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    The New Dietary Guidelines: A Nutritional Hit or Miss?

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Fri, Feb 19, 2016 @ 07:11 AM

    Do you remember the Food Guide Pyramid? At least that’s what my generation grew up with. It was the iconic infographic that summed up what a day’s worth of eating should look like according the big guns on Capitol Hill.

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    Topics: healthy eating

    Eat Your Way to a Healthy Heart

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Thu, Feb 04, 2016 @ 03:15 PM

    This month we solute the heart. And all things heart-shaped on a particular day this month, if you’re into that sort of thing.

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    Topics: healthy eating, heart health

    Where’s the Beef? - Learning to Eat Without It

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Fri, Oct 09, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

    How many of you have dabbled in vegetarianism to some degree? Did you go all out and jump right into veganism, shunning all animal (or insect) derived foods? Maybe you excluded one type of animal protein from the diet or just vowed to go meatless at least once a week.

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    Topics: healthy eating

    Canned Food Eaters Beware

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Fri, Aug 21, 2015 @ 09:08 AM

    The advent of canned food was a lifesaver back in the day. But have we sullied its reputation for convenience by adding questionable chemicals?

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    Topics: toxins, healthy eating

    Taste the Rainbow: The Benefits of Colorful Eating

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Fri, Jul 24, 2015 @ 08:14 AM

    How many colors did you eat today? And artificial colors don’t count! In terms of real, minimally processed foods, what was the color palette of your food intake?

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    Topics: food as medicine, healthy eating

    The Omega Balancing Act

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Fri, Jul 10, 2015 @ 07:30 AM

    These days you can’t get away from all the hype about omega fatty acids, and for good reason, too. These essential fatty acids do great things in the body, like supporting brain function and cardiovascular health, when obtained in the right amounts. And therein lies the challenge – getting the right balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids for optimal health.

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    Topics: healthy eating, health concerns

    Feeding Young Minds at the Expense of Nutrition

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Fri, May 15, 2015 @ 07:28 AM

    A recent government study has found what most parents already suspect: U.S. school lunches are unhealthy and contributing to childhood obesity. Kids who eat school lunches are more likely to be obese by the time they get to the third grade.

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    Topics: healthy eating

    Fish and Seaweed Chips?

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Fri, Mar 27, 2015 @ 08:14 AM

    Are you in a veggie rut, eating the same handful of vegetables day after day? Try something new. Perhaps something grown in the ocean.

    Humans have been harvesting and eating sea vegetables for thousands of years throughout the world. Archaeological evidence suggests that Japanese cultures have been consuming sea vegetables for more than 10,000 years. In ancient China, sea vegetables were a noted delicacy, reserved particularly for honored guests and royalty. Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, and other Asian countries incorporate sea vegetables into their cuisines.

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    Topics: minerals, healthy eating

    How Can You Battle a Sweet Tooth, and Win?

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Fri, Feb 20, 2015 @ 07:33 AM

    We’ve all heard about the dangerous health effects caused by refined white sugar and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). But it’s so hard to convince our kids, who are, of course, invincible, that sugar is bad for them. They want those sweets, and they will have them one way or another. Wouldn’t you rather, if they’re going to indulge in sweets, that they enjoy naturally sweetened treats instead of spending their allowances on junk at the corner 7-11?

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    Topics: healthy eating

    Sprouting the Seeds of Health

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Fri, Nov 14, 2014 @ 08:55 AM

    What would you say if I told you there was a new vegetable that will grow in any climate, rivals meat in nutritional value, matures in three to five days, can be planted any time of the year, requires neither soil nor sunshine, rivals tomatoes in Vitamin C, is free of waste in preparation, and can be cooked quickly with little fuel? You might cast a skeptical look my way before I explained this vegetable isn’t new at all, just enjoying a re-discovery of sorts, especially in the Western hemisphere.

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    Topics: food as medicine, healthy eating

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