| Jan 6, 2011
| 7:00 AM
Holly Hicks, a registered dietitian with Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center in Denbigh, offered these tips for a healthy diet in 2011.
1. Eat your beans. No, not green beans. Pinto, black, garbanzo and navy beans. They're "powerful foods," Hicks says,...
| Mar 2, 2011
March is National Nutrition Month, an annual celebration sponsored by the American Dietetic Association.
This year's theme, Eat Right With Color, seems especially relevant for kids. All too often, children eat a rather beige diet, dominated by chicken...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 1:39 PM
The list of reasons to eat veggies is a long one:
Vegetables play an important role in weight management.
They are naturally low in calories and cholesterol, are fat-free and packed with health-enhancing phytonutrients.
- Veggies help protect...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 1:05 AM
FARGO, N.D. - When I was young, sun tanning was a popular pastime among my peers during the warm summer months. My friends had a golden glow.
However, I couldn't stand the heat, and I thought lying in the sun was boring. I stayed in the cool shade and...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 5:21 AM
When spuds were all greasers, they deserved to get kicked out of school.
Deep-fat french fries and oily tater tots got the heave-ho from most cafeterias, as schools in Maryland and across the country tried to improve child nutrition.
| Oct 19, 2011
| 7:24 AM
The orange pumpkin. The jack-o-lantern pumpkin. Cucurbita pepo. Or, the Connecticut Field pumpkin.
That's right. The same fruits (that's right, pumpkins are fruit) found in so many of Connecticut's fields (from Easton to Guilford to Glastonbury) are...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 7:49 AM
We’re always talking about foods that are good for our waistline, our hearts, and even our skin, but how about foods that are good for our eyes, as well? In today’s Get the Skinny: the top foods that might help to protect our vision, and how...
| Oct 31, 2011
You wouldn't last very long without oxygen. But just as rust slowly eats away at a nail, oxygen can age your body. As your cells use this vital element, they produce free radicals — unstable molecules that can damage your tissues and add wear and...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 6:10 AM
Homemade mashed potatoes are a holiday favorite, but it’s no secret that they can be loaded with saturated fat, carbs, and more calories than a generous slice of pecan pie!
Cauliflower Mashed ‘Potatoes”
| Oct 6, 2011
Antioxidant-rich products promise an easy way to stave off disease. Simply swallow two softgels daily or knock back a glass of goji-pomegranate juice and the "supercritical" compounds will neutralize those nasty free radicals that threaten your health....
| Oct 6, 2011
| 8:37 AM
Dr. Joseph Keenan
Heart Healthy Calories
Recent research linking bean intake to lower risk of type 2 diabetes, many types of cardiovascular disease, and several types of cancer. Black Bean burgers are a good source of protein and fiber. Your...