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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Fast Food is Not OK for Seniors

Avoiding fast food and focusing on your nutrition lowers your health risks and increases your energy! Your fast food encounter may go something like this: You decide to take a trip but you didn’t pack any food. You are excited about reaching your destination and don’t want to spend time eating a long meal so […]

Decreasing the Risk of Colon Cancer

For decades, it has been widely known amongst nutrition experts that colon cancer risk is attributed to certain dietary factors. First, high fat diets including those with large intake of red meat have been associated with increased risk of colonic cancers. Researchers have focused on dietary fiber as another important contributing factor in decreasing the […]

Vaccines for Hep A and Hep B Provide Nearly Lifelong Immunity

Did you know you can take action to prevent hepatitis? Millions of Americans have chronic viral hepatitis; most of them do not know they are infected. The CDC has dubbed May 19, 2012, the first ever Hepatitis Testing Day. Since May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, start by getting vaccinated. Chronic hepatitis B and C cause thousands […]

Good Carbohydrates for a Healthy Meal

Including complex carbohydrates in your daily meal plan is beneficial in helping you control your weight. Complex carbohydrates found in whole grains, fruits, vegetables and legumes are high in dietary fiber which may provide long lasting energy and take longer to break down by the digestive system allowing you to feel satisfied and full until […]

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