We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Olives are full of heart-healthy omega-3 fats but few of us think of snacking on olives because they usually come fresh or packaged in a jar. I Love Snacking Oloves have … Read More

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After being diagnosed with diabetes, many wonder if they can still enjoy a glass of wine, a beer or an occasional cocktail. The simple answer is, yes. As with many issues related to diabetes management there is good news and bad news. The good news is that light to moderate use of alcohol lowers the … Read More

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Most kids love macaroni and cheese and parents are always on the lookout for a healthy version. Pirate’s Booty, which had been creating snack foods since 1987, has launched a macaroni and cheese line. The mixes are easy to prepare by simply cooking the pasta, adding milk and butter to the sauce mix, and stirring … Read More

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That is the threshold question and the current marketing hype to push protein-fortified foods has muddied the correct message. The Institutes of Medicine’s Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) recommends 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of weight (1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds). That translates into 68 grams of protein a day for a 150-pound person. Most … Read More

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We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Kids love to find a snack in their lunchbox, but parents are always concerned with providing healthy choices. Pretzel Crisps and Veggie Snacks have both put a twist on traditional snacks … Read More

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You may have heard the 8 X 8 rule – drink 8 servings of 8 ounces of water each day. It sounds good, but there is no foundation for this recommendation and no scientific evidence to support it. It can go down as another urban myth. There is no question you do need water every … Read More

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We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Drazil Kids Tea is the first fruit juice plus herbal tea beverage marketed toward kids. It is caffeine-free, with no added sugar, providing 45% juice in each 6.75-ounce juice box. Drazil … Read More

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Calorie-containing clear drinks – soda, fruit drinks, energy drinks, sports drinks, coffee and tea – all have a very low satisfaction value. The more you are offered the more you drink. Up to 35% of our daily calories come from these drink, with soda being the single largest source of calories in the U.S. diet. … Read More

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We enjoy trying new kitchen gadgets. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Health professionals are urging consumers to drink less sugary drinks but Americans love them and find them are hard to give up. Though we would always encourage water, 100% fruit juice, … Read More

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Saturated fats – eat less of this type of fats and keep portions small:  … Read More

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