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  Article courtesy of Donna Hargrove, D.O., Nutrition Editor   Want to lose weight? Eating more beans can help you achieve that goal. Beans are very nutritious, loaded with fiber, low in fat, cholesterol and calories, inexpensive, have a very long shelf life and are very filling, thus satisfying. There are so many varieties that […]

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To Carb or not to Carb?

Article courtesy of Donna Hargrove, D.O., FACOG – Nutritional Editor Poor carbohydrates; so misunderstood. Blamed for all the diet evils of the world including obesity and all it’s related health problems. So many people tell me they have cut carbohydrates out of their diet and then report that they are eating more salads and fresh […]

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Article courtesy of Diana Palmer, BS, CPT Fat is a subject most of us are familiar with in one way or another.  The battle of the bulge seems to be at its all time high and “growing”.  The current topic is not going to address dietary fat.  Instead I will delve into body fat.

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Principles of the Mediterranean Diet

Following the principles of the Mediterranean Diet has shown to prevent or reduce the risks of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity. The Mediterranean diet incorporates the basics of healthy eating — plus a splash of flavorful olive oil and perhaps a glass of red wine — among other components characterizing the traditional cooking style […]

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The simple explanation is that we eat too much junk food and spend too much time in front of screens — be they television, phone or computer — to burn off all those empty calories. The real problem is a landscape littered with inexpensive fast-food meals; saturation advertising for fatty, sugary products; inner cities that […]

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Article courtesy of Donna Hargrove, D.O., Nutrition Editor What’s Good About Fat? Fat supplies essential fatty acids (EFAs).  They are essential because your body is incapable of producing EFAs, known as linolenic acid and alpha-linolenic acid, so it must be derived from food.  In addition, fat carries vitamins A, D, E, and K, known as […]

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