Trying to avoid holiday weight gain?

The average American gains 1-2 pounds during the holiday season. But this seemingly inevitable weight gain is avoidable with some simple approaches to holiday eating. Planning ahead for nutritional holiday eating will help you maintain a healthy weight. Remember, even one positive diet change can help contribute to your overall health and well-being.   Here are […]

Healthy Holiday Party Recipes

Many people tend to put on a few pounds between Thanksgiving and New Years, but you don’t have to be one of them. Try one of these delicious party favorite recipes. Caprese Salad on a Stick Ingredients (per “stick”) ¾ oz fresh mozzarella cheese (approximately 3 round cheese balls) 3 basil leaves 3 cherry tomatoe […]

Brown Rice Stuffing Recipe

Use as stuffing for poultry or pork roast, or bake tightly covered in a separate baking dish at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Makes 6 servings Ingredients 1/2 cup slivered almonds (or walnuts) 2-3 Tbsp. butter or margarine 1 medium tart red apple, cored and diced (or prunes) 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped […]

It’s not diabetes yet: What you need to know to prevent diabetes

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) estimates nearly 26 million people in the United States have diabetes, of which 19 million have been diagnosed. That means 7 million Americans are unaware they have diabetes. Additionally, 79 million Americans have prediabetes, a condition where the blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough […]

Demystifying Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious disease and it’s important to know if you are at risk In the U.S., 29 million people have diabetes – up from 26 million in 2010 – according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Prevention efforts are crucial in the combat against this condition and its associated risks. […]

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