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Tips to avoid late-night snacking

Posted by on Oct 21, 2020 in eat smart, fruits and vegetables, nutrition basics, weight loss | 0 comments

Tips to avoid late-night snacking

An important weight management tip is to eat when you we feel true, physiological hunger. Eating when not truly hungry can lead to excess calories and weight gain. Excessive snacking before bedtime and/or late at night, in particular, can become a bad habit. It can be a ‘go to’ behavior to distract us when we are experiencing uncomfortable or unpleasant feelings, such as frustration, anger, fear and boredom. Even excess stress and exhaustion can play a role in night-time eating. Here are some tips to limit mindless eating at night: Eat well...

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Gluten-Free Nut and Seed Flour Alternatives

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in gluten-free | 0 comments

On a gluten-free diet? Or just want to try some alternative flours for baking, thickening soups and stews or other applications? Then you’ve come to the right place. There are many gluten-free flour alternatives, some of which are also whole grain. In this piece, we’ll review gluten-free nut- and seed-based meals/flours such as almond meal/flour, peanut flour and flaxseed meal/flour. Gluten-free nut-based meals/flours: Almond meal (almond flour) is made from blanched almonds is low in carbohydrates and high in protein. Completely...

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Gluten-Free Diet Q&A

Posted by on May 30, 2013 in gluten-free | 0 comments

Gluten-Free Diet Q&A

What is a gluten-free diet and who is it best for? Registered dietitians (RDs) and medical doctors recommend those with diagnosed celiac disease adhere to a gluten-free diet. Individuals with celiac disease suffer from a variety of symptoms, gastrointestinal and otherwise, whenever they consume gluten, a protein found in grains such as wheat, rye, barley and (possibly) oat. It is an immune system response. Even if a physician is able to rule out celiac disease, you can still suffer from a ‘gluten sensitivity.’ This is hard to...

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Lentils Nutrition Benefits

Posted by on Feb 8, 2013 in vegetarian | 0 comments

Lentils Nutrition Benefits

Light and small are two words appropriate for  describing the appearance of lentils, but looks can be deceiving. These lens-shaped legumes are one of the true ‘heavyweights’ when in comes to nutrition powerhouses. Lentils are especially appropriate to add to your diet during the Lenten season, when some individuals restrict meat consumption. Within the legume family, lentils are one of the highest in protein content. They are excellent/good sources of the following nutrients, vitamins and minerals: iron, calcium, magnesium,...

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Mediterranean Diet reduces Diabetes Risk

Posted by on Nov 18, 2012 in mediterranean | 0 comments

Mediterranean Diet reduces Diabetes Risk

What is the Mediterranean diet? Well, it is one typically rich in pasta, bread, fruit, and vegetables, (high in fiber and low in trans fats) with moderate amounts of poultry and fish, using liberal amounts of virgin olive oil and a moderate amount of alcohol (specifically red wine). The Mediterranean diet is reputed to be among the healthiest in the world. Multiple research studies have shown that Mediterraneans suffer less heart disease than people from northern Europe. Nutrition experts believe that the typical Mediterranean diet reduces...

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Snacks part 2: Best low calorie snacks

Posted by on May 9, 2012 in eat smart, vegetarian | 0 comments

Snacks part 2: Best low calorie snacks

Now that we have taken a look at the best low calorie dairy snacks, it’s time to move on to part 2: Best low calorie crunchy snacks. Let’s review the basic criteria for a ‘healthy’ snack? Keep the following in mind when choosing your snacks: Offer between 100 and 200 calories Are fat-controlled (unless it’s heart-healthy unsaturated fat), providing 0 g trans fats and 3 g saturated fat or less per serving Are relatively low in sodium; strive to limit the sodium in your low-calorie snacks to 400 mg or less Are...

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