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Antioxidants: Eat All Your Colors!

 

Antioxidants are all the rage today.  And, justifiably so.  Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals which cause cell damage, which ultimately can lead to diseases of the heart and cancer.  It seems everywhere you go it's blueberry this and blueberry that.  You have your choice of wild blueberry juice, blueberry-pomegranate juice, blueberry-cranberry juice and so on and so on.  

 

Now, don’t get me wrong.  I love blueberries.  But, in our rush to embrace the latest antioxidant food craze (bl

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While kids want great taste, you want to give them the vitamins, minerals and fiber their growing bodies need. Serve watermelon and you can both be happy.

 

Watermelon is a fun, nutritious way to make sure active kids don't get dehydrated; it's 92 percent water. 

 

A two-cup serving of watermelon is an excellent source of vitamins A, B6 and C, and it provides 7 percent of the recommended daily value of potassium, with only 80 calories. 

 

Watermelon is fat-free and also contains fiber. Its beaut

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If you’re currently not eating a healthy diet, it can be difficult to start such a plan. However, healthy eating along with some exercise is very important for maintaining a good bodily function and goes a long way towards living a disease-free life. If you struggle with healthy eating, then you know that breaking unhealthy habits can be the most difficult part of the process. Therefore, if you truly want to live the best lifestyle possible, it is important to follow tips in order to start eat

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Natural Health Choices For Women

Quite obviously, men and women are different in very many ways, but most especially in their physical appearance. This is certainly the most distinguishable difference, but there are many other different internal factors as well, such as the regulation of hormonal secretions and the type of secretions; in addition, women are more prone to certain diseases than men. Natural health is making a huge difference in the lives of women, and if you decide to take natural health ap...
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Eating For Life

 

Eating is an essential part of life. We cannot sustain life for long without eating, so it is important that we take the time to learn how to eat well in order to have the best life possible. Our views of eating and the eating practices we adopt will affect our lives and our health in significant ways in the months and years ahead. Eating well can literally change everything.

 

Eating can be both a blessing and a curse. Many people struggle with eating because they cannot keep it in balance. T

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Basic Meal & Menu Planning

As a basis for meals and menu planning, refer to the pyramid information mentioned earlier to make sure you have the basic food requirements met for all family members. Then cross check and plan by looking over basic food categories to target healthy foods to fit the lifestyles and health of everyone. For example, if someone has depression, add some foods mentioned above to his or her dietary plans that aid in the healing and prevention of depression. 

 

Meal planning also depends upon several f

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Portobello Mushrooms Florentine Recipe photo by Taste of Home

 

  • Total Time: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 large portobello mushrooms, stems removed
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat or feta cheese
  • Minced fresh basil, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425°. Spritz mushrooms with cooking s
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There's no easier way to add a dose of nutrition to your day than by crunching on a tasty apple. You probably rst experienced its delightful avor as a baby, when applesauce introduced you to real food. And now, whether it's a Granny Smith, a McIntosh, or a Red Delicious, you think of apples as old friends. Grown throughout the world, apples are high in ber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They're fat free, cholesterol-free, and low in sodium. In short, eating apples is a smart part of a

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Antioxidants are all the rage today.  And, justifiably so.  Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals which cause cell damage, which ultimately can lead to diseases of the heart and cancer.  It seems everywhere you go it's blueberry this and blueberry that.  You have your choice of wild blueberry juice, blueberry-pomegranate juice, blueberry-cranberry juice and so on and so on.  

 

Now, don’t get me wrong.  I love blueberries.  But, in our rush to embrace the latest antioxidant food craze (bl

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Be Healthier With Veggies

The new food guidelines issued by the United States government recommend that all Americans eat between five and nine servings of fruits and vegetables each and every day. When you first hear that number, it may seem like a lot, but it is actually much easier than you think to fit that many servings of fruits and vegetables into your daily diet. For one thing, the shelves of the grocery stores are fairly bursting with fresh fruits and vegetables. In addition, vegetables and fruits are some of th

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We all age. That fact is inevitable.  But a lot of the negative changes that take place in our bodies are not. As we age, we become more susceptible to such things as heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and arthritis. However, medical research has shown that proper nutrition can slow down and even prevent many of these ailments.

 

It is estimated that nearly one half of all health problems in the elderly are directly related to poor nutrition. The elderly are by and large some of the most poo

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Feta Tomato-Basil Fish Recipe photo by Taste of Home

 

  • Total Time: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 pound walleye, bass or other white fish fillets
  • 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese

Directions

  • In a saucepan, saute onion and garlic in oil until tender. Add tomato
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Roasted Smashed Potatoes with Artichokes Recipe photo by Taste of Home

 

  • Total Time: Prep: 30 min. Roast: 20 min.
  • Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound small red potatoes
  • 2 jars (7-1/2 ounces each) marinated quartered artichoke hearts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Minced fresh chives, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°. Place potatoes in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, until t
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1. Always go with a list. If you go without a list, you may as well throw your money away.

2. Plan out a weekly menu. This is the best method to ensure that your list is complete and that you have enough to serve your family dinner for the week.

3. Don't go when you're hungry. This is an essential tip, but it's true: when you're hungry, you want to buy all kinds of junk. You'll end up spending a lot more.

4. Have a budget. When you go to the store, know exactly how much you can spend. This will

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Mango-Peach Smoothies

 Mango-Peach Smoothies Recipe photo by Taste of Home

 

  • Total Time: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
  • Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1-1/4 cups peach yogurt
  • 2-1/2 cups frozen mango chunks

Directions

  • Place all ingredients in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Serve immediately.

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A Healthy Guide to Good Nutrition

Whether you are at your ideal weight or striving to reach your weight goal is it simply a matter of burning more calories than you take in? The answer, I suggest, is no! Overall body health improvement as well as weight gain or loss must be factored into the equation or you could be heading for problems. Correct nutrition can help to reduce the risk of a myriad of health-related problems, the most frightening of which are surely heart disease and cancer. Proper nutrition, however, entails eating

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Salmon Croquette Sandwich Recipe photo by Taste of Home

 

  • Total Time: Prep: 25 min Cook: 10 min.
  • Makes: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 pouch (6 ounces) boneless skinless pink salmon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 everything bagels, split and toasted
  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced
  • 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced in
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What Makes A Food A Superfood?

 

What Makes A Food A Superfood?

What makes a superfood? The broadcast definition of a superfood is a food with extraordinary nutritional benefits. Eating well is good for your physical health as well as mental health. However, which foods are particularly essential to make you healthy?

Superfoods are rich in antioxidants, fatty acids and fiber. While research supports the health benefits of certain foods, upgrading them to a superfood level is more useful when it comes to providing an ultimate

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