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Archive for June 2019

Lean Plate Club® Pasta Family Dinner

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Flavorful, higher-fat ingredients can be part of a healthful, balanced meal when they’re used in small amounts. Serve this Pancetta Pasta with garlicky roasted asparagus (recipe included) and a crunchy garden salad of shredded carrots and cherry tomatoes, dressed with splashes of balsamic vinegar and olive oil. INGREDIENTS FOR THE ASPARAGUS 1 pound thin asparagus…

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5 Easy Ways to Eat Better After 50

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As the adage goes, you are what you eat. So to age well, you need to eat well. Here are five easy ways for you—and the seniors you love—to eat better after age 50. Consume the right number of calories for your age and activity level. How do you know how much you need? The…

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Arsenic and Apple Juice? No Way!

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Is there really arsenic in apple juice? That’s a question that a lot of moms (and dads) may ask, since the Food and Drug Administration announced recently that it was proposing new “action limits” for arsenic in apple juice. (Pause. Take a deep breath here, until racing heart beat slows.) The short answer: Yes. Absolutely,…

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A Miracle Drug

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What if there was a drug that could help you lose weight, lower blood pressure, help your heart, keep your bones strong, lower the odds of a stroke and help to prevent cancer? And what if I told you that this drug is inexpensive, easy to swallow and has no side-effects. Would you take it?…

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Five Steps to a Healthier You

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Obese people who engaged in high intensity exercise and followed a Mediterranean diet were able to lose weight and cut their risk of heart disease. That’s the conclusion of a series of studies released by Canadian researchers that offer all of us five ways to be healthier. The Value of High-Intensity Interval Training In the…

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Binge Eating Rivals Bulimia in Producing Health Problems

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If you’ve ever found yourself eating uncontrollably, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that a World Health Organization study has found that the health effects of binge eating rival bulimia. Conducted in 2013 in 12 countries by an international group of scientists, the findings of 20,635 people underscore the life-long impairment that afflicts those…

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Getting Paid to Work Out

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Sometimes motivation is needed. So if you’re having trouble finding time to fit in physical activity, perhaps sweetening the pot with some financial incentives might help. I talked with WTOP’s Bruce Alan and Deb Feinstein about how to stay on your fitness track despite the weather –we taped this when it was cold outside– or…

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