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The Way to An Olympic Gold Diet

We all know that food choices and nutrition – before, during and after exercise – can have a significant impact on an athlete’s performance – especially if those athletes are training for the Olympics! So, when it comes to aspiring gold-medal Olympic swimmers, what does their diet look like? While recommendations vary based on a […]

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Cary Hospital Starts Meatless Mondays

Starting Monday, January 14th, Points West Café will feature a meatless main entrée every Monday to encourage employees and visitors to try a meatless meal at least one day per week. Going meatless just one day a week improves your diet by reducing saturated fat and increasing plant-based foods. Why is this important?  Decreasing saturated […]

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5 Ways to Start Losing Weight Today

1.  Eat Breakfast You can burn more calories each day by eating breakfast and you will have less of a chance of overeating at night. Great Choices Peanut butter sandwich Homemade Egg McMuffin Banana sandwich Oatmeal w/blueberries Cereal & 1% milk 2.  Cut 100 Calories Out of Your Diet It adds up!  If you cut […]

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Eat a Rainbow

Have you heard the phrase, “Eat a Rainbow”?  Think about red, green, yellow, orange, blue, purple, and even white. These natural colors present in fruits and vegetables supply us with powerful antioxidants and nutrients that help build immunity and reduce risk of many chronic diseases. With summer approaching, it’s the perfect time to add color […]

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D.A.S.H Your Way to Better Health

Chances are you or someone you know has high blood pressure. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, usually has no symptoms and affects 1 in 3 American adults.  This occurs when your blood presses too hard against the walls of your blood vessels.  High blood pressure by itself rarely produces symptoms, but over time, […]

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Plate v/s Pyramid

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently introduced the plate-shaped icon, replacing the pyramid.  Which is better?  The answer is they are both great simplistic guides from the government to help you make healthy food choices.  But, it is important to note that a visual graphic is just a start. Consumers who are interested in eating […]

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