Taste Test: Rachel’s Cottage Cheese Roasted Red Pepper

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Unlike many people, I eat cottage cheese because I really like it. Loaded with protein and low in fat, it makes a perfect mid-afternoon or nighttime snack (Bedtime Snacking on Cottage Cheese). Cottage cheese is also quite versatile: My favorite snack is a ½ cup of unsalted cottage cheese topped with jalapeño peppers and a tablespoon of salsa. So I was delighted when I spotted Rachel’s Wickedly Deliciousassortment of cottage cheeses on my grocer’s shelf. Although Rachel’s yogurt launched stateside […]

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Why You Should Eat Cinnamon and Cayenne Today

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We may not think of them as health foods, but many spices are actually considered super foods. Although earlier studies suggesting cinnamon could reduce blood sugar in people with diabetes have not lived up to the promise, this mild yet powerful spice has benefits that go beyond reducing blood sugar. Cinnamon’s phytochemical compounds, for example, help control cholesterol and triglycerides. Cinnamon also has high levels of inflammation-inhibiting antioxidants called polyphenols, which may protect against diseases related to oxidative damage, including […]

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Infants Need Exercise Too!

Infants Need Exercise Too

Not that type of exercise. But did you know physical activity is important to your babies’ maturation process? We’re not talking push-ups, but pat-a-cake and peek-a-boo. According to the American Dietetic Association, physical activity is important to infants’ normal maturation process. In fact, infants who are sedentary tend to roll over, crawl and walk later than babies who receive physical stimulation. So what can you do as a parent to help your baby stay active? According to the ADA, simple […]

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Peanut Products: The Good and the Bad

Peanut Products: The Good and the Bad

If you eat peanut products regularly, check the Food and Drug Administration’s list of recalled foods, because it seems to get longer every day. When the outbreak first started, Peanut Corporation of America said its tainted products were distributed only to institutions, not stores. But the company recently issued a statement listing several brands formerly sold directly to consumers now available at retail stores. The latest peanut-related recalls include: Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Cookies and Vegan Trail […]

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Why Not Have Quinoa for Breakfast?

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Although quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wa) is often referred to as a grain, it’s technically a fruit. It’s also a complete protein that is high in lysine, methionine and cystine. This is why it has been called nature’s perfect food. Quinoa is often used as a lighter alternative to starchy side dishes such as rice and pasta, but it also makes an excellent alternative to breakfast cereals and oatmeal, especially if you don’t eat grains, wheat and spelt, which can irritate the […]

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Mini Curl, Press & Push Up + Lunge Workout

This is one of those workouts that sounds and looks a lot easier than it is. But this Mini Curl, Press & Push Up + Lunge Workout is a challenging way to train your entire body when you have limited time and space. Stand holding a pair of dumbbells at your sides. Perform a dumbbell curl until the weights are at shoulder level. Rotate your palms so they are facing away from you and perform overhead shoulder press, then lower […]

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