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Boost Your Nutrition IQ

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Boost Your Nutrition IQ

Any time is a good time to set aside time to evaluate your eating habits. The easiest way to do this is by keeping a food diary. Simply write down everything you eat (and we mean everything) for at least a week. This will give you a good sense of what you're really consuming and help you to see patterns that you might not have noticed otherwise. Once you've completed your food diary, it's time to see how your eating habits stack up. Here are some general guidelines to help ensure that you're getting the nutrition you need. Load Up...

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4 Tips for Healthy Digestion

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4 Tips for Healthy Digestion

1. Make Healthy Substitutions Holiday meals tend to be heavy. So find opportunities to cook with healthier alternatives. Instead of calorie-laden stuffing, try a side dish of nutty, low-calorie quinoa. This grain-like superfood is an excellent source of magnesium, iron, calcium, essential amino acids, fiber and protein. And instead of slathering butter on toast, drizzle herbed olive oil on pita bread. Olive oil is high in monounsaturated fatty acids that promote heart health. 2) Practice Portion Control You've probably heard that a portion of protein is about the size of a deck of cards. If this seems small, a couple...

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"O" Yes! Why Omega-3s Are Your Heart's Best Friend

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"O" Yes! Why Omega-3s Are Your Heart's Best Friend

These days, there’s a lot of buzz about omega-3s for heart health and a whole lot more. But what are they? How much do you need? And where do you get them? Read on to learn more about these miraculous little molecules. What Exactly Are Omega-3s? Omega-3s are a form of fatty acids. Fatty acids found in oils and other fats can be monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, or saturated and are organic, containing both carbon and hydrogen molecules. Fatty acids can be burned as fuel but are also a very important part of cell membranes, organs and tissues. Omega-3 fatty acids support...

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Stress and Immune Health

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Stress and Immune Health

We’ve all heard that stress can make us sick. “I’m feeling stressed” is a common refrain – but what does that really mean? Read on to learn more about stress and how it affects our lives, our moods, and our immune health. And learn important coping techniques that can help you when life gets challenging. What is Stress? The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Office of Women’s Health) defines stress: “Stress is a feeling you get when faced with a challenge.” The American Institute of Stress states: “Stress is difficult for scientists to define because it is a...

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Know Your Heart Health Numbers

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Know Your Heart Health Numbers

If you want to know how healthy your heart is, do the math. No, we’re not talking about algebra — we’re talking about your heart health numbers. From your blood pressure to your waist size, there are several numbers that are important for your overall heart health. And when combined with other important information, like your age and your family history, they can tell your doctor a lot about your risk for heart disease. Here’s a list of the numbers that matter most and how they relate to your overall heart health. Cholesterol Ideally, your total cholesterol should be under...

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