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  • The 90/10 food rule

    The 90/10 food rule

    Daily Nutrition:
    To feed the growing body, teens needs to eat from all the food groups: Fruits, Vegetables, Grains, Protein and Dairy. Encourage your teen to consume 3-4 meals each day with plenty of fluids. Having a power snack once or twice a day that includes a protein source is also recommended. This way the teen is eating about every 3-4 hours. The 90:10 rule may be helpful, as it allows 10% of daily intake from “fun” foods, but the rest of the 90% from healthy choices. and ....

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  • Losing weight with Vegetables

    Losing weight with Vegetables

    The best vegetables for weight loss are broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, spinach, collard greens, leeks, beans and carrots, according to experts. All are low in calories, high in fiber and rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. and ....

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  • Carbs are good!

    Carbs are good!

    Carbohydrates The biggest problem with low-carb diets is they restrict your body's preferred energy source. If you want to cut back on calories from carbohydrates, focus on reducing your intake of soft drinks, candy and other foods with added sugars. To maximize your energy level and your long-term health, look to nutrient-rich carbohydrates. Enjoy the great taste of whole and fortified grains (6 to 7 servings per day, at least half of them fiber-rich whole grains). Also eat fruits (2 cups) and vegetables (2 ½ cups) every day. ....

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  • What about Red Grapes?

    What about Red Grapes?

    Red Grapes contain powerful antioxidants known as polyphenols, which may slow or prevent many types of cancer, including esophageal, lung, mouth, pharynx, endometrial, pancreatic, prostate and colon. 1. The resveratrol found in red wine famous for heart health is a type of polyphenol found in the skins of red grapes. 203-792-1544 203-917-6668 ....

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  • An Apple a Day...

    An Apple a Day...

    The long list of health benefits attributed to apples are due to the wealth of vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and organic compounds that are found in them. These important nutritional elements include vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, and riboflavin, as well as minerals like potassium, copper, manganese, and magnesium. Apples are also very good sources of dietary fiber, and a single serving provides 12% of the daily fiber requirement. The real value of apples lies in its organic compounds. It is packed with phytonutrients and flavonoids like quercetin, epicatechin, phloridzin, and various other polyphenolic compounds. and ....

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  • How much exercise do I need?

    How much exercise do I need?

    HOW MUCH EXERCISE DO I NEED? According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, everyone needs two types of physical activity each week: aerobics and muscle- strengthening activities. Adults need at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each week, in addition to muscle-strengthening activities. If activity is more vigorous in intensity, 75 minutes a week may be enough. For even greater health benefits, though, more activity is better: 300 minutes of moderate- intensity activity or 150 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity, or a mix of the two. ....

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  • Time for Spring Mix!

    Time for Spring Mix!

    All lettuce, spinach and other salad greens are low in calories. They only have about seven calories per cup. The calories in salads typically come not from the greens but rather from dressings. Because they are high in volume and low in calories, salad greens help you to satisfy your appetite by beginning the digestive process so you tend to consume fewer calories for the remainder of your meal. Greens also have no cholesterol and very little sodium so they are considered heart-healthy. and ....

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  • A little about melons

    A little about melons

    Melons such as cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon aren’t just bursting with energizing vitamins and minerals. With 90 percent of their weight coming from water, they fight fatigue by keeping you hydrated. That’s good news according to a 2012 Journal of Nutrition study, which found that even mild dehydration can sap your energy and mood. Pick up a cup of diced cantaloupe or watermelon on your way to work for a hydrating midmorning snack or prepare a melon-packed salad to pack for lunches. ....

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  • Go Bananas!

    Go Bananas!

    Compared with many foods, bananas are relatively low in calories, but they are rich in antioxidants and healthy carbohydrates, which break down into blood sugar for fuel. Bananas happen to be low in fiber and are easily digestible, which means their sugar enters your body quickly for a rapid energy boost. Because bananas tend to break down quickly by themselves, their energy benefits might dwindle faster if you don’t include them with a protein or healthy fat. Dip your banana in peanut butter for an extra boost of protein. ....

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