Category: Nutrition

The Battle Over Belly Fat

The Battle Over Belly Fat

Spring is around the corner and time is running out to blast that winter belly! In fact, many guys of a certain age worry about belly fat. And for lots of us, hitting the gym, starvation diets, and extreme workouts sometimes don't even do the trick. The key may be in a diet mostly of monounsaturated fats —a healthy ...

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Eat Healthier Snacks

Eat Healthier Snacks

Who doesn’t like a fulfilling snack once in a while? In fact, snacking can be an important part of your balanced diet. Healthy snacks like fruits, nuts, etc. keep our blood sugar stable, boost metabolism and reduces calories consumed overall. 5 Tips to Healthier Snacks Check the Fiber Count. A snack high in ...

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2 Turkey-Day Leftover Dishes

2 Turkey-Day Leftover Dishes

If Thanksgiving is the ultimate American family holiday, then nose-diving into Thanksgiving leftovers has to be one of America's ultimate holiday pastimes, right?  How many of us know folks who actually buy a bigger bird and make extra sides just to ensure there are extras to savor in the days after the big meal? ...

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The ‘5 Second’ Rule

The ‘5 Second’ Rule

Most people have invoked the "five-second rule" after dropping something tasty on the ground at least once or twice in their lives. Is that food really safe to eat? Probably not, a new study says. After putting the five-second rule to the test, researchers at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., found ...

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Becoming Vegetarian

Becoming Vegetarian

According to research, there is a growing body of scientific evidence that indicates wholesome vegetarian diets offer distinct advantages compared to diets containing meat and other foods of animal origin. The benefits arise from lower intakes of saturated fat, cholesterol and animal protein as well as higher ...

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Red Meat Harmful to Kidneys?

Red Meat Harmful to Kidneys?

Eating red meat may boost the risk for kidney failure, but swapping even one daily serving of red meat for another protein may reduce the risk, a large study from Singapore suggests. Red meat intake -- in this case, mostly pork -- was strongly associated with an increased risk of end-stage renal disease, the loss ...

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