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Choosing a Health App

The global market for applications (apps) and devices that track and monitor your lifestyle—from calorie, nutrient, and food intake to daily steps, sleep, water intake, and heart rate—is expected to reach more than 105 billion U.S. dollars by 2030. While the research on whether health apps can help us achieve long term results is still […]

Healthy Eating While Travelling

After several years of limiting our travel, many of us are getting back out on the road (or the rails, or the sky) this summer. If you’ve been working to make healthy dietary choices, rest assured it is possible to enjoy your vacation and still maintain those healthy habits! On the Road. Road trips can […]

Want to Change Behavior? Believe in Yourself!

You hear it all the time: shift your eating habits; move more; make this or that other healthy lifestyle change. By reading publications like this newsletter, you are learning what changes to make. But how do you get yourself to actually make—and sustain—those changes? “There are a number of evidence-supported behavior change theories,” says Sara […]

Red, White, and…Berries!

Berries are bursting with flavor—as well as vitamins, minerals, and bioactive compounds that can benefit health. Health Benefits. Berries are good sources of a variety of nutrients, including vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium, as well as microbiome-promoting natural fiber and other bioactive plant compounds like anthocyanins. Berries have been studied in connection with a number […]

Is a “Juice Cleanse” Right for You?

Juice cleanses involve consuming nothing but fruit and vegetable juices, often organic and raw, for two to 10 days. If you are considering trying one of these programs, be sure to be informed before you start. The Claims. Proponents say juice cleanses help detoxify your body and jumpstart weight loss, among other claims. Let’s take […]

Four Bean Salad

Steps: In a large mixing bowl, combine all the beans, onion, celery, and green or red pepper. In a smaller mixing bowl, whisk together mustard, vinegar, thyme, pepper, and garlic. Whisking continually, add the oil in a slow, thin stream. Whisk until well blended. Pour the dressing over the bean mixture and toss to coat […]

Easy Grilled Vegetables

Steps: Preheat grill to medium-high heat. In a large bowl, toss cut vegetables with olive oil, garlic, and salt and pepper (if using). Place vegetables directly onto...

Busting Weight Loss Myths

We know that carrying excess weight increases risk of type 2 diabetes, heart attack, stroke, certain cancers, back and joint pain, and more. Anyone who has tried knows that reaching or maintaining a healthy weight can be difficult.

Veggie Scrap Stock

Ingredients: Fresh or frozen veggie scraps: ends, peels, skins, and stems from washed vegetables (like carrots, celery, onions, tomatoes, and peppers); unused herbs (like parsley...