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Is Dragon Fruit the Next “It” Food?

by in Healthy Tips, December 9, 2013

dragon fruit

There’s a new super food in town. Is the oddly gorgeous dragon fruit poised to be the next pomegranate?

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Smoothie Add-Ins: Worth It or Waste?

by in Healthy Tips, December 1, 2013

smoothies
When you’re already plunking down five dollars or more for a smoothie, it can be hard to justify the additional cost of the various supplements and mix-ins offered on the menu. But with names like “recharge,” “immune booster” and “cold fighter,” the pricey additions can be hard to resist.

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3 Ways to Tame Your Sweet Tooth

by in Healthy Tips, November 26, 2013

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Many people are addicted to sugar, even if they don’t realize it. Sugar is hidden in cereal, bread and sauces. It’s poured into desserts, soda and coffee drinks. It lurks in processed foods in many forms (syrups, cane juice, fructose and turbinado, to name just a few). Consuming all of this sugar increases our desire for it, as evidenced by research demonstrating how sugar activates the brain’s reward systems much the way drugs do.

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Which Super Food is the Most Super of Them All?

by in Ask the Experts, Healthy Tips, November 25, 2013

avocado
We’ve all heard the term “super food” being tossed around. But which super food tops the list? Nutrition experts around the country were asked to choose one food they consider better than the rest. Here’s what they said.

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6 Snacks To Fight An Afternoon Slump

by in Healthy Tips, November 6, 2013

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Scarfing down sugar-filled candy and over-salted snacks will leave you feeling sluggish–not to mention guilty. To beat an afternoon crash the healthy way, try these six foods.

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Food Fight!: Broccoli vs. Kale

by in Healthy Tips, November 5, 2013

broccoli

A popular ad agency is pitting broccoli against kale. But is one of these cruciferous veggies really healthier than the other?

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Are Some Salts Healthier Than Others?

by in Healthy Tips, November 3, 2013

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Sodium is a necessary nutrient, but most people overdo it on salt. The daily recommendation is to limit sodium intake to 2,300 milligrams per day (less if you suffer from high blood pressure). Given our love of the kitchen staple, it’s not surprising that more and more salt choices are appearing on store shelves. Besides standbys like table salt and kosher salt, you may have come across fancier options like pink Hawaiian or fleur de sel. But no matter which salt you choose, it’s best to keep the portions in check. Here’s how several salts differ in sodium content, flavor and culinary uses.

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Cream: Good or Bad?

by in Healthy Tips, November 2, 2013

cream
With loads of calories and artery-clogging saturated fat, can cream ever really be part of a healthy diet?

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Cooking with Beer (the Healthy Way)

by in Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, October 16, 2013

beer-braised chicken
Surprising but true: Cooking with beer can actually be a healthy way to flavor food—here’s why.

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More Foods That Fill You Up

by in Healthy Tips, October 13, 2013

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Ever wonder why a doughnut leaves you hungry within moments of finishing, while a bowl of oatmeal keeps you full for hours? An innovative study conducted in the 1990s looked at how “full” someone stayed after consuming 240 calories of a variety of foods. The top five scorers were all whole foods and, surprisingly, the No. 1 food to keep you full is often vilified for its high carbohydrate content. (Note: Most vegetables were not included in the study, likely due to the fact that consuming 240 calories of kale would require a lot of chewing! But based on the factors associated with satiety, I assume they would score very well.) Here are six foods that made the list.
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