Tag: "Nutrition"

Extra Protein, Extra Large Muscles?
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Extra Protein, Extra Large Muscles?

Danny was a college freshman who was having a hard time getting girls to notice him. Since the bodybuilder types seemed to get all the attention, Danny decided that he was going to bulk up.  He knew that in order to do that, he was going to need to eat a lot more protein.  So, […]

Watermelon: A Taste of Summer!
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Watermelon: A Taste of Summer!

Summer is in full swing and the heat is on!  Despite the relentless heat, many families head to the park to picnic. When the meal is over, the last thing eaten is often a sweet, juicy slice of watermelon. That is because watermelon is such a great fruit for the occasion.  Each bite seems to […]

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BHTV #6 – Skipping Breakfast: Don’t Do It!

Most of us are taught that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  But it is estimated that about 1 out of 4 adults usually skips breakfast.  I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a lot of people to me! That is why I’m dedicating this show to convincing the 25% […]

Açaí Berry: A Good Fruit, But Ignore the Hype
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Açaí Berry: A Good Fruit, But Ignore the Hype

A few years ago, if someone had asked if you had heard of açaí, you probably would have said “Huh? What’s that?” But today açaí is mentioned everywhere.  We are bombarded with products with açaí in them everywhere we turn. It is found in juices, ice creams, smoothies, beauty products, dietary supplements, liquors and the […]

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BHTV #4 – Going Bananas!

I love bananas!  I know many of you feel the same way because bananas are the most popular fruit in the United States.  In fact, Americans consume, on average, about 25 pounds per person every year.  No wonder grocery stores make sure they are available all year round.  But not only are bananas tasty, they […]

Trim the Fat!
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Trim the Fat!

After listening to “Being Healthy for Busy People” podcasts for a few months, Stan realized that his daily fat intake was way too high.  He was a meat and potatoes kind of guy who enjoyed his steak, eggs, whole milk and greasy snack foods.  Even though he thought it might be a tough transition to […]

Millet: Not Just for the Birds!
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Millet: Not Just for the Birds!

Have you ever watched birds eating bird food out of a bird feeder?  The main ingredient in that feed is often millet.  Millet is a seed, but is categorized as a grain because of its grain-like consistency.  Birds can eat it day in and day out and be happy, healthy and full of energy!  But […]

BH4BP #48 - Do Carbohydrates Make You Fat?
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BH4BP #48 – Do Carbohydrates Make You Fat?

Photo by NatalieMaynor I have some exciting news to share with you today!  I am taking my passion for health and helping others to the next level.  In June I will be coming out with a weekly video podcast in addition to the weekly audio podcast. The video promo will be coming out this Sunday, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Get That Food Away From the Deep Fryer!
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Get That Food Away From the Deep Fryer!

Photo by jetalone via Flickr We all know that deep fried foods are bad for us, so why are they growing in popularity?  It seems that people all over the world are indulging in more and more greasy, deep fried foods.  Back in the day we had french fries, donuts, fried chicken, corn dogs and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Don't Judge a Bread by Its Color!
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Don’t Judge a Bread by Its Color!

Photo by Gabriel Pevide via Flickr Bread is a staple food that most of us eat in some form or another each day.  That could be toast for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch or a piece of bread to accompany our soup at dinner.  But when we try to lose weight, bread is one of […]

Dried Fruit: What to Watch For
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Dried Fruit: What to Watch For

Photo by babbagecabbage Sometimes the fresh fruit that we want to eat is unavailable where we live, out of season, or we worry that it will go bad before we eat it.  So, we opt for dried fruit instead because not only does it have a longer shelf life, but it’s always available. Plus, there […]

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