Category Archives: good food

The Dirty Dozen

Healthy eating can include a lot of components, from picking the right foods to cooking them in the most nutritious way. Leaving one holiday and quickly moving toward another, staying healthy and maintaining good eating habits are concerns of many.  To understand how to eat better, you first need to know what you are eating. […]

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“I Don’t Have Time for That!” …But you SHOULD

Currently, with everyone being busy, planning in advance can help all of us become more successful at staying on track with our health.  A few hours on the weekend can make a major difference in the ability to eat healthy during the week.  To make it easy for us to eat healthy meals at home, […]

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WINTER WELLNESS

Here in Tennessee, as in many other parts of the world, Winter is a time of lower temperatures, seemingly less sunlight, erratic rain, sleet, ice, slurries and snow.  These conditions often bring about health problems related to decreased or suppressed immune systems.  The following are a few tips to help boost your immune system and […]

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NUTRITION FACTS LABELS

As mentioned last week, what we need to focus on is a true change towards healthy eating for a lifetime, versus quick weight loss schemes that may harm us more than help us.  When thinking of changing your lifestyle toward a healthy, sustainable diet, one thing we all should learn to do is properly read […]

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The Wrap on the Fads

Over the past four weeks, we have discovered that a fad diet is a diet that makes promises of weight loss or other health advantages such as fat loss and a longer life, but in many cases offer an unbalanced nutrition profile.  Fad diets are often restricted to certain foods and may work for a short while, […]

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Healthy Eating

Healthy eating is simple, according to Marion Nestle, who expresses the mainstream view of healthy eating: “The basic principles of good diets are so simple that I can summarize them in just ten words: eat less, move more, eat lots of fruits and vegetables. For additional clarification, a five-word modifier helps: go easy on junk foods.  Follow these […]

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The Problem Is…

The weight often comes back. Most fad diets promote a “quick fix” and don’t teach healthy eating plans. They tend to be restrictive, boring, and difficult to follow over the long term. Once the weight is lost, a dieter often returns to old eating patterns and habits, causing him or her to regain the weight […]

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Fad Diets

For the next four weeks we will delve into the world of fad diets, what they really are and what they really do for you.  We’ll discuss a few of these diets from a nutritional aspect.  As our readers have suggested, two types we’ll discuss are low carbohydrate/high protein diets and the soup diet.  But […]

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Stuffed Bell Peppers

Most stuffed peppers are made because there’s leftover rice around, but not this one!  Steamed cauliflower is used in place of rice, just to add yet another veggie. You can adjust this recipe in lots of different places: the herbs, the meat to use, the vegetables, etc. Ingredients 6 bell peppers 1 small can (14.5 […]

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