Which is Healthier for Me: Skim or Whole Milk?

Which is Healthier for Me: Skim or Whole Milk?

For decades, we’ve been taught that low-fat dairy is healthier for us. Fat was vilified as the culprit responsible for weight gain and heart disease. But lately, we’re seeing a reversal, and fat is being celebrated. Unfortunately, there is no … Continue reading

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Recovery Drink Showdown: Gatorade or Chocolate Milk?

Recovery Drink Showdown: Gatorade or Chocolate Milk?

Congratulations! You got up early, scraped yourself out of bed and spent 30-60 minutes working out. You ran, swam, biked, or hit the weights. You’re ready for the weekend! Now it’s time to cool off and replenish the body. “Recovery” … Continue reading

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Mealtime Strategy: Protein Before Carbs?

Mealtime Strategy: Protein Before Carbs?

It’s well known that carbohydrate consumption raises blood glucose levels, in all people. For those living with diabetes, though, high levels of blood glucose can be dangerous – either the body doesn’t manufacture enough insulin to clear the glucose (Type … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism and Lose Weight

7 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism and Lose Weight

Every day, the food we eat is converted into energy that is used to keep our body functioning. The majority of the calories we consume are burned, even if all we do all day is lie in bed. Yes, even … Continue reading

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Will Adopting a Vegetarian Diet Help Me Lose Weight?

Will Adopting a Vegetarian Diet Help Me Lose Weight?

Today is Meatless Monday, and also the first ever World Meat Free Day. If you’ve followed the growth of the “meatless” campaign in the last few years, the main messages are centered around improving your health and saving planet Earth … Continue reading

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Can Too Much Protein Be Harmful?

Can Too Much Protein Be Harmful?

The average American consumes about 100 grams of protein a day, which is much higher than actually required by the body –  55-65 grams per day if you weigh 150 lbs. Could excess consumption of protein be deleterious to one’s … Continue reading

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Gatorade is Now Also a Bar, Unfortunately

Gatorade is Now Also a Bar, Unfortunately

The protein obsession in America has led even beverage companies to try to join the party. Now it’s Gatorade, which is touting a chocolate chip bar with 20 grams of protein. Before you get excited, read the ingredient list: Whey … Continue reading

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8 Things to Know About the Humble Pea

8 Things to Know About the Humble Pea

Peas, of the legume family, are not a sexy food. They are, however, tasty and packed with nutrients. Here’s what you need to know: 1. A serving of peas is one cup and it has less than 150 calories. 2. Peas … Continue reading

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Eight Egg Facts Ahead of Easter

Eight Egg Facts Ahead of Easter

With Easter eggs equally decorating lawns and kitchens across America this weekend, here are a few interesting things to know: 1. Seventy Five billion eggs are produced annually in the US. 2. Per capita consumption in 2014 was 260 eggs, … Continue reading

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11 Things to Know About Beef Jerky

11 Things to Know About Beef Jerky

Beef jerky has been relegated to the checkout counter in gas stations and convenience stores. However, this venerable foodstuff has a proud heritage. Here are some interesting facts: 1. Jerky is a means to preserve meat without refrigeration. 2. Traditionally, the … Continue reading

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