Archive for the 'Nutrition' Category

Stand Up and Eat

Posted on January 22, 2009 - Filed Under Exercise, Nutrition, healthy lifestyle | 2 Comments

I found a really cool web site from the Cooper Institute called Stand Up (more) & Eat (better).  Here’s their purpose:
“The Stand Up (more) & Eat (better) web site is an educational and participatory site to help people balance the calories they eat with the calories they burn each day. We are promoting ’calorie literacy’.”
They’ve got a blog and […]

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Eating Out the Right Way

Posted on January 20, 2009 - Filed Under Nutrition | 3 Comments

“Every day, one out of four Americans eats a fast-food meal. Eating just one fast-food meal can pack enough calories and fat for an entire day.”
–Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD.
The above quote is from a post I read this morning called Foods to Avoid at Popular Chain Restaurants.  The article shares good facts about fast food, […]

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How To Make Awesome Guacamole

Posted on January 13, 2009 - Filed Under Nutrition, Vegetables | 4 Comments

The wife and I made some awesome guacamole yesterday (pictured above) and I wanted to share the recipe with everyone.  Guacamole is a great snack and can provide some great nutrients.
Here’s what you will need:
2-3 Ripe Avocados
1 Red Onion
1 Tomato
1 Lime
Cilantro
Salt & Pepper
Here’s how we do it:
1. Scoop out the good stuff from the avocados and […]

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Bench the Soda

Posted on December 15, 2008 - Filed Under Nutrition | 7 Comments

This afternoon I found an article at Prevention about the truth behind popular health rumors.  One of the rumors was that cola soft-drinks can damage kidneys.  Here’s what was said about that:
“Despite their global popularity, there’s nothing remotely healthy about cola beverages: Drinking 16 ounces or more daily (whether diet or regular) doubles your risk of […]

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Vitamin Supplements are Not a Substitute for a Healthy Diet

Posted on December 10, 2008 - Filed Under Fruit, Nutrition, Vegetables, healthy lifestyle | 12 Comments

This morning I caught a clip on the news about a study that found vitamin supplements might not be as great as they’re hyped up to be.
The doctor presenting the findings suggested that the vitamin supplements may only have benefits if you are severely malnourished. 
I remember reading about vitamin supplements in Dr. Walter Willett’s book […]

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A TiVo Dinner?

Posted on December 2, 2008 - Filed Under Nutrition, healthy lifestyle | 10 Comments

So the other day I was about to watch a soccer game I had recorded on my Tivo and I saw an “Order Pizza Now” button.  I was curious so I clicked it.  Here’s what I saw:

I kinda chuckled because I found it funny that we can now order pizza without even leaving the couch.  […]

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A Fiber Reminder

Posted on December 1, 2008 - Filed Under Nutrition | 4 Comments

I’ve written about fiber before and most of us already know that fiber is good for us.  Consider this a friendly reminder that we need that stuff!
Here’s why fiber is good for us:
– prevents constipation
– lowers risk of IBS, diverticular disease, and hemorrhoids
– slows body’s absorption of sugars
– lowers risk of type 2 diabetes
– aids […]

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Highlights of School Nutrition Report

Posted on November 18, 2008 - Filed Under Nutrition | 6 Comments

I was cruising around the CDC’s website and found a report showing how schools are decreasing the availability of junk food to students. 
Here are some highlights from The School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS) 2006, done by the CDC and published in the October 2007 issue of the Journal of School Health:

– Schools selling […]

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The Incredible Edible Egg

Posted on November 10, 2008 - Filed Under Nutrition | 2 Comments

I saw this commercial on TV for eggs and thought it was pretty good.  I like triathlons and I like eggs, so this was perfect (go here if you can’t see the video):

Read more about my thoughts on eggs in The Power of Eggs.

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Good Food

Posted on November 6, 2008 - Filed Under Nutrition, Vegetables, healthy lifestyle | 4 Comments

Wanted to share my dinner last night.  I made grilled lemon chicken, sweet potatoes, and whole wheat pasta with pesto sauce and broccoli.  It was good.  Well worth the short time spent making it.  Wife loved it too.

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