Category: Nutrition

Want Something to Eat?
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Want Something to Eat?

Photo by oskay via Flickr If someone asks if you’re hungry and you have to think about it before answering, you’re probably not truly hungry. You’re not asking your stomach if it needs more food. You’re thinking about whether it can fit any more food. This happens to us all too often in our modern […]

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BH4BP #16 – Diet Myths and Podcast Award Finalist

First off, I want to start the show off by making a big announcement. Being Healthy for Busy People is a Podcast Award Finalist under the health category. Voting begins today and continues until November 6th. You will be able to vote daily. So, please head on over to podcastawards.com to vote for this podcast. […]

Popcorn, Get Your Popcorn Here!
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Popcorn, Get Your Popcorn Here!

Photo by Zanastardust via Flickr Fall weather is here and the nights are getting colder. It’s a perfect time to curl up on the couch, watch a movie from Netflix or Blockbuster and munch on some popcorn. The good news is that, if you are trying to be healthy, popcorn can be a fairly healthy […]

How Much Exercise to Work Off That Pie?
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How Much Exercise to Work Off That Pie?

Photo by yoppy via Flickr A lot of people have been asking me how many calories they are burning doing certain exercises. Others have been asking me how many calories certain foods have. Well, I’ve listened and searched and found two exercise calculators that will answer some of your questions. First off, remember that when […]

Halloween: Trick or Treat Temptation
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Halloween: Trick or Treat Temptation

Photo by terren in Virginia via Flickr It’s that time of the year again. The holidays are starting, Halloween is just around the corner and our healthy diets are at risk of being sabotaged. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. We can emerge unscathed from this holiday season with a little thought and […]

Pumpkin Seeds: A Healthy Halloween Treat
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Pumpkin Seeds: A Healthy Halloween Treat

Photo by dmodzelewski via Flickr The cool, crisp air outside is a sign that fall has arrived and summer has gone. The trees all know it, their leaves already turning from green to the vibrant red, yellow and brown that we all love to see every year. That means that Halloween is just around the […]

Protect Your Breasts:  What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer
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Protect Your Breasts: What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer

Image by AstraZeneca As research for a cure continues, the means of detecting and treating breast cancer continues to improve.  Outside of making donations or possibly becoming a doctor or scientist, that part is largely out of your control. What is under your control is understanding this disease, how you can minimize your risks and […]

BH4BP #13 - A Look Into the World of Tea
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BH4BP #13 – A Look Into the World of Tea

This show sponsored by: New Mexico Tea Company This show is dedicated to the wonderful world of tea. After water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage around the world. In this show, I discuss in great depth the four main “true” teas: White tea, Green tea, Oolong tea and Black tea. They are called […]

Sprouts: An Easy Way to Grow Your Health
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Sprouts: An Easy Way to Grow Your Health

Photo by Moria via Flickr Do you love to toss sprouts in your salad, stir-fry them with vegetables, add them to soup or use them in sandwiches? Well, you are not alone.  Many people enjoy the pleasant taste of sprouts in their dishes. Some of the sprouts most commonly eaten are alfalfa, red clover, mung […]

Health Apps for the iPhone
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Health Apps for the iPhone

The long awaited Apple app store is here and it has a lot of wonderful things to offer. Since our iPhones are attached to our hips, why not put them to work to improve our health? The app store offers a wide range of free and low cost health apps. Having an iPhone and being […]

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BH4BP #12 – Can the South Beach Diet Work for You?

The South Beach Diet is a very popular diet developed by Dr. Arthur Agatston, a Miami cardiologist. In this show I discuss whether this diet actually works. Like all fad diets, this diet is not perfect and it may not be for everyone. I will go over what the diet entails and the pros and […]

Hold the Mayo!
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Hold the Mayo!

Photo by Thomas Edwards via Flickr A house without mayonnaise is rare. Mayonnaise is one of the most used condiments in the world.  In the United States, you’ll find it on sandwiches, in potato, tuna or macaroni salads.  In the Netherlands, you will see people dipping their french fries in mayonnaise. In France and the […]

Eat Healthy at the Salad Bar
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Eat Healthy at the Salad Bar

Photo by Phil Campbell via Flickr You sit down at work when you realize that oops,you forgot to bring your lunch.  You’re trying to eat healthy, so when lunch rolls around you head over to the nearest salad buffet rather than eat fast food.  But did you know, that if you don’t choose wisely, you […]

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BH4BP #11 – Chocolate and Eating On a Budget

This week, I start the show discussing chocolate and why it is so irresistible. Then, I go over the different varieties of chocolate and their makeups. I tell you which chocolate is best to consume and why.  Some references that I used were Mayo Clinic and Wikipedia.

Why Aren't You Eating More Beans?
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Why Aren’t You Eating More Beans?

People constantly ask me what they should eat to help them reduce their cholesterol. So, naturally I start listing food items that I know help lower cholesterol, such as, oatmeal, oat bran, walnuts, almonds, fish, olive oil and beans. When I get to beans most people say, “Stop there Talli, beans make me gassy and  […]

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