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Diet & Fitness

Diet and fitness are essential to healthy living. Learn about the pros and cons of all the latest diet trends and exercise programs. Get food swap advice and learn new exercise programs.

Frozen vs. fresh: which produce option is healthier?

Fresh organic produce is some of the healthiest food you can eat – if not the healthiest. But millions of people don’t have year-round access to it. Some have no access at all. Canned and frozen vegetables are sometimes the only options. And it’s no secret that canned foods are loaded with added sugar, sodium […]

Five Signs You Need to Eat More Vegetables

Vegetables laid out in a feast
Last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the results of a study that looked at the dietary habits of American adults. Shockingly (or perhaps not), the results showed that just one in 10 adults meet the federal recommendation for daily consumption of vegetables. The current guidelines state that adults should eat […]

Blog Post: Four Steps to Preventing Foodborne Illness

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly 48 million (one in six) Americans acquire a foodborne illness every year. If you’ve ever been one of them, you know it’s sheer misery…nausea, vomiting, cramping, diarrhea, and dehydration that can last up to 48 hours. Most people recover fine at home, but nearly […]

Fun Food for Dysphagia: How to cook for people with difficulty swallowing

dysphagia appropriate fruit caviar
Among some of today’s most challenging diseases are those that make it difficult or impossible to chew or swallow food. It’s a complicating condition called dysphagia that usually requires that all foods are consumed as liquids or purees. And…as you can imagine, taste and presentation are typically an after-thought at best. Thankfully, health-focused foodies are […]

Processed Salad is a Food Safety Danger

Summertime is salad time.  Nothing beats the summer heat like a bowl of cool, crunchy greens and other veggies—if they don’t make you sick. Unfortunately, one of the coolest, crunchiest greens recently did exactly that. Last March, a nasty strain of E. coli bacteria attacked people who ate contaminated romaine lettuce. The U.S. Centers for […]

Q&A: Picnic Safety

set up for a picnic on the beach in the evening
I love eating outdoors. What meal wouldn’t be better when paired with fresh air and rays of sunshine? But when you take your meals outside, you open the door to a few safety risks – some of which you may not consider a risk at all. Here are some common questions about safety considerations when […]

Ketogenic diet: Benefits and Costs. Is it for you?

For a diet that’s been around for 80-some years, it’s amazing how much controversy surrounds the ketogenic diet (keto). You’d think everyone would be on the same page by now.  But no, keto has avid supporters and avid critics. At the end of the day, that’s healthy.  The more people scrambling for the truth, the […]

Blog Post: Summer Safety

Today’s record temperatures can be dangerous to your health. But dive in with me and we’ll beat the heat.  We’ll deal today only with some serious summer threats—dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke. Being outside, in the heat without taking certain precautions can lead to serious trouble. But follow some simple rules, and there’s no need […]

Is your Body Mass Index sabotaging your fitness goals?

In 1970, a 23-year-old Austrian named Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger became the youngest ever Mr. Universe. The Guinness Book of World Records once called him “the most perfectly developed man in the history of the world.” Standing at 6’2” and weighing 235 pounds, he could bench press more than 500 pounds and barely had a ribbon […]

The most counter-intuitive way to fight arthritis pain

If you live with arthritis, the first few minutes of your day can be agonizing. The aches, pains and stiffness in your hips, legs and feet when you walk down the stairs. The throbbing pain in your wrists and fingers as you grasp your cup of coffee. The stiffness and aches in your neck and […]
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