Healthy Lifestyle

Winning Nutrition for Teen Athletes 

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Athletes know that eating right is as important as working out when it comes to winning. Unfortunately, many teen athletes prefer Cheetos and energy drinks to fruits and vegetables. They’d rather eat what they want most of the time and then squeeze in a few protein shakes and some supplements. Supplement advertisers are […]

The Downside of Eating Out

  • Group of people eating at a restaurant

Despite the high price of eating out, only half of Americans regularly cook meals at home. Whether they don’t know how to cook, they’re too busy, or they just don’t want to cook, people often overlook the downside of eating out. Eating out means giving up control over our food. […]

 Frequent Movement Helps Manage BP and Blood Sugar 

  • Couple walking

Timing seems to be everything these days, in fitness and in nutrition. When you move and when you eat can make a big difference in impact on your overall health. This applies to extended periods of sitting as well.  The American College of Sports Medicine recently published research on how […]

Cranberries: Good Eating All Year

  • Cranberry Juice and cranberries in a wooden spoon

Cranberries are the tart, red, marbles of the food world. They are also nutritional and antioxidant powerhouses with many health benefits. While most of us eat them in November and December as part of our holiday celebrations, they make a healthy side dish or cocktail all year long.  Urinary Tract Infection […]

Last Minute Tips for an Organized Holiday

  • Woman writing a grocery list

By mid-December, it’s time to dodge what’s coming or be steam-rolled by the holidays. Fortunately, it’s not too late to prepare. Here are seven organizational tips to help keep you from being overwhelmed in the coming weeks:  If you’re cooking for Christmas or New Year’s, there’s still time to ask […]

Turmeric – Food Fad or Valuable Supplement? 

  • Turmeric in a heart shaped bowl

Look in any store and you will probably find something turmeric: turmeric cocoa powder, turmeric latte mixes and even the oddly tasty turmeric oatmeal. If you’re not a fan of curry, you may be wondering what turmeric is and why it’s so popular.  Turmeric is a bright, yellow spice that […]

Diabetics Enjoy Thanksgiving Too!

  • View of a table with thanksgiving dinner on it

If there were a “good food” celebration, it would most likely fall on Thanksgiving Day. This is the day when people fill their tables with the best foods their culture and traditions have to offer. Many of these foods, such as stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls and desserts, are high in […]

Choosing a Shampoo and Conditioner 

  • Women choosing a shampoo bottle

The huge choice of shampoos and conditioners on the market can seem like too much of a good thing. There are so many that it’s hard to know where to start. Buying shampoo and conditioner isn’t that difficult if you’re simply maintaining thick, healthy, hair. If you have problem hair, […]

Rainy Days, Sleepy Days 

  • Woman with mug of coffee looking out a window

When brisk fall winds blow red and gold leaves down the sidewalk many of us feel like grabbing the nearest pumpkin spice anything and heading off to the local corn maze. Unfortunately, this part of fall seems to last about 5 minutes. Then the cloudy days and rain set in, making us want […]

Common Sense Eating vs Food Fads

  • Woman cooking in kitchen

The world is full of many different cuisines, and healthy dishes can be found in all of them.  Unfortunately, it may be hard to recognize this if you’ve spent much time reading today’s food writing. All too often, food fads have replaced common sense eating. Entire food groups are being […]