Being Diabetic Doesn’t Mean Not Eating Sweets During The Holidays

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Diabetes shouldn’t prevent you from enjoying a small portion of your favorite holiday dessert. What does matter is exactly how many carbohydrates you consume at one meal or snack. A typical diabetic meal may allow for approximately 45 grams of carbohydrates (one sliver of pie may contain 15-20 grams of carbohydrates). Keeping this in mind, […]

How To Safely Thaw A Frozen Turkey

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Food safety is important and as the holidays approach, families should know how to properly thaw a turkey. Safely thawing a frozen turkey requires defrosting at cool temperatures. Place the turkey in a shallow pan (in its original wrapper) and place in the refrigerator. Leave it there until completely thawed. This will keep the thawing […]

How To Store Your Food Purchases From The Grocery Store

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If you aren’t going to eat bread soon, it is better to store it in the freezer and remove slices as you need them. Bread shouldn’t be stored in the refrigerator as it will stale faster, due to air circulation. Honey is a shelf stable food and stores well in the pantry for a very […]

The Hype on Kale

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Kale? Really, what’s all the hype about kale? Believe it or not, kale has been around for hundreds of years. Kale is a food that has been “rediscovered” and has many health benefits. It is high in vitamins A, C, and E; all of which are antioxidant vitamins, which help protect against heart disease and […]

Healthy and Cute Halloween Recipes

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Does eating healthy on Halloween scare you; maybe it should scare you just a little. One of three children is overweight and weight gain this time of year is astounding. Serve a healthy, satisfying dinner before your child goes trick-or-treating. Market Basket Foods can help make this easy for you. Simply pick up a rotisserie […]

Wasting Calories On Beverages

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Should you waste your calories on beverages? Most beverages offer no nutritional value, but DO add calories to your day. One typical 12 oz. can of soda contains approximately 150 calories. How many calories should you consume a day? Visit WebMD’s Estimated Calorie Requirement Calculator to learn just how many calories you need a day […]

Vitamin C Health Benefits

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What are the health benefits of increasing the intake of vitamin C? This water-soluble vitamin is found plentiful in fruits and vegetables. Vitamin C works to help create important enzymes for food digestion. Research studies indicate vitamin C may be important to protect cells from free radicals in our bodies, thus reducing the risks for […]

4 Healthy Food Shopping Tips

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Learning to eat healthy should begin with the grocery store. Having the right foods in your home can increase your intake of healthy foods and bring variety to your family. Start with a menu. Visit free healthy eating sites such as CookingLight.com to find delicious recipes suitable for your family. Take a list with you […]

Healthier Snack Options

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Snacks are often high in fat, sugar, and calories. How can you make snack choices lower in fat and calories and still taste delicious? Four cookies, a glass of milk, and a handful of potato chips equals approximately 500 calories. This can be more calories than the amount recommended for one full meal. So, take […]

The Nutritional Value of Nuts

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Are you nuts about nuts? If so, there are good reasons to love eating nuts. Nuts are known for their nutritional benefits and many nuts are full of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential to a healthy diet. Omega-3’s are a polyunsaturated fat, which means a “good” fat, and is thought to lower cholesterol and […]