Blog: Healthy Living

What can I do to increase good cholesterol?

Raising your good cholesterol (high-density lipoproteins or HDL) is a really good way to help lower risk of a heart attack. HDL cholesterol actually carries excess cholesterol back to your liver, preventing it from clogging our arteries. Optimal HDL numbers would be 60 mg/dL or higher.…

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Is just a diet of fruits and vegetables sufficient?

You have heard me say it time and time again. Fruits and vegetables should be one of the most important parts of our overall diet. They contain a myriad of vitamins and minerals which are important to our overall health. However, they generally do not contain enough of important nutrients…

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What are some good post-game snack ideas for kids?

Spring and summer can be a very busy time for parents and kids and often times healthy/balanced meals and snacks are hard to come by! First I would recommend making sure the kids are hydrated. Bring lots of water and I have started seeing parents bring large jugs of water infused with…

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Food and the Flu: Preventative Foods

Millions of Americans suffer from yearly colds and flus (I was unfortunate to have the flu last week). A healthy diet and lifestyle may play a factor in reducing your risk of coming down with a cold or the flu. It is recommended that people get plenty of fruits and vegetables (around 5-7 +…

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Do Diets Work?

It seems that there is a new “miracle” weight loss diet invented each day. Some diet plans consist of eating cabbage soup or grapefruit for days on end. Others urge you to buy expensive pre-packaged food to help you lose weight and yet others insist that you eat according to your blood…

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