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By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

A Great Article written by one of my colleagues on Losing Weight…Ellen Nutrition Principle #5 to Losing Weight and Looking & Feeling your Best by Sherri McMillan Nutrition habit #5 – Control your Portion Sizes This is an important principle – you’ve got to pay attention to your portion sizes. We are victims of a […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Choose This Fatty Dressing for a Smaller Waist Can salad dressing help you keep the pounds off? New research suggests yes — but make your own with safflower oil and vinegar. In a study, a small amount of safflower oil every day had a tummy-trimming effect in a special population of women who were diabetic, […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Apricots are those beautifully orange colored fruits that are one of the first signs of summer. They are in season in the US form May through August. Their flavor can be described as almost musky, with a faint tartness that lies somewhere between a peach and a plum. One apricot has 16 calories and is […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Health Experts have long warned of the risk of obesity, but a new Japanese study warns that being very skinny is even more dangerous, and that slightly chubby people live longer. People who are a little overweight at age 40 live six to seven years longer than very thin people, whose average life expectancy was […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Asparagus is: Low in calories, only 20 per 5.3 oz. serving, less than 4 calories per spear. Contains no fat or cholesterol. Very low in sodium. A good source of potassium. A source of fiber (3 grams per 5.3 oz. serving). An excellent source of folacin. Asparagus and Crab Salad This salad makes a delicious […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Ellen’s Take on Whey Protein What effects has it had on me? I find that I eat less, consume less calories, my metabolic rate is faster, I recover faster from workouts, and am not craving animal proteins that have cholesterol and fat in them. Do doctors recommend it? Most physicians know little about nutrition or […]


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 […]