Monthly Archives: July 2014

Eating processed foods can lead to weight gain

A new study out of UCLA indicates that consistently eating processed foods causes weight gain, fatigue and inactivity. A short-term change in diet didn’t reverse these effects. Sure, it takes more effort to eat fresh, unprocessed foods, but the investment … Continue reading

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You are what you eat

We’ve never had more evidence about how the foods we eat impact our health—for better or worse. But knowing and doing are two very different things, and although we realize that eating something isn’t good for us, it’s quick, easy, … Continue reading

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You Need Some Fat

You need some fat in your diet; just get it from the right places. Swap out saturated fats (butter, cheese and high-fat meat) in favor of healthy fats like olive oil, canola oil and the kind found in nuts and … Continue reading

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Nix the Sugar

Nix the added sugar. So many reasons to stay away from added sugar, but it is everywhere–you need to make a concerted effort keep it out of your diet. Avoiding processed foods is a good start: read labels and ask … Continue reading

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Fruit-Naturally Sweet, Delicious, Whole and Unprocessed

Fruit is naturally sweet, delicious, whole and unprocessed. It is chock full of vitamins and fiber. Eat it fresh whenever possible. Frozen and canned fruit are other good options—just look for the kind with no added ingredients. Add fruit to … Continue reading

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