Health

Top 12 Foods Providing All Day Energy

Choose these foods more often to feel less tired and more energetic all day long   When drained of get-up-and-go, it’s tempting to down an energy drink or grab a candy bar. These choices often do provide a quick, short burst of energy you need. But beware – sugary drinks, candy, and pastries put too…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Dec 6, 2021

Eating your way to better bladder health

  Bladder health is rarely discussed but all of us are affected by it Bladder health should be a top priority ranking alongside heart, brain, and bone health. And one way to promote bladder health is by making smart food choices. From urinary incontinence to overactive bladder, what you eat and drink directly impacts your…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Nov 19, 2021

Could You Be Calcium Deficient And Not Know It?

What you need to know about identifying and treating a calcium deficiency   Calcium is the most abundant mineral found in the human body of which 99% is stored in the bones and teeth, necessary for strong bone structure.  The roles of calcium are critical for body functioning but many adults, adolescents, and even children…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Sep 24, 2021

Sensible Weight Loss Tips That Actually Work

    Build long-term habits with practical lifestyle changes for weight loss success   It’s challenging to eat a healthy diet when living in a drive-thru, ultra-processed food world. Food temptations seem to be everywhere. And forget gimmicky, fad diets when trying to reach a healthier body weight. Just like buying a pair of shoes,…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Aug 27, 2021

Chewy-licious Oatmeal Brownies

Chocolately, chewy and oh so good, this healthified brownie recipe will be a go-to again and again Yes, you will score lots of ‘brownie’ points when you make this pleasing and appealing recipe for your family or friends.  Not only does it meet a ‘healthier’ version of more traditional brownie recipes for being low fat,…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Aug 22, 2021

Letting Go Of The ‘All Or Nothing’ Approach to Nutrition

Why an ‘all or nothing’ mindset about nutrition may sabotage your health goals  We all have that friend who’s always making comments about their food intake such as, “I really shouldn’t be eating this,” or “I’ve been so good on my diet lately,” or maybe they might say, “I’ll get back on track Monday after…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Jul 9, 2021

How To Build A Delicious, Nutritious, And Filling Smoothie

  When done right, smoothies can make nutritious sense, packing satisfying ingredients and yummy flavors You may think building a healthy smoothie is easy. Grab a blender and throw together a bunch of fruit, added sweeteners, and milk or juice and call it good. But think again. When done right, smoothies can indeed be very…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Jun 9, 2021

Refreshing and Healthier Beverage Options Besides Soda

If soda has been your go-to drink for quenching thirst each day, it’s time to rethink your drink. Drinking sugary soda is simply a bad idea for supporting good health. Multiple studies have found time and again, that consuming soda, including artificially sweetened or “diet” soda, can be harmful to your health. This finding was…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Apr 25, 2021

5 Snacks with misleading health halos

    Starting with rice cakes, for one…   Americans love their snacks and the snack industry knows this.  If you look at the global snacks market in 2018, it was valued at USD of 439.9 billion and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 6.2% from now to 2025. The…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Feb 14, 2021

Bite by Bite, Benefits of Healthy Eating Add Up Over Time

  Make every bite count…towards your health. I can’t begin to count how many times I’ve used this mantra in articles over the years. While very few (if any) of us have perfected this statement, the foods and beverages you consume profoundly impact your health over time. Science has proven this time and again that…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Jan 1, 2021