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Cholesterol Check

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We’ve all seen the commercials reminding us that our cholesterol levels aren’t just determined by what we eat. It turns out genetics play a large roll, and medication may be necessary to treat high cholesterol in the end. But that … Continue reading

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Too Much of a Good Thing?

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If you’re craving an afternoon snack and you’re more likely to choose an apple and a handful of almonds over a candy bar, you’re making great progress on your journey toward a more healthy lifestyle. But just because you’re making … Continue reading

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Build a Solid Foundation for Good Nutrition

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March is National Nutrition Month and the American Dietetic Association wants you to focus on “Nutrition from the ground up”. This theme suggests that when making healthy lifestyle changes, it’s important to start with a solid foundation. This means making … Continue reading

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Fish Oil and the Omega-3s

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Chances are, you’ve heard the buzz about fish oil somewhere. But what’s the big deal about? It turns out that the omega-3 fatty acids that make up fish oil are important for some of the body’s basic functions, particularly in … Continue reading

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Healthy Snacking

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A common misconception among those trying to lose weight is that snacks are no longer allowed. If this is what you believe, think again. Snacks are an important part of a healthy eating plan. Including one or two healthy snacks … Continue reading

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Perfect Pita Pizzas

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When you’re trying to live a healthier lifestyle, it often seems that television commercials for fast food and family requests for Chinese take-out multiply like mice. That Whopper looks delicious, even though you know you’ll regret it soon after it … Continue reading

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Ask Nicole, Your RD – Comparing Sugar Substitutes

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With the recent FDA approval of stevia what can you tell me about Truvia & how it compares to Splenda? ~ @AngEngland Stevia is an herb used widely in South and Central America as a natural sweetener that, until recently, … Continue reading

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Smart Strategies for Dining Out

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When you’re trying to lose weight, or are concerned about your diet, having dinner at a restaurant can seem like a major challenge—to your willpower and your waistline. But it doesn’t have to be. With a few small changes in … Continue reading

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Dairy and Diabetes

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A recent study suggests that a diet rich in low-fat dairy products may improve weight loss among overweight Type-2 diabetics. The study, published in the March 2007 issue of Diabetes Care, indicated that participants who had a higher level of … Continue reading

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8 Strategies for Handling Holiday Party Temptations

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Unhealthy foods and drinks are available everywhere this time of year and holiday parties are one of the biggest culprits. When the frequency of holiday parties presents temptations of special treats like eggnog, cakes, pies, and cookies over and over … Continue reading

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