Eating Healthy

The Scoop on the Chia Seed Trend

One of the hottest health food trends right now is chia seeds. (And the answer is yes –they are the same seeds that have been used to grow grassy “hair” on those pets from the TV commercials back in the day.) A seed of plant primarily grown in South America, …

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Nutrition Tips

Antioxidants: What’s All The Hype About?

With so many food fads these days, it’s easy to get sucked into a trend without really knowing what it’s all about. But one trend that’s getting attention for good reason is the antioxidant craze. But before you load up on anything that says those words on the label, you …

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Nutrition Tips

How To Eat Well On A Budget

Many people believe eating healthy costs more money, but that’s not necessarily true. In fact, the opposite can be true if you know how to play it. Here are some helpful tips and tricks to becoming a grocery-shopping guru on a budget. Think seasonal. Buy fruits and vegetables that are …

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Childhood Nutrition

Does My Child Need a Vitamin Supplement?

Good nutrition is important throughout life, and setting a foundation for your child is key. March is National Nutrition Month, so it’s a good time to take stock of your child’s eating habits and decide whether he or she needs a daily multi-vitamin. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) estimates …

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Eating Healthy

The Real Reason You Should Eat Your Spinach

Sure, Popeye knew that eating spinach would help him grow big and strong. But it turns out we may have overshot spinach’s role in beefing up this beloved cartoon icon. In fact, while spinach is high in many nutrients and vitamins, the true level of iron it contains (Fe, for …

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Nutritious Recipes

Healthy Shamrock Smoothie

Each March, a certain popular fast-food restaurant chain rolls out its limited-time confection — the minty green Shamrock shake. It has developed a cult-like following, but as yummy as this shake may be, it packs in a lot of fat, calories and sugar in each serving. Julie Fromm, a registered …

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Eating Healthy

8 Food Staples You Should Always Have In Your Kitchen

You know the nightly drill – schedules get hectic, work gets out later than expected, your kids’ activities change, and suddenly the meal plan you had in place for dinner goes right out the window. It’s chaotic, but unavoidable. The best way to manage these changing conditions – other than …

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Fruits & Veggies

Easy Ways To Fit Fruits & Vegetables Into Your Diet

With so many of us living the on-the-go lifestyle, it’s easy to skimp on the most important part of our daily diets: fruits and vegetables! It’s easy to eat packaged foods at our desks or in our cars, so it feels convenient. But it’s easier to eat healthy than you …

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Healthy Needs

Heart Smart® Grocery Store Tour: Buying the Best Bread

Not sure if the bread you are buying for your family is truly healthy? Many of us may understand that whole wheat bread is healthier and more nutritious than white bread, and we might try to select that whole wheat loaf the next time we’re at the grocery store. However, …

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Healthy Meat

Heart Smart® Grocery Store Tour: What Cut of Meat to Buy

Many people believe you aren’t supposed to have meat when on a diet. Luckily, however, that is not the case! You can certainly eat meat when dieting, as long as you consider a couple of key things. Watch Henry Ford Heart Smart® dietitian Darlene Zimmerman show you exactly what you …

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