How to Choose Best Healthy Oil for Cooking

Takeaways: Choose healthy oils. Oils are high in calories, so use sparingly. Cooking is oil is a popular way to prepare flavorful food. Hot oil cooks the food through as it seals in flavor. Oil is high is fat and calories, so it should be used sparingly for the heart healthy and weight conscious. Oils…

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5 Ways to Spice Up Meals with Vinegar

Takeaways: Use vinegar to add flavor without adding calories Fix wilted or discolored produce with a vinegar bath Tenderize tough cuts of meat with a vinegar marinade Adding vinegar to your repertoire of ingredients isn’t just an easy way to improve the flavor of your recipes; vinegar can also take the texture and presentation of…

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How to Increase Your Daily Fruit Intake

Ten ways you can increase your daily fruit intake through meals and snacks. It can be a challenge to eat healthy without having to worry about how much fruit one can squeeze into our daily diet. Fruit is important to the human diet because they contain vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that are vital to the…

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Top 5 Healthy Finger Foods

Snacking has become part of America’s dietary culture. According to the Nutrition and Well-Being A to Z website, “Sixty percent of Americans eat snack food regularly, consuming about 20 percent of their calories from snacks. ” Done correctly, snacking between meals can be beneficial to your health. Finger foods are arguably the easiest snacks to enjoy,…

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Regional Diets

Just as cultures have been learning new medical practices from one another for centuries, cultures today can do the same when it comes to dietary habits. By picking and choosing the best aspects and ideas from each and disregarding the undesirable ones, a person can create a very healthy diet for themselves. Common characteristics to…

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Heart Healthy Diet

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in many industrialized nations. It develops over several decades as the coronary arteries become narrowed by cholesterol-rich deposits called plaques. This buildup, called arteriosclerosis, creates clogged arteries and can eventually lead to a heart attack. Bypass surgery is often used to treat arteriosclerosis, but less…

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How Many Purple Veggies Can You Name?

Quick! Can you name 10 purple fruits and veggies? When we asked members on Facebook this question, the top scorers rattled off twice that many. They have diversity to spare in their diets and are taking years off their real age. Follow their lead the next time you hit the produce aisle or the farmer’s…

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