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By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

STRAWBERRIES The United States is the top strawberry producing country in the world, followed by Spain. The typical modern strawberry is a hybrid from both North and South America. Strawberries are are low in calories and high in Vitamins & Minerals. Serving Size: 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries (166 grams) Calories 50 Protein 1 gram […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Moderate drinking may help build bone density People who enjoy a glass or two of wine or beer every day could be helping to keep their bones strong, new research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests. However, drinking more — and choosing hard liquor instead of wine or beer — may actually […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Little Note from Ellen Ibuprofen has always been my friend. When I was younger, it helped me through my hangovers. And now, that I am older, it helps me through my aches and pains with the onset of osteoarthritis in my knees (Yes, but I’m even more active with it because if not, it will […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

One large stalk of cooked broccoli contains: 25 calories; 15 mg Sodium; 2 g Fiber; 3 g Protein; 50 mg Calcium; 220 mg Potassium; 90 mg Vitamin C; 2500 IU of Vitamin A; 1/2 mg Iron. Since many people eat more than 1 stalk at a time, broccoli is a mother lode of nutrition! One […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

I have been preaching whey protein for some time to my clients. I myself ingest 36 grams of whey protein after my workouts followed by a piece of fruit or a raw vegetable 15 minutes later so that I am ingesting the needed carbohydrates for recovery as well. Finally, more research to back it up! […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

I have been preaching whey protein for some time to my clients. I myself ingest 36 grams of whey protein after my workouts followed by a piece of fruit or a raw vegetable 15 minutes later for the Carbohydrates. Recovery from a cycling time trial is enhanced with carbohydrate-protein supplementation vs. isoenergetic carbohydrate supplementation. John […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Salt lurks in bagels, cereal, report finds Mon Dec 1, 2008 3:16pm WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Harmful amounts of sodium can be found in unsalty foods such as breakfast cereal and bagels, according to Consumer Reports magazine. The group’s analysis of 37 food products found a cup of Kelley’s Raisin Bran contains 350 milligrams of sodium, […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Pumpkin Nutrition The bright orange color of pumpkin is a dead giveaway that pumpkin is loaded with an important antioxidant, beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is one of the plant carotenoids converted to vitamin A in the body. Current research indicates that a diet rich in foods containing beta-carotene may reduce the risk of developing certain types of […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Happy Halloween! Nutritional Value of Pumpkin The bright orange color of pumpkin is a dead giveaway that pumpkin is loaded with an important antioxidant, beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is one of the plant carotenoids converted to vitamin A in the body. Current research indicates that a diet rich in foods containing beta-carotene may reduce the risk of […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Red cabbage is delicious, nutritious, and low in calories. Now don’t get your nose in a pickle. Just add some red wine vinaigrette and eat it raw like a salad or saute it for an easy flavorful side dish. Red Cabbage Plays a role in reducing the risk of breast cancer. Plays a role in […]