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Potassium is an essential mineral used to aid the communication between your nerves and muscles, and move other nutrients into cells. Often, people think of bananas when they are asked for a good source of potassium, but this fruit only provides ...
Enjoy the Movie & Your Snacks Without The Guilt Movie and snacks are two things that go hand in hand since time immemorial. As soon as you enter the movie theater, your mind is already racing on which snacks to get, especially when you get a ...
Beat Your Afternoon Slump with These Tasty Treats It’s three in the afternoon and the struggle to stay awake is real. When your body is just begging you to go for a nap and coffee just won’t do, fight your afternoon slump with some of our ...
Three Low-Sugar Desserts with Spring Fruits The flowers are blooming, trees and plants are becoming lush, and the temperature is beginning to rise. Spring is really here—and so are the best tasting fruits and vegetables. If you are looking for ...
When autumn comes, it usually knocks with a pumpkin in tow. Pumpkin has been the unofficial flavor of the season for the longest time. From drinks to easy desserts and complex meals, pumpkin’s in a class of its own. Aside from its great taste, ...
We all know that we should drink more water – something of which both moms and doctors like to us. However, in a sea of fancy juices and sodas, switching to plain water can be anticlimactic. At Whittier Hospital Medical Center, we don’t ...
Nothing says summer quite like a good barbeque. As the weather warms up, grills across the nation are firing up, bringing families and friends together. When you are trying to watch what you eat and manage your weight, a BBQ can seem like a dangerous ...
5 Ways to Get More Fiber Why is fiber important in your diet? The United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that adults get at least 20 to 30 grams of fiber in their daily diet. However, most adults in the United States get less ...
Part of what makes Thanksgiving such a special event is the traditional food dishes that we normally don’t get to enjoy throughout the year. This is perhaps for the best—Thanksgiving dishes are not known for holding back on the butter, ...
Hiking is a powerful fitness activity. It benefits the body and mind, reducing stress, anxiety, blood pressure, and heart disease one (literal) step at a time. Unlike many other fitness activities, hiking takes place in unfamiliar and sometimes ...
While home-cooked meals require slightly more effort than dining out, the benefits to eating in far outweigh the drawbacks. For one, home-cooked meals tend to be healthier naturally. Another advantage is they are far less expensive per bite than any ...
Why eat seasonal fruits and vegetables when you can buy the same frozen or canned foods all year long? What many people don’t know about these packaged goods is that they pack a lot less punch in the vitamin and nutrient department than their ...