Go Healthy, Not Hungry for Thanksgiving Eating

Nutritional Health
The holiday season means you'll be faced with a seemingly endless buffet of food temptation. While some people simply give in and eat too much, others deny themselves any holiday treats. But there are ways to navigate between overindulgence and deprivation, according to Julie Redfern, manager of Nutrition Consult Services at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She offers the following advice (in a report by Health on the Net Foundation): Eat a light snack before you go to a holiday party. That will prevent you from arriving hungry and overeating or gobbling down foods high in calories and saturated fat. When you're invited to a party, offer to bring a healthy food dish. Research how you can use healthy ingredients in your favorite holiday recipes. For example, using 1…
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How Much Water Per Day Do You Really Need?

Nutritional Health
This is not an infrequent question for me to be asked. And, a very nice article by Mara Betsch at Health.com will give you the information you need to answer this question for yourself, your family, and your friends: You’ve heard it before: Drink eight glasses of water a day to keep your body trim, healthy, and happy. Though water is vital in a variety of bodily functions and processes, you may not have to drink as much as you think. Unlike other vital nutrients, water doesn’t have specific daily requirements. Just like everyone has different caloric needs, a person’s water intake is affected by age, weight, activity level, and environment. In a report from the Food and Nutrition Board at the Institute of Medicine, the group offers a ballpark…
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Horror Show = Movie Popcorn = 3 Burgers + 12 Pats of Butter

Nutritional Health
According to a report from Fox News, "The food at movie theaters is scarier than 'Nightmare on Elm Street,' a frightening new study reveals." The double-features of artery-clogging tubs of fatty-fried popcorn and sugary, super-sized drinks — not to mention high-calorie candy — is nothing short of a health hazard, according to a study from the Center for Science in the Public Interest called, "‘Two Thumbs Down’ for Movie Theater Popcorn." The CSPI sent food from three national theater chains to a lab and found they may have to soon start installing extra-wide seats. The worst offender, the study found, was Regal Cinemas, where a medium popcorn contains 1,200 calories oozing with coconut oil and saturated fat. The lab calorie counts were higher than claimed by Regal. The company said…
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