Tips for Making Your Resolution Last

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If you made a New Year’s Resolution, you aren’t alone. This year, over 40% of people made a New Year’s Resolution, however, after just one month half of those people have already given up. Below are 9 tips on how to make your Resolution last:  Focus on one resolution, rather than several Set realistic, specific goals. Losing weight is not … Read More

Energy Drinks and Cardiovascular Health

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            We have all had nights where we didn’t get enough sleep, and the next morning we needed a boost of energy. Most people choose to consume a super-caffeinated energy drink to give them this pick-me-up. Energy drinks are usually a mix of caffeine, sugars or artificial sugars, flavorings, vitamins, and taurine. Besides the mega-doses … Read More

Vegetarians Have The Right Idea

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Did you know eating a plant based diet could help you defend yourself against diabetes? Polyphenols are compounds found in plant foods, and new research shows that eating more polyphenols can help fend off diabetes. For individuals who already have diabetes, eating polyphenols could help to better manage blood glucose levels. Polyphenols help manage blood sugar by reducing insulin resistance, … Read More

What is the Glycemic Index?

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         What is the Glycemic Index? Although most people have heard this term before, few people know what the Glycemic Index (GI) is. The Glycemic Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that ranks how the carbohydrates in the foods you eat will affect your blood sugar levels. The Glycemic Load (GL) is a similar scale, … Read More

Avocados: The Good Fats

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According to a new meta-analysis of 10 studies with 229 participants, substituting avocados in place of saturated fat may result in beneficial effects on the lipid profile. Swapping in avocados for saturated fat resulted in a significant reduction of total cholesterol, LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, and triglycerides. However, avocado consumption did not impact HDL (“good”) cholesterol. Information courtesy of EnvironmentalNutrition.com

Weight Loss Success- Sustainability

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When beginning the weight loss journey, no one has the idea of gaining the weight back after working so hard to lose it. Unfornuately, 95% of people who lose weight do end up gaining the weight back. Often diets involve goals that are unrealistic and behavior changes that aren’t sustainable. This ends up resulting in weight gain, because two key elements … Read More

Exercise and Cancer

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  New studies are showing that physical activity is associated with the lower risk of 13 types of cancer, the most common being breast, colon, and lung cancer. Meeting the recommended 150 minutes of moderate exercise, or 75 minutes of vigorous activity, is seen to lower the risk of these cancers. The more exercise that is done, the lower the … Read More

Fiber

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Fiber is now being associated with one of the most influential clues in achieving long term health into old age. It is associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers. For adults over 50, Dietary Guidelines calls for 28 grams of fiber a day for men, and 22 grams a day for women. An Australian study … Read More

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

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