Eating Healthy

8 Food Staples You Should Always Have In Your Kitchen

You know the nightly drill – schedules get hectic, work gets out later than expected, your kids’ activities change, and suddenly the meal plan you had in place for dinner goes right out the window. It’s chaotic, but unavoidable. The best way to manage these changing conditions – other than …

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Eating Healthy
portion size

Portion Distortion: Why It’s A Big(ger) Deal

History has brought us countless advancements in science, technology and social progress. But one thing we didn’t count on? How much more we’d be eating! Serving size has skyrocketed over the years, and for those counting calories (and even those who aren’t), that can spell trouble. But don’t worry, awareness …

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Fruits & Veggies

Easy Ways To Fit Fruits & Vegetables Into Your Diet

With so many of us living the on-the-go lifestyle, it’s easy to skimp on the most important part of our daily diets: fruits and vegetables! It’s easy to eat packaged foods at our desks or in our cars, so it feels convenient. But it’s easier to eat healthy than you …

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Healthy Needs

Heart Smart® Grocery Store Tour: Buying the Best Bread

Not sure if the bread you are buying for your family is truly healthy? Many of us may understand that whole wheat bread is healthier and more nutritious than white bread, and we might try to select that whole wheat loaf the next time we’re at the grocery store. However, …

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Healthy Meat

Heart Smart® Grocery Store Tour: What Cut of Meat to Buy

Many people believe you aren’t supposed to have meat when on a diet. Luckily, however, that is not the case! You can certainly eat meat when dieting, as long as you consider a couple of key things. Watch Henry Ford Heart Smart® dietitian Darlene Zimmerman show you exactly what you …

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Brain-Boosting

Easy Mealtime Brain-Boosters

Good nutrition is important to our brains at any age. But as we get older, we need to pay special attention to brain-boosting foods — such as blueberries, spinach and salmon — that may help ward off problems like dementia The brain can’t store a lot of energy — it …

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Cancer Prevention

What You Eat May Affect Your Risk of Cancer

The power to help prevent cancer may be on your dinner plate, says Henry Ford Health System family medicine doctor Eshel Turk, M.D. Making the right food choices actually can help reduce your risk for several cancers. Follow these healthy eating strategies to get the most from your diet. Increase …

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MyPlate

A Simple Solution to Healthier Meals

When it comes to healthy eating, it’s out with the old and in with the new, according to family medicine doctor Kimberly M. Winston-Matthews, M.D. MyPlate is a tool from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help you put together healthier meals for your family. It replaced the Food …

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