Category Archives: Nutrition

Report: Myths About Obesity & Why They’re Wrong

Via the Associated Press – Fact or fiction? Sex burns a lot of calories. Snacking or skipping breakfast is bad. School gym classes make a big difference in kids’ weight. All are myths or at least presumptions that may not … Continue reading

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50 Dietary Changes To Be Healthier & Lose Weight

Great stuff here from Runner’s World today.  Here are some of my fav’s from what they share: Eat Often Aim for three healthy meals and two small snacks a day, which means you’re eating something around every three hours. A … Continue reading

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Crazy Dinner, Or, A Smart One?

I had a combination for dinner tonight that many would find strange: Salmon – poached in the microwave using just a brush of olive oil and a sprinke of thyme and pepper. Two cups of steamed broccoli. One bowl of … Continue reading

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NutriBullet Vs. Vitamix & Blendtec

I have been thinking more and more about introducing veggie smoothies into my diet.  To date, I have never had one.  But, I think it could be useful for me – especially in between meals – to keep hunger away. … Continue reading

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How Many Calories Do You Need Each Day?

Denis Faye at Beachbody shared some information on this topic.  Here’s snip/summary of what he had to say: Basically how many calories per day are right for you: Sedentary lifestyle (desk job): Current weight in pounds x 12 = Maintenance … Continue reading

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Study: Energy Drinks Provide Caffeine & Little Else

Via the New York Times – Energy drinks are the fastest-growing part of the beverage industry, with sales in the United States reaching more than $10 billion in 2012 — more than Americans spent on iced tea or sports beverages … Continue reading

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Does Fructose Trigger Over-Eating?

The details via CBS news – Fructose, a common sugar found in the U.S. diet, may cause changes in the brain that trigger a person to overeat, a new brain imaging study shows. After drinking a fructose beverage, the brain … Continue reading

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Complete Proteins

Complete proteins contain all nine of the essential amino acids. And, the good folks at Active.com share this “Best Food Combos for Complete Protein” cheat-sheet: Incomplete Protein To Complete It… Total 2 Tbsp peanut butter 8 g Spread on 1 … Continue reading

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Gatorade Contains Brominate Flame Retardants

For that deep down body spontaneous combustion… Via the New York Times – Sarah Kavanagh and her little brother were looking forward to the bottles of Gatorade they had put in the refrigerator after playing outdoors one hot, humid afternoon … Continue reading

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Raw Pepitas

Today, I had some raw pepitas for a snack. Pepitas are the hulled, edible seeds of a pumpkin. They are high in protein, phosophorous and iron. It’s a better snack than a pizzelle cookie – which I was considering for … Continue reading

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The Wrath Of Grapes?

Lately, I have been eating a lot of grapes – especially at night, after 9 PM. And, I am starting to wonder if that could be an issue for me. Related, today, I found this: Q: Health experts tell us … Continue reading

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Navitas Citrus Chia Super Food Power Snack

Here’s what Navitas says about this product: These delicious snacks are made from the most nutrient-dense plants found in nature, packed with functional food stars like maca, chia, and camu-camu. At Navitas, our tradition is to globally source the most … Continue reading

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Amino Acids To Boost HGH Levels

I saw this one today on Dr. Oz – A recent study found that by taking a special blend of amino acids you can spike your HGH levels by more than 600%, which is basically putting it back to where … Continue reading

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What To Eat Before A Workout

Great stuff on this, as usual, from Steve Edwards: 3 hours prior to a workout: Eat a well-rounded, light meal. As long as it’s not too many calories (more than 500-ish), most of it will be turned into fuel by … Continue reading

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What Should I Eat?

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Medicine Or Poison?

Today is the first time I’ve seen this quote: “The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine, or the slowest form of poison.” – Dr. Ann Wigmore, N.D. Looking into it, I see … Continue reading

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Organic Food May Not Be Healthier?

Via the AP – Eating organic food, which costs more, may be better for the environment and the palate, but has little effect on the health of individuals, according to a new study. Stanford University doctors dug through reams of … Continue reading

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Super Foods For Endurance

Great stuff today from Active.com with their top 10 super foods for endurance athletes that should be staples in your diet.

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5 Diet Tips Of Slim People

I saw this in Spark, where they borrowed it from Shape. It just doesn’t apply to women, in my opinion. These are a great five rules for anyone to follow: # 1 Weigh in regularly “Hopping on the scale consistently … Continue reading

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The Benefits Of Kale

Via the Baltimore Sun – After years of being relegated through the purgatory of forgotten foods, kale has found itself in the spotlight for the first time in decades and is ready to prove it belongs there permanently. A crop … Continue reading

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Is Veganism Good For Everyone?

The New York Times, today, offers a lot of…pardon the pun…food for thought on the debate. Like most things, the answer is probably not “yes” or “no” – but, rather, somewhere in between.

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Is Sugar Toxic?

I saw this one tonight on 60 Minutes – Click here for more on it. It all makes you want to really consider cutting back on your sugar consumption.

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How Popcorn Can Be Good For You

Via USA Today – A new study confirms that the hull of popcorn has some good nutritional qualities — assuming it’s not smothered in butter, oil and salt. Other whole grains such as whole-grain breads and cereals are often much … Continue reading

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It’s National Spinach Day!

Via Jace Shoemaker-Galloway – March 26th is all about going green. It’s National Spinach Day. Whether you are a fan or well, not so much, today is the perfect time to indulge in the healthy veggie many kids love to … Continue reading

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The Amazing Avocado

More on it via Best Health – Yes, avocados are relatively high in fat and calories (138 calories and 14.1g fat in half a medium-sized avocado). But they’re also one of the best foods you can eat, packed with nutrients … Continue reading

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