Tag: "Diet"

Granola Bar: Healthy Treat or Sugary Sweet?
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Granola Bar: Healthy Treat or Sugary Sweet?

Photo by smoorenburg via flickr You just finished your workout and you are starving!  You check your watch.  Three hours left until dinner?  No way will you be able to make it that long without food.  A post workout snack to tide you over until dinner sounds like just the thing.  So, you reach into […]

Oatmeal: The Breakfast of Champions!
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Oatmeal: The Breakfast of Champions!

Photo by nate steiner via Flickr Most mornings, I have a bowl of oatmeal with blueberries mixed in. I’ll have fresh blueberries if they are in season, but otherwise, I go with frozen.  Pure heaven!  I know many people will think I’m crazy, but once you get used to eating oatmeal, you will agree.  There […]

Bagels: Healthy Breakfast or Just Hype?
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Bagels: Healthy Breakfast or Just Hype?

Photo by jeredb via Flickr You’re running late for work and have no time to make breakfast.  So, you make a quick stop at Dunkin’ Donuts and grab a bagel with cream cheese and a coffee on your way to work.  You’re trying to be more health conscious and you heard that bagels were a […]

Healthy Grilling: Avoid Those Carcinogens!
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Healthy Grilling: Avoid Those Carcinogens!

Photo by Mess of Pottage via Flickr Mark was unloading the bags of groceries he picked up for “Mark’s Mega Memorial Day Barbecue Extravaganza.” Well that’s what the guys called it anyway.  And with ten pounds of beef, ten pounds of chicken, five packages of hot dogs and some sausages, he felt like he’d definitely […]

Corn on the Cob: Are You Trying to Butter Me Up?
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Corn on the Cob: Are You Trying to Butter Me Up?

Photo by WayTru via Flickr The weather outside is getting warmer and people are heading outdoors for cookouts.  Soon the summertime parties will be going full swing and hot, juicy, sweet corn on the cob will be on the menu at many of those parties. In the United States, corn on the cob is synonymous […]

BH4BP #45 - Food Addiction? But It Tastes So Good!
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BH4BP #45 – Food Addiction? But It Tastes So Good!

Photo by Kanko* via Flickr Do you constantly think about food, find yourself eating when you aren’t hungry or when you are depressed?  Do you eat in secret or eat much healthier in the company of others than when you are alone?  Do you feel guilty right after eating?  Do you continue to go to […]

You're Full of It. I Mean You're Constipated!
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You’re Full of It. I Mean You’re Constipated!

Photo by sylvar via Flickr Your last bowel movement was two days ago.  Thinking something is wrong because you heard that healthy adults pass stools daily, you grab your car keys and head to the store to buy some laxatives.  But do you really need a laxative? Despite what you may have heard, a healthy […]

BH4BP #42 - Eating Healthy While Camping & On Road Trips
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BH4BP #42 – Eating Healthy While Camping & On Road Trips

Photo by ninahale via Flickr It is that time of year again, where many of us start planning our next vacation. Vacations are a welcome break from the stress and monotony of work.  They’re an opportunity to rest and recharge from the stresses of everyday life.  Plus, they don’t have to be expensive, if that’s […]

Pizza Doesn't Have to Be Junk Food!
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Pizza Doesn’t Have to Be Junk Food!

Photo by Theodore Scott via Flickr It’s pizza night! You finally have that perfect slice of pepperoni pizza you’ve been craving all week poised on your fingers ready for that first joyous bite. Mmmmm! Despite the jokes that it is the perfect food because it incorporates all the food groups, pizza is usually not considered […]

Coffee's Redeeming Quality: Antioxidants
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Coffee’s Redeeming Quality: Antioxidants

Photo by Refracted Moments via Flickr There is something about waking up to the delicious smell of freshly brewed coffee. The aroma and flavor awakens our senses and starts the day off right! The only problem is that coffee is bad for us, right? Well, hold on a second. Coffee, if consumed in excess, does […]

Don't Worry, Eat Your Fish!
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Don’t Worry, Eat Your Fish!

Photo by izik via Flickr When we think of a healthy diet, we automatically think of a diet composed mainly of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fish and a limited amount of unhealthy fats.  Often, the area that is neglected is fish.  That’s unfortunate because eating fish provides many nutritional benefits, especially for our hearts.  It […]

BH4BP #40 - Muscle Pain: Don't Fear It; Minimize It!
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BH4BP #40 – Muscle Pain: Don’t Fear It; Minimize It!

Photo by syntheticj via Flickr Sometimes, after a really hard workout, you feel so stiff and sore that it hurts to move.  Getting out of bed or getting dressed is so painful that you can’t help grunting as you pull on your clothes.  Or maybe you wake up with a cramp in your calf or […]

Gaia's Essence Product Review
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Gaia’s Essence Product Review

A couple months ago, I received an email from Farrah La Ronde-Hutchison the CEO at Gaia’s Essence. She asked if I was interested in reviewing some of her company’s products. I was delighted to be asked. But before I get to the review, let me give you some information about the company. Gaia’s Essence: Gaia’s […]

BH4BP #39 - Headaches: A Pain In the Neck...I Mean Head
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BH4BP #39 – Headaches: A Pain In the Neck…I Mean Head

Photo by Migraine Chick Almost everyone has experienced a headache at one time or another. Headaches are one of the most common human ailments, after all. For most people, headaches are an infrequent annoyance that occur only a few times a year and rarely get in the way of everyday life. But for others, headaches […]

What's Shaking? Less Salt!
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What’s Shaking? Less Salt!

Thinking about cutting back your salt intake?  Worried about your blood pressure?  Has your doctor suggested that you cut back your salt intake as a health precaution?  Even though you know it might be the right thing to do, you might be hesitant.  You might be afraid your food will be bland and tasteless with […]

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