Food & Nutrition

Everyone can use some healthy eating tips these days—when we’re bombarded with low-fat this, and sugar-free that, it can be difficult to know exactly what to put on our plates. We’ll continue to post recipes, eating suggestions and other healthy food tips that we think will help clarify the oft-confusing world of dieting, food fads and research that tells us one day that coffee is good for us and the next day it’s not. From research studies about the latest superfoods to recommendations from our nutritionists, Project Wellness offers practical eating healthy tips for even the most confused consumer.

Coffee: Why You Should Pour Yourself a Cup of Joe

June 9, 2015
By
WarmTEa

Is waking up with freshly brewed java the way you kick start your day? Besides the burst of energy it provides, you can feel good about a whole host of benefits coffee gives us. Drink to lower your risk of Type 2 Diabetes. Coffee, especially fresh-brewed, is full of disease-preventing antioxidants, and it’s high...

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Secrets for Super Creamy, Nutrient-Packed Smoothies

May 20, 2015
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Pharmaca SUper Chia Seecsd

Stuck in a smoothie-making rut? Take your usual protein shake to the next level by adding nutrient-dense superstars like chia seeds, flaxseed or coconut oil. To up the nutrition level while keeping the smooth in your smoothie, be sure to follow the blending tips below. Chia Seeds With their mild, nutty flavor chia seeds...

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Tea Up for Health

May 9, 2015
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chamomile-tea

Green, black, white, oolong or pu-erh, whatever your taste preference, these traditional teas from the Camellia sinesis plant deliver a potent brew of health benefits. Scientists have shown that tea can help our heart, reduce cancer risks and protect us against sun damage thanks to powerful compounds found in the leaves. Each tea’s characteristics...

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More about Medium Chain Triglycerides: The Saturated Fat With Benefits!

April 20, 2015
By
CoconutOil

Contrary to popular thought, not all saturated fats can lead to heart disease and obesity. That’s because they’re not all created equal—Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs), for example, are saturated fats with many health benefits, including support for metabolism, energy and beauty. (Learn more about the beauty benefits of MCTs and coconut oil here.) What...

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10 Healthy Habits For a New Year, New You!

January 21, 2015
By
Woman Doing Yoga

It’s been almost four weeks since we’ve made resolutions for better health in 2015. But so often our lofty health aspirations set us up for failure; this year, let’s make the resolution to be easier on ourselves and more accepting of our limitations. Instead of a whole life-overhaul—strict juice cleanses, promising to work out...

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Top 5 Ways To Recover After Exercise

January 15, 2015
By
Woman stretching

Congratulations! You’ve joined a gym or started a new fitness program. But did you know that what you do after your workout—especially in the first two hours—is almost as important as the exercise itself? Try these techniques to help your body recover more quickly and maximize the impact of your exercise. Rehydrate: Water is...

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Superfood vs. Powerhouse Food: Why They’re Not the Same Thing

September 11, 2014
By
Watercress

We’ve been hearing about superfoods and superfruits for awhile—by now we know to stock up on kale and goji berries. Though these “super” labels are used often, many of them can be gimmicky catchphrases that don’t have real scientific basis. Until now. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently developed a scientific classification scheme...

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Coffee: Is it Really Good For Us?

August 22, 2014
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Young woman drinking tea at home

For coffee drinkers, nothing beats the aroma and taste of a freshly brewed cuppa. Considering so many of us start the day with a cup or two, here are a few things to know about whether to imbibe or abstain? It’s full of antioxidants and nutrients. Coffee is a pretty complex drink, as it’s...

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Get Your Electrolytes the Natural Way: Two Recipes

Get Your Electrolytes the Natural Way: Two Recipes

From our friends at WishGarden Herbs With summer at its peak and the sun at its zenith, it’s a great time to do a little thinking about electrolytes. These naturally occurring substances – minerals such as sodium, potassium and chloride – are present in all our body fluids; they are also called ions because...

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5 Healthy Reasons to Eat More Nuts

July 11, 2014
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5 Healthy Reasons to Eat More Nuts

Isn’t it great when one of our favorite snacks turns out to be good for us? Here’s why eating a handful of nuts every day isn’t such a bad idea. 1.     Nuts are heart healthy. Studies have shown that eating a small portion of nuts each day helps lower LDL cholesterol levels. Almonds and...

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