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: Is it Really Good For Us?

August 22, 2014
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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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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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Why Sugar and Glycation May Be Keeping You From Youthful Skin

July 5, 2014
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Why Sugar and Glycation May Be Keeping You From Youthful Skin

We’ve heard rumblings about the dangers of refined sugar for awhile now. It’s linked to increased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It’s addictive, has no nutritional value and might make us fat. Need one more reason to avoid the stuff? Glycation: The process by which sugar can cause wrinkles and...

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The Latest Diet Recommendations: Low Fat is Out

The Latest Diet Recommendations: Low Fat is Out

Eggs are in. Eggs are out. Healthy fats are in. Transfats are out. As research evolves about how diet affects our health—and different recommendations seem to come out every week—it can be hard to know what to believe anymore. “We’ve been told for decades that eating a low-fat diet is helpful for heart disease...

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Fiber’s Benefits for Overall Health (Video)

June 12, 2014
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Fiber is an important inclusion in our diets because of its ability to regulate digestion, lower cholesterol, maintain healthy blood sugar levels and more. Here, Dr. Brad Jacobs talks about good ways to get it through diet, how much to aim for each day and other ways it can be beneficial to your health.

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The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet (Video)

May 25, 2014
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No matter which diet you follow, including lots of vegetables at every meal is an important way to boost health and can help prevent stroke, cancer, diabetes and more. Here, Dr. Brad Jacobs talks about the overall benefits of eating 5-7 servings of vegetables each day, and supplementing with powdered greens if necessary.

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Why We’re Sweet on Honey

May 16, 2014
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Why We’re Sweet on Honey

Our love affair with honey started thousands of years ago. What time has taught us is that besides being one of the finest natural sweeteners, honey has amazing health benefits that can improve our skin, fight infections and reduce inflammation. Here’s the scoop on the sweet stuff. Honey’s health benefits Honey’s natural components make...

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Secret Ingredients in Everyday Food that Can Sabotage Your Diet

February 10, 2014
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Secret Ingredients in Everyday Food that Can Sabotage Your Diet

You may already know to stay away from excess salt, sugar and fat to stay healthy and manage your weight. But do you know all the places these taboo ingredients are hiding out? Avoid the obstacles to weight loss by educating yourself about hidden ingredients that can sabotage your weight loss success. Sugar While...

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Simple Superfoods That Boost Energy and Brain Power

November 18, 2013
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Exactly what are “superfoods” and why do we need them? The answer is quite simple–superfoods are natural, nutrient-rich, power-packed sources of vitamins, minerals and electrolytes that contain fewer calories than processed foods. These foods should be a part of everyone’s regular diet, as study after study shows that diets rich in superfoods can help...

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Chocolate: A Tasty Way to Get Your Antioxidants

October 18, 2013
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Chocolate: A Tasty Way to Get Your Antioxidants

Think of superfoods and names like kale and quinoa come to mind. The good news is that studies have shown chocolate has some pretty impressive health benefits, too (we’ve always secretly believed that anyway). Here’s what some top medical institutions have to say about chocolate’s healthy benefits. Flavonols: The secret ingredient Cacao seeds are...

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