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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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Our wisdom and compassion often increase as we grow older, but so do our health challenges. More than 90% of older adults have at least one chronic condition, and more than 75% have more than one. Plus, these figures are even higher for women than for men.

 

Natural changes like menopause and your family medical history play a part, but a healthy lifestyle can help you stay as strong and independent as possible in the years ahead.

 

Take a look at these tips to help you maintain your health as

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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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by stephanie reck  

 

 

I am soon to be 47, and a few years back I thought I was having a worsening of my PMS symptoms. I have come to find that the PMS symptoms were perimenopause instead. Most people are familiar with Menopause, which is the cessation of a women’s monthly cycle, but not perimenopause. Perimenopause usually occurs in women between their 30’s to late ’40s. During this time, a woman may experience a vast array of symptoms. Most women will enter menopause by the age of 50.

 

Some

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Most of us are fond of at least one product that has the effect of a stimulant and that eventually becomes an addiction. These products include exercise stimulant drinks (they come in cans and look like cola), fizzy aerated drinks, tobacco, betel nut, betel leaf, strong coffee, strong tea, ma huang (an ephedrine-like compound consumed in china), and alcohol.

 

Before I tell you why we shouldn’t consume these products, I’d like to deal with the question of why we do consume them in the first plac

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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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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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The immune system of our body defends against viruses that cause viral fever, colds, and the flu, and works as a protective shield against chronic diseases. But, as we get older, our immune system ages too and slows down. Hence, to stop the aging of our immunity, we need to keep our body healthy so that it is always ready to fight off any illnesses. While strengthening the immune system is easier said than done, several dietary and lifestyle changes may improve the functionality of our body’s na

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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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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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DIY Skin Care!

In a world of tight schedules, harmful pollution, chemically-laden products, high anxiety, and environmental toxin overload, it is impossible for our skin not to feel and show the effects of it all! Thankfully, with a little commitment, you can maintain your skin's natural beauty in the comfort of your own home! Keep reading to get some tips and simple at-home methods to reduce stress, maintain your radiant skin, and decrease the signs of aging!

 

Cleansing Your Skin

 

The first step in caring f

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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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