Nutritional Guidelines
Are You Missing These Needed Nutrients?

Are You Missing These Needed Nutrients?

Today’s fast-paced schedules and convenience food culture don’t leave much room for solid nutrition, so it’s no surprise that most Americans fall short in the nourishment department. In fact, more than half of all Americans aren’t consuming enough fruits, vegetables and whole grains to meet their nutritional needs. Macronutrients (carbohydrates, …

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Food Safety
How to Properly Pack a Cooler

How to Properly Pack a Cooler

It’s cooler-packing season and time to know whether your cooler is food-safety ready for the picnics, beach days, barbecues and camp-outs to come. Eating outdoors is one of summer’s most charming rituals, but with the traveling feasts come the annual, seasonal increase in food-borne illness. One in six Americans get …

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Healthy Eating

Gain Control of Your Cravings

Most of us occasionally get a craving for unhealthy food. But here’s the thing: Unless you’re pregnant or nursing, such cravings are usually emotionally linked. We most often want certain foods when we’re feeling anxious, stressed or lonely, not because we have a biological or physiological need for a particular …

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Understanding Dietary Guidelines

The Hidden Sources of Sodium in Our Diets

It’s no secret that Americans ingest too much sodium. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that Americans consumed about 3,400 mg of sodium daily in 2013 – far above the American Heart Association’s “ideal” intake of 1,500 mg daily. But it’s not all coming from the saltshaker. …

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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 Lifestyles

11 Ways to Hold a Healthy Fundraiser

It’s hard to say no to a fundraiser, and even more difficult when fundraisers involve chocolate, cookies, hot dogs and doughnuts. These aren’t wise choices — whether you’re watching what you eat to lose weight or are trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle — but they become almost irresistible when …

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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 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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Healthy Eating

10 Nutrition Myths, Busted

Just when you think you have a handle on the best way to nourish your body, a new study comes out that upends what you thought. Yesterday coffee was linked to hypertension; today it staves off heart disease. Is butter okay or the enemy these days? What’s worse, the Internet …

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