelines, which recommend eating more potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin D and calcium, and avoiding saturated fat and added sugar. They discovered that eating according to the new guidelines…

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Eating for Better Health August 2011

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Dear Fellow Nurse, I grew up in a household where my mother’s answer to the question, “What’s for dinner?” was most likely “steak,” “chicken” or “pork chops.” Most of our meals focused around meat with white rice or potatoes – french fries were our favorite – and one serving of vegetables. I am very grateful to have grown up in…

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