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Mystic Valley Elder Services Offers Tips On Enjoying Healthy Holiday Eating – Winthrop Transcript

Mystic Valley Elder Services Offers Tips On Enjoying Healthy Holiday Eating – Winthrop Transcript

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The holidays are a time to enjoy friends, family and food! And with them right around the corner, you will be barraged with lots of your favorite foods.  However, how are you going to enjoy the holidays and not regret eating too much and gaining weight? Mystic Valley Elder Services Registered Dietitian Candace Quigley offers some tips on how you can still enjoy eating your favorite foods without regret.  • Weeks before the holiday arrives, be sure to get some exercise and eat healthy. As the season gets into full swing, not only will you be celebrating on that holiday but also you will most likely be attending holiday parties. Unfortunately, holiday celebrations tend to be all about food. On average, Americans gain approximately 1-2 pounds around the holidays and it tend
Is Sodium Good for You? Breaking Down the Health Benefits of Sodium – Shape Magazine

Is Sodium Good for You? Breaking Down the Health Benefits of Sodium – Shape Magazine

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You Want to Eat Healthier, But Your Partner Doesn't. How Do You Navigate That? – Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic

You Want to Eat Healthier, But Your Partner Doesn't. How Do You Navigate That? – Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic

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You got your exercise in for the day and are spending your afternoon chopping vegetables and whipping up homemade hummus for the week ahead. You’re feeling pretty pumped about the changes you’re making to your lifestyle. Advertising Policy Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy Then your partner strolls into the kitchen and declares, “I’m hungry. Let’s order a pizza.” Things can get tricky when you’re trying to get healthy but your dearly beloved isn’t on the same path — especially if you share a home and a kitchen. “Because we spend so much time with our partners, their diet and exercise habits can have a
Road Trip Food Ideas That Are Actually Healthy – Shape Magazine

Road Trip Food Ideas That Are Actually Healthy – Shape Magazine

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Burton: The meat and potatoes of healthy eating – Pamplin Media Group

Burton: The meat and potatoes of healthy eating – Pamplin Media Group

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'Make sure that in every meal you eat, half of it is comprised of fruits and vegetables.' The Center for Disease Control (CDC) says that there is a severe lack of legitimately healthy eating in America. It's not that processed foods make up around 70% of the average American diet, and it's not that a quarter of Americans eat fast food every day. According to the CDC, less than 10% of Americans eat enough vegetables on a daily basis. And somewhere around 12% of Americans are eating enough fruit. "Wow," you might say, "that's awful! But I eat a salad every day for lunch, and top my oatmeal with apples, so I must be fine." Nope. That isn't near enough. Choosemyplate.gov recommends 1 to 3 cups of vegetables and 1 to 2 cups of fruit per day. But physically active people should be eating...
North Marin Cooking Program Teaches Kids To Eat Healthy – CBS San Francisco

North Marin Cooking Program Teaches Kids To Eat Healthy – CBS San Francisco

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MARIN COUNTY (CBS SF) — The CDC reports childhood obesity affects about 13.7 million children and adolescents nationwide. This week’s Jefferson Award winner saw children in his community struggle with healthy eating, so he made it his mission to help them develop better eating and cooking habits. Young budding chefs at North Marin Community Services Center are learning how to prepare healthy meals. On the menu, it’s turkey tacos with homemade salsa. The ingredients are healthy and fresh, leaving students like 8 year Daphne impressed. “Avocado, tomatoes, cilantro, onions, garlic, carrots and sweet potatoes,” said Daphne as she enthusiastically listed the salsa fixings she and others were working with. The class Daphne loves is part of a program called Kids Cooking for Life. It’s fou
Why Healthy Foods Won't Fix Your Health Problems – The National Interest Online

Why Healthy Foods Won't Fix Your Health Problems – The National Interest Online

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In the U.S., rich people tend to eat a lot healthier than poor people. Because poor diets cause obesity, Type II diabetes and other diseases, this nutritional inequality contributes to unequal health outcomes. The richest Americans can expect to live 10-15 years longer than the poorest. Many think that a key cause of nutritional inequality is food deserts – or neighborhoods without supermarkets, mostly in low-income areas. The narrative is that folks who live in food deserts are forced to shop at local convenience stores, where it’s hard to find healthy groceries. If we could just get a supermarket to open in those neighborhoods, the thinking goes, then people would be able to eat healthy. The data tell a strikingly different story. Negligible change We recently studied the impact of op
What makes a healthy diet? A table, no TV and fresh food – Great Lakes Echo

What makes a healthy diet? A table, no TV and fresh food – Great Lakes Echo

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Image: James D Kirk, Flickr By Eric FreedmanCapital News Service Households that eat family-style meals together at the table with the TV off may have healthier diets than families who don’t. And that has implications for benefits such as lower risk of obesity, greater diet quality and healthier eating habits, according to researchers from the University of Michigan and their collaborators. Identifying which components of family meals to promote may improve child nutrition, they said in a recent study. “What is it about a family meal that works or doesn’t work? These are messages that can be incorporated into nutrition education and parent education,” said co-author Karen Peterson, a U-M professor of nutritional sciences and global public health. Those find
Edmonds Healthy Eating: Choose your food treats wisely during the holidays – My Edmonds News

Edmonds Healthy Eating: Choose your food treats wisely during the holidays – My Edmonds News

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Are you still feeling full from your Thanksgiving feast? Did you eat a piece of pie for breakfast the next day? That’s OK because it probably has pumpkin or apples, maybe eggs, butter and milk, flour and spices — all ingredients that a healthy breakfast might include! But… remember most of us gain weight between Thanksgiving and New Year’s because there are holiday gatherings with friends, family snd work colleagues. There are many holiday traditions focused on special foods and drinks. It’s challenging to pass up your mother’s or grandmother’s homemade ”      ” — please insert whatever your taste bud memories conjure up (cookies, fudge, cinnamon rolls, coffee cake, etc.) between the quotation marks. One of my favorite childhood memories is baking cookies with my mother.