Benefits of Nuts and Seeds

guest October 16th, 2014, 3:04 PM
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nuts-and-seedsThis guest blog is by Lisa R. Young, PhD, RD, CDN. Dr. Young is a nutritionist in private practice, an adjunct professor at New York University, and a blogger for the Huffington Post.

While you may have been told to avoid nuts and seeds due to their high fat and caloric content, these tasty gems contain heart-healthy unsaturated fats, and are truly terrific to include in your diet. They contain protein, fiber, and plant stanols, which may help lower cholesterol, and antioxidants including vitamin E.

Research has found that including a serving…

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10 Ways to Make Your Favorite Meal a Healthy Meal

guest February 27th, 2013, 11:10 AM
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This guest blog was written by Theresa Brereton, Visiting Nurse Service of New York Regional Nutritional Manager.

Looking for easy ways to make your favorite meals a little healthier? Try these 10 simple tips—you won’t have to give up the things you love when you learn a few heart-healthy cooking skills.

Roast
Try it for meats and vegetables. Use a rack so meat/poultry does not sit in its own drippings. Baste with fat-free, unsweetened liquids like wine, or salt-free or low-sodium tomato juice or lemon juice.

Bake
Add a little extra liquid to meats and vegetables,…

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Roasting Vegetables

marthaschueneman October 3rd, 2012, 10:45 AM
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Roasted bell peppers, cherry tomatoes and mushrooms.

Roasted bell peppers, cherry tomatoes and mushrooms.

You know you “should” eat more vegetables. Maybe you don’t make them because you (or your spouse or kids) don’t like them or because they’re just so boring and you have to add so much butter or sauce to make them taste good that what’s the point—whatever your reason, you may not eat anywhere near the recommended number or servings.

The question, then, is: How do you cook your vegetables? Are you still steaming them? I’d like to propose you try a different technique. Toss…

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