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Nutrition Shift from Pyramids to Plates

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Every five years, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nominate a committee of leading scientists in nutrition and medicine to evaluate and revise the Dietary Guidelines for the United States. These guidelines become the standards used by the Surgeon General and all government programs including school lunch, nursing homes, WIC (Women and Infant […]

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Healthy Muscles for Healthy Adults

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Muscle size and strength are usually associated with body builders and athletes, but the latest research is proving that healthy muscles are critical for adult health. Average life expectancy continues to increase, but along with the blessing of longer life comes the risk of age-related diseases. The risks for obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease, and cancers increase with advancing age. […]

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Breakfast to Energize Your Day

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The importance of breakfast is a principle of nutrition taught to children. If you want to perform well in school you need a good breakfast, and children who skip breakfast often have low energy, poor attention, and reduced performance. The problem was low blood sugar. Nutritionists thought the solution was eating carbohydrates. This led to breakfasts that were high carbohydrate […]

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Snacks & Obesity

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I often get asked what are the best snacks. The questioner is generally expecting me to give the obvious answer – to use low carb almonds and walnuts, cheese, peanut butter and protein bars. But the best answer is most people should avoid snacks altogether. We don’t need snacks for a healthy diet, and unless you’re doing manual labor or […]

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