Popcorn and Sweet Corn

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Although sweet corn and popcorn share the same name, they are very different in nutritional value. Sweet corn is classified as a vegetable, while popcorn is a whole grain. Sweet corn has a much higher starch content than popcorn because of its short harvesting time. ChooseMyPlate.gov states that one cup of cooked sweet corn counts as one serving of vegetable, … Read More

JMM Wellness Weight Loss Success Story // Mollie

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After image by Abigail Scott Photography I had made many attempts at weight loss, too many to count.  I was one of those people who would lose 5 lbs and gain back 10. We can probably say I have been on a diet for what seemed like my whole life, teetering back and forth until I reached my highest weight … Read More

Keeping Your Bones Strong

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  As we age, so do our bones. About every ten years, the entire skeleton is replaced and rebuilt. There are certain nutrients that help in aiding strong bones, and preventing the weakening of bones that leads to osteoporosis. Two of the main nutrients to consume for bone health are calcium and vitamin D. Calcium has the strongest evidence on its … Read More

Long Term Weight Loss

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A few months ago, a study was released about 14 of the “Biggest Loser” reality TV show contestants, stating that on average, each of the participants gained back more than two-thirds of the pounds they had lost. The report stated that the contestants experienced a drop in their metabolic rate that had slowed so much that their bodies were not using … Read More

Protein- the Fuel of the Body

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We’ve always heard that protein is what makes us strong, and what gives us energy. New studies are showing that older adults need more dietary protein than younger adults in order to preserve age-related declines in health and functioning. During our thirties at some point, our muscle starts to decline, unless we make an active choice to halt that decline and … Read More

Sugar and the Heart

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  The bottom line is this: people who consume more added sugars have a higher risk of death from heart disease. It used to be thought that it was the calories in sugar that added up and led to obesity, and then heart disease followed that, but studies now show added sugars, especially from fructose, can cause heart disease, no … Read More

What Can Yogurt Do for You?

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            What Can Yogurt Do for You? Yogurt is a very popular food in the American diet. Many people consume it for its taste, but yogurt is actually rich in nutrients as well. Yogurt is a vitamin and mineral dense source of high-quality protein, for starters. It is also high in calcium, potassium, and vitamin … Read More

Rethink Your Drink

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                  Rethink Your Drink It is common to think that most sugar intake comes from sweet foods such as cookies, cakes, pastries, chocolates and more. What many don’t know, is that the top source of added sugar and the single largest source of calories in the American diet is from sugar sweetened … Read More

The MIND Diet

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                The MIND Diet: What is it and why should we do it? The MIND Diet is a diet based primarily around foods that are good for the brain. The foods that make up the MIND Diet consist of green leafy vegetables, nuts, beans, berries, fish, lean meat, and whole grains. Foods such … Read More

Do You Consume Too Much Added Sugar?

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Surprising new research shows that people who consume added sugars in their foods have a higher risk of dying from heart disease regardless of their size. Eating too much added sugar has been linked to high triglyceride levels, high LDL cholesterol levels, and high blood pressure. The link between sugar and heart disease lies in the liver. While glucose goes … Read More