Healthy-Bites

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Fresh from the Grill

Fire up that grill! May is Nation Barbecue Month and what better way to kick off the warmer weather than getting outside and grilling up your favorite foods? Think outside the burger and hotdog box. According to the Hearth, Patio and Barbeque Association, the most common grilled foods are ...

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Five Foods for Heart Health

Heart health deserves attention because heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. - about one in every four deaths. Several medical and lifestyle choices may put people at a higher risk for heart disease, including: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, ...

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Milk by the Glass

Walk down a grocery aisle today and you will find a lot of competition for cow’s milk. Whether customers have a specific food allergy or just prefer the taste of one over another, customers are exploring their options. Let’s take a closer look at some of the competition. Soy: You’ll ...

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5 Habits You Need to Know to Improve Your Metabolism

Metabolism is a word we hear often. But do we actually know what it does and how to take care of our own? The human body is truly amazing. Our body can take the food we eat and the beverages we drink and give us energy. Our bodies then use that energy to perform necessary functions such as ...

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Make More, Waste Less

Do you ever look in your pantry or refrigerator and think: “Where did that come from?” Then you look at the product and notice there is no way you can use that in a meal at your house; there is mold or it’s past its best-use-by date. Proper meal planning, along with utilizing what’s in ...

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Introducing Performance Inspired Nutrition: Whey More Than You Think

Do you want protein from a company that puts its customers’ needs first? Then check out newcomer Performance Inspired Nutrition. Performance Inspired Nutrition was started when entrepreneur, actor and producer Mark Wahlberg and former 25-year EBP/CMO/GM at GNC, Tom Dowd, were inspired to ...

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Bracket Snacks

There is a good amount of madness in March! Chances are you are going to munch on food while watching those games. Did you know there are some foods that you could choose that would benefit your health? Below you will find some tasty yet healthy tips for game days. Typically, during ...

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National Nutrition Month – Put Your Best Fork Forward

The 2017 National Nutrition Month theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” You may have heard put your best foot forward, but what does put your best fork forward mean? One bite at a time, one forkful at a time, one snack/meal at a time, one step at a time. All these small changes add up to ...

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St. Patrick’s Day Shake

Shamrocks, leprechauns, pots of gold, seas of green clothing and various beverages of the same color: whether you are 100 percent or 0.1 percent Irish, many of us enjoy partaking in St. Patrick’s Day traditions and festivities. If you’re looking to keep the “new you” from the beginning ...

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The Power of Protein

When it comes to sports nutrition, there are several nutrients you need in your diet. One of those important nutrients is protein. One important function of protein is to build and repair all the tissues in our body, which our muscles need when it comes to sports and exercise. Protein is ...

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Avocados 101 – Picked, Peeled and Prepped to Perfection!

Avocados are becoming a must-have to pick up in the produce department because of their versatility and variety of powerful nutrients. Between their healthy monounsaturated fats that can improve heart health, the fiber that may lower cholesterol, and folate’s ability to improve brain health ...

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One Fish, Two Fish…Heart Healthy Hero’s

February is American Heart Month. Your heart health is dependent on your lifestyle habits. One of the most important behaviors is diet. One specific dietary habit in need of improvement in Americans’ eating patterns is increasing consumption of seafood. Current advice from our ...

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Help your Pulse with Pulses!

Pulses are the edible seeds of plants in the legume family. The most common pulses are dried beans, chickpeas, lentils and dried peas. Both economical and sustainable, pulses are a great way to add filling protein and fiber to your diet. Pulses’ unique fiber makeup has been linked to ...

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Five Foods for Heart Health

Along with Valentine’s Day, February also marks American Heart Month. Heart health deserves attention because heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. – about one in every four deaths. Several medical and lifestyle choices may put people at a higher ...

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Cauliflower’s Most Convenient Form

When people think of vegetables that are superfoods, seldom does cauliflower come to mind. However, it really is one of the greatest superfoods, not only in nutrition, but also in taste. It is part of the same family that broccoli and cabbage belong to and is considered a cruciferous vegetable. ...

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Power through Your Day with Protein

Most often a typical day looks like: a carb-heavy breakfast, a sandwich or salad at lunch, and an overly large serving of meat and protein for dinner. The majority of us tend to eat a lot of our protein during our evening meals instead of getting 25 to 30 grams of protein per meal per day. The ...

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5 Secrets to Becoming the Best Version of You in 2017!

You may have pictured it in your head numerous times – the best version of you. The best could mean the healthiest version, the happiest version, the smoke-free version or the less-stressed version of you. Whatever your best version means, the following 5 secrets can help you reach your ...

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SPIRALIZING GOODNESS

Spiralizing is a new way to eat healthy. It’s making “noodles” out of any and every vegetable, from zucchini to beets to carrots. It’s a simple process to transform produce into long, thin noodles or wide, curly pasta-like ribbons that would be challenging to duplicate by hand. How ...

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Stay on Track with Healthy Holiday Goals

The holiday season is here, which means family, friends, presents, traditions and - of course - food. Eating healthy can be a challenge when the aroma of Grandma’s cookies is in the air. The average American gains weight over the holidays, but this does not have to be the case for you with ...

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Entertain Your Way to Health

Perhaps you’ve been working on eating healthier and want healthy choices for that yearly holiday party. This 2016 holiday season, bring some dazzle to your holiday parties with healthier snack platters, tasting plates and side dishes. Your Hy-Vee dietitians are here to help with wellness tips ...