Tag archive for "fruits and vegetables"

Health and Wellness

15 Ways to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

No Comments 16 May 2014

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is your best bet for preventing virtually every chronic disease. Here are 15 tips for working them into your diet, from What the Drug Companies Won’t Tell You and Your Doctor Doesn’t Know: The Alternative Treatments That May Change Your Life—and the Prescriptions That Could Harm You.

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Get the most nutrients out of your vegetables and fruits by using these shopping and cooking tips from the 17 Day Diet by author Dr. Mike Moreno

17 Ways to Maximize Nutrients from Your Fruits and Veggies

1 Comment 02 November 2011

You're eating right and changing your diet—great work! But before you microwave those peas or stir-fry that veggie medley, be sure you know the best way to help your healthy produce retain its nutrient value. From Dr. Mike Moreno, author of The 17 Day Diet: A Doctor’s Plan Designed for Rapid Results.

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Try roasting fish and vegetables for an easy low-fat healthy meal

Roasting Revealed: A No-Hassle Way to Eat Healthy

No Comments 29 September 2011

Make the most of fall: Just place some fresh veggies in a pan and let your oven do the work for you. Brooke Parkhurst and James Briscione, authors of Just Married & Cooking: 200 Recipes for Living, Eating, and Entertaining Together, share their step-by-step method for no-fuss roasting (and less cleaning up).

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Summer salad with chicken bacon and avocado

Get Out of the Kitchen! No-Cook Meals to Beat the Heat

1 Comment 01 August 2011

When the weather is as warm as the days are long, it seems downright criminal to spend time sweltering in a cramped kitchen with a hot oven. Stay cool and satisfied with simple, healthy, no-cook meals.

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Fresh organic peas make great baby food

Why You Should Make Your Own Baby Food

3 Comments 29 June 2011

Homemade baby food has many advantages. It's economical and environmentally friendly, and it helps bring up baby with a healthy appetite for nutritious foods. Think it's too time consuming? Getting started is easier than you may think: with just a few tips and tools you’ll be whizzing up these recipes faster than you can make a grocery list.

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Seafood pasta recipes are great for summer

Fast Weeknight Meal Ideas: Summer Seafood Recipes

1 Comment 24 June 2011

There’s nothing quite like fresh seafood on a warm summer’s night. Light and full of flavor, the sea’s bounty offers endless possibilities and healthy nutrients like vitamin D, selenium, and omega-3 fatty acids.

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Stay fit while working with simple exercises you can do at your desk

How to Avoid Workplace Weight Gain

1 Comment 23 June 2011

A new study confirms the rather obvious relationship between an increase in desk jobs and the U.S.’s rapidly rising obesity rate. But while it's easy to target less "work" at work as a problem, it's more important to determine what you can do to stop packing on the pounds while sitting at your computer.

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Know how to shop for vegetables and fruits with lower pesticide levels

Pesticides in Produce: Are Your Faves on The Dirty Dozen List?

1 Comment 23 June 2011

Eating your fruits and veggies may not be as simple as you think, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group. Warning consumers against the “dirty dozen” -- fruits and vegetables most likely to be contaminated with pesticides -- it's an eye-opening study that highlights what really goes into the production of food, and what it means for your family's health.

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Mixing up your fitness regimen with cross training activities like spinning is helpful for breaking a plateau

Break through Your Workout Plateau

2 Comments 20 June 2011

The pounds have been steadily dropping for months and you've never felt better. But then suddenly, out of nowhere, you’re stuck: The number on the scale hasn’t budged, and you’re frustrated. What gives? You’ve kept the same fitness regimen, so the weight loss should continue to be the same too, right? Wrong.

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Food safety tips to prevent food poisoning and e. coli

Food Safety Tips for a Healthy Summer

3 Comments 15 June 2011

A healthy diet is all about knowing what you’re putting in your body -- from the nutritious foods you want to eat to the harmful bacteria you don’t. Especially in the warm summer months, it's important to remember that if you’re not careful, some of the healthiest foods could potentially be the most dangerous carriers of salmonella and E. coli.

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Working out during warm weather can be dangerous

Should You Work Out on a Hot Day?

No Comments 08 June 2011

While summer is a great time to kick your fitness goals into high gear, it's not always easy--or safe--to exercise in the heat. As the seasons change, your workouts should, too.

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No guilt summer desserts made with fruit and no sugar added

Skip the Guilt with These Sweet, No-Sugar-Added Summer Treats

5 Comments 06 June 2011

Forget the siren song of Mister Softee's truck. Ripe, juicy, and bursting with natural sweetness, summer fruit is at its peak and doesn't need any added frills or sugar to taste perfect.

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Summer salad recipes are great for no-cook dinners

Too Hot to Cook? Try These Simple Summer Salads

2 Comments 02 June 2011

Now that the USDA has unveiled a brand-new "food pyramid", MyPlate, recommending that half each of meal consist of vegetables and fruits, it's a good time to consider the salad as a main course (plus, you don't have to turn on the oven). Here, great recipes for a summer diet you’ll actually enjoy.

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Barbecue and grilling brings family and friends together for Memorial Day weekend

How to Have a Safe, Healthy Memorial Day

No Comments 27 May 2011

Memorial Day weekend kicks off summer fun, (hopefully) marked by backyard gatherings, sunshine, and outdoor grilling favorites that are guaranteed to tempt you into ruining your summer diet plans. But fear not: With these easy tricks and simple swaps, you’ll stay on track without missing out on the traditional fare of holiday festivities.

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