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healthy-choices-250 for Sept 15 PostEverywhere you turn there are books, magazines, TV shows, and articles about food and dieting. These sources of information are covered with do’s and don’ts about what to eat and not to eat, what’s healthy, what’s not, what’s good, and what’s bad – all with conflicting information. First it was low-fat, then it was low calories, then it was low carb, no-carb, low sugar, no sugar, unprocessed, and whole foods. It’s nearly impossible to navigate the health world without feeling confused, frustrated and afraid of what to eat.

This list says you can, another says you can’t. It’s no wonder … Read the rest

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Fixing a meal that satisfies everyone in the family can be a challenge. This is especially true when you have one or more picky eaters in the house. But, it can be done. You can spend less time in the kitchen and still prepare a meal that everyone will like. Each of the meal ideas below has one thing in common – it presents a selection of ingredients and then let’s each person choose the ones they want. Each one takes the “burden” of deciding out of the cook’s hands and puts it into each family member’s hands.

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obesity-is-a-complex-issue200A recent report published in the New England Journal of Medicine says that “dogma and fallacies are detracting from real solution to the nation’s weight problems.”

Among other beliefs that people have about obesity and weight loss, this study claims that skipping breakfast will not lead to weight gain, and that school gym classes don’t make a big difference in kids’ weight. The study claims these are myths.

But, there is a “catch.” Independent researchers say that the authors of this study have deep financial ties to food, beverage and weight-loss product markers, and that “taints” their results. In fact, … Read the rest

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cornfield200Chefs, restaurant owners, packaged-food companies and health advocates everywhere are purging high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) from their food. According to the Wall Street Journal, one San Diego restaurant spent several months and more than $15,000 making sure all of their sodas, cocktails, ice cream and sauces were HFCS-free. They are replacing it with sugar. But is HFCS really less healthy than the alternatives?

It turns out that much of the hoopla surrounding HFCS may be based more hype than fact. For chefs, restaurateurs and packaged-food companies, removing HFCS is part of a larger effort to create foods that … Read the rest

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Healthy Meals in a Snap

When people think about salad, they often think of lettuce with maybe a sliced tomato  Salad_as_mealtossed in. But salads can be so much more. In fact, they can be an entire meal by itself, and they don’t have to include lettuce at all.

Salads make sense any time, but especially now with the weather heating up. Now is a good time to think about fixing meals that are cool and refreshing, as well as healthy. So, just what can go into a healthy salad?

Step 1: Decide on the base. Iceberg lettuce may be the … Read the rest

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