Monday, July 28, 2008

Six Reasons to Do Dairy!

by Denise Austin

If you're not making dairy a part of your healthy lifestyle, you could be missing out on some big benefits, say experts from the American Dietetic Association. For example:

  1. Research suggests that dairy intake and weight-management are strongly connected. Just three servings a day may make losing weight and keeping it off much easier!
  2. A single 8-ounce serving provides 25 percent of your daily riboflavin needs. This important nutrient helps your body convert food into energy.
  3. Fat-free milk is one of the leanest protein sources around. It provides all of the good stuff, but without the fat!
  4. Dairy is rich in calcium, too! Bone up with an 8-ounce glass of milk — it'll provide 30 percent of your daily calcium requirement.
  5. Milk allows you to get vitamin D without the sun damage! A single serving provides 25 percent of your daily intake!
  6. Milk is a great post-workout drink! An 8-ounce glass of skim provides hydration, electrolytes, carbohydrates, and protein — and all for a bargain calorie count of 80. Yum!
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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Healing Super Snacks

byDavid Zinczenko, with Matt Goulding
If some doctors had their way today, Americans would be more medicated than industrial feedlot cattle. But what most people don’t realize is that the first line of defense against stress, fatigue, depression, and so many other maladies is found in supermarket aisles, not in the drug store.

Research shows that the vitamins, minerals, and active compounds specific to certain fruits, vegetables, and even chocolate and red wine have an immediate and lasting impact on your mood, your health, your fitness — even your sex life.

Whether you have a big presentation at work, or the need to burn a few hundred extra calories a day (and who doesn’t want to do that?), why not put food to work for you? Here are seven research-backed quick cures just waiting for you in the fresh produce bins and supermarket shelves.
David is the author of the New York Times bestsellers the Abs Diet and the Abs Diet for Women, and co-author of the new national bestseller Eat This, Not That!

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Thursday, January 31, 2008

A Better Family Diet

Denise Austin is a long time favorite of both Sue and Mikeby Denise Austin
How can you get your family to enjoy eating healthier foods? Don't change their diet all at once. That's the advice of experts at the American Dietetic Association — they say it's easier to stick to small changes than drastic overhauls.

Try to limit changes to one or two small things at a time: for example, switch from white bread to 100 percent whole wheat, and substitute sweet snacks with real fruit. Once these changes have become the norm in your household, add a few more. Write down your goals for your family's diet, and keep a log of what family members eat every day to track their progress.

And make sure you pour on the praise! Encourage all attempts at eating right, and try not to criticize when things don't go as planned. Learning to eat healthy isn't about perfection — it's about persistence. Remember — bad habits won't be broken in a day, but good habits are built one day at a time!

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