It’s okay to ‘go nuts’ a little each day

If you feel a little nutty some days, go ahead be that way – as in terms of adding them to your diet. In the past, nuts were often considered taboo – not any more. These nutritional standouts have risen to the top of the good-for-you food list ranking up there with fruits and vegetables…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Oct 14, 2015

Banish belly fat for good

Tired of persistent belly fat? By making eating and lifestyle changes, you can make a difference in going from belly fat to belly fit. Here are some ideas to help you get started: · Make fiber-rich foods your best friend · Ease up on alcohol · Resist salty foods · Slash sugary foods · Increase…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Oct 12, 2015

Artificial Sweeteners – sweet deal or not

Artificial sweeteners have been a part of the food supply for a long time. Ever since a Russian chemist discovered saccharin by accident in 1878, the quest for finding an alternative to table sugar has been nonstop. Sugar substitutes or artificial sweeteners are substances that can be used to sweeten foods and beverages in place…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Oct 9, 2015

Fall foods’ cornucopia of healthy colors

Autumn is in full swing and is beginning to show off her fall colors in the landscape around us – red, orange and yellow. This is the perfect time of year to look for these same colors in the produce section at the grocery story to reap bountiful health benefits. Foods with these bright colors…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Oct 7, 2015

Lessening the likelihood of breast cancer

For years, October has been designated Breast Cancer Awareness Month helping to educate on the prevention and treatment of this disease. We all know of someone having had the devastating diagnosis of breast cancer whether a family member, friend or acquaintance. Like all cancers, certain risk factors increase its likelihood. Some risk factors are not…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Oct 5, 2015

7 ways to fit eating healthy into your busy lifestyle

Do you ever feel too rushed or busy to be able to actually sit down to eat, let alone eat a healthy meal? Does it seem like there’s just not enough hours in the day to plan ahead or take the time to take care of your health through proper food choices? Is your schedule…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Oct 2, 2015

3 steps to successfully maintaining weight loss

The conundrum of maintaining long-term weight loss is well documented. People who have lost weight only to regain it back know all too well that losing weight is actually easier than maintaining the weight loss. That’s why people who have lost weight and have been successful in keeping the weight off, have been studied to…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Sep 30, 2015

Don’t like going to the doctor? Eat an apple

We all know the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” It appears there’s quite a bit of truth in that statement. Numerous research has shown many positive advantages to eating one of the most common and favorite fruit in the world. From its origination in the Tien Shan mountains of Kazakhstan millions…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Sep 28, 2015

Don’t neglect your oral health – your ability to eat depends on it

There have been tremendous advances in dentistry over the years helping us to keep or obtain a beautiful smile, but it still is very important to take care of what’s in our mouth – your teeth and gums. Oral health often gets overlooked in the scheme of taking care of ourselves. We may not brush…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Sep 23, 2015

12 foods that create a feeling of fullness – without weighing you down

When you’re trying to either lose weight or maintain it, one of the hardest things to deal with during the day is hunger pangs. We all get them, creeping up on us at the most inconvenient times – mid-morning, late afternoon, in the evening – we try to ignore them as best we can but…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Sep 21, 2015