Monday, November 28, 2011

Chicken Salad with Wild Rice....

 This chicken salad is easy to prepare and it tastes great by itself or in sandwiches. Follow the instructions for the recipe and you'll have yourself a great, light meal in no time. Enjoy! Watch Video

Saturday, November 26, 2011

10 foods that lower cholesterol—and some that raise it...

It's easy to eat your way to an alarmingly high cholesterol level. At the same time, changing what you eat can lower your cholesterol and improve the kinds of fats floating through your bloodstream.

Improving your cholesterol through diet requires a two-pronged strategy:

  1. Add foods that lower LDL, the "bad" cholesterol.
  2. Cut back on foods that boost LDL.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

How Can I Have a Healthier Thanksgiving?

With Thanksgiving Day right around the corner, you may have begun considering what you’re going to contribute to the feast. As we all know, the day is famous for its indulgences and, for many, an annual ritual to overeat and then lounge lazily for the rest of the day watching football games, napping, and spending time with family and friends. Read more

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Anorexic Conscience

The aphorism "You are want you eat," runs deep in our food-conscious culture. Studies have suggested Western peoples have the belief that a person's food intake affects not only her physical being, but her character (Nemeroff & Rozin, 1989). We praise, even glorify thin individuals for their self-discipline, while we chastise overweight individuals, and are more likely to view obese people as undisciplined, greedy, and lacking self-respect... Read more

Friday, November 18, 2011

Spinach Pie with Homemade Filo Pastry (Spanakopita)...

Spinach Pie, or Spanakopita, comes in many forms in Greece. This recipe is for individual round, 'coiled' pies - see the photo. It also tells you how to make the Filo pastry yourself, without having to buy it frozen from the shop. Reade more

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

No More Laughing at Fat Kids.....

It's a paradox that a problem like childhood obesity should crop up in a country like America where we are flooded with information about nutrition. At any age, obesity is generally considered a lifestyle disorder. Only a small percentage of patients suffer from hormonal issues, for example. For everyone else, weight gain is related to choices that we can make and unmake. Read more

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Are eggs unhealthy for my diet?

A nation-wide salmonella outbreak contaminating up to a half billion eggs put the controversial food once again at the forefront of public consideration.  It used to be that eggs were well known for their potential health harms given their high cholesterol content (there’s 213mg of cholesterol in one egg yolk – that’s 70 percent of the total daily amount of 300mg recommended by the 2005 Dietary Guidelines). Read more

Beat Those Sugar Cravings First Thing In The Morning

Have you ever thought of this as a possible ignition to your sugar cravings? Or have you just been on auto pilot and go with the same old habit of eating that donut or white toast for breakfast? Read more