Nutrition Advice

Food As Medicine

With all of the disease-fighting nutrients, healthy fats and powerful vitamins and minerals in what we eat, it’s no wonder Hippocrates proclaimed that food is medicine. The ancient Greek medical mastermind was ahead of his time when he advised people to prevent and treat diseases by eating a nutrient-dense diet. …

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Eat Your Veggies
asparagus with ginger

Sautéed Asparagus with Ginger Recipe & Video

Did you know that Michigan is home to the self-proclaimed “Asparagus Capital” of the nation? Every year, towns in Oceana County on the west coast of the lower peninsula pull out the stops to celebrate their bounty of this perennial vegetable (one of the few that come back each year) …

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Nutrition Advice

Cooking for One? 7 Healthy Tips

Cooking for one person requires just as much preparation and planning as cooking for 10. The same rules apply: Fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables and round out your meals with whole grains and lean protein. The key, of course, is making sure you have ingredients on hand …

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Healthy Meal Ideas

Fish Tacos with Avocado-Cilantro Sauce Recipe & Video

Mexican food doesn’t have to be off-limits if you are trying to eat healthy. The key is focusing on bold flavors and fresh ingredients, not the excessive amounts of cheese or fried foods that can dominate the menu at many Mexican restaurants. When you are looking for something fresh and …

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Nutrition Advice

Looking for a Natural Detox? Nurture Your Liver

Think of your liver like your body’s natural filtration and detox system: It eliminates the gunk mucking up your bloodstream and absorbs the good stuff. Unfortunately, today’s high-stress, convenience-driven world contains a lot more of the gunk than the good stuff. Highly processed food, environmental toxins, and yes, too much …

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Healthy Celebrations

Avocado Deviled Eggs Recipe & Video

If you find yourself with an abundance of hard-boiled eggs this Easter or Passover season, consider modifying the typical deviled eggs recipe to make it a little healthier, like these Avocado Deviled Eggs. Swapping the usual mayonnaise and mustard for an avocado means more monounsaturated fats which are associated with …

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Healthy Eating

Food Trends for 2017

It might seem like nutrition advice is always changing. One year headlines say eggs are bad for you; the next year they’re a good source of high-quality protein. The same pattern applies to everything from meat to wheat. In reality, though, solid nutrition advice rarely changes and everything is permissible …

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Healthy Family Meals
winter squash mac and cheese

20-Minute Squash Mac and Cheese Recipe & Video

It’s like a dinnertime holy grail: Finding a recipe that is quick, affordable and full of healthy nutrients, and that the whole family will happily devour. Made with vitamin-packed winter squash and fiber-rich whole wheat pasta, this mac and cheese recipe provides added nutrition that you won’t find in the …

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Healthy Eating
What doctors and health professionals eat for breakfast

What’s for Breakfast? 7 Health Professionals Share

Breakfast is one of the best ways to jumpstart your day and fuel your body. The difference between eating breakfast or not can be drastic – and it can either set you up for a day of success or a drowsy, sluggish one. But many of us don’t have a …

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Food Safety

Food Safety During a Power Outage

Southeast Michigan residents without electricity need to be careful about their food storage, after being hit with the worst power outage in the region in years. The most important action you can take is to keep the doors of your refrigerator and freezer closed as much as possible, according to …

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