Health & Wellness: The secrets of making healthy food not taste ‘healthy’ | Health and Fitness

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Who doesn’t love adding a little salt to their dinner? But if you’re like many Americans, your doctor may have advised you to reduce your salt intake. Cue the disappointment when you bite into your chicken leg, and it tastes like nothing.

It turns out it takes 24 weeks to readjust how much salt you prefer to add to your food. That’s a long time! And in the meantime, your food may just have that super healthy taste that’s simply hard to stomach.

But eating well is important, so I’ve compiled four tips for making healthy food taste amazing as

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Add protein and immune health supporting benefits to your coffee | Food/Recipes

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(Family Features) Mornings may look different from the norm for many families but staying on track with healthy choices remains a top priority. While you may not be stopping at your favorite coffeehouse on the way to work or school drop-off, a new way to enjoy coffee has grown in popularity, allowing you to get more out of your cup of joe from home.

The popular trend, known as “proffee,” got its name from a protein and coffee combination that adds nutritional benefits to coffee drinks. By adding a protein-rich option like Premier Protein 30g High Protein Shakes to your

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One Surprising Health Effect of Not Eating Meat, New Study Says

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Perhaps Meatless Monday meals should occur a few more days a week. According to research that was presented at the annual European Congress on Obesity (ECO), vegetarians are likely to have healthier biomarkers—measurements that offer a clinical assessment—compared to meat lovers.

Study authors from the University of Glasgow examined the self-reported diet habits of healthy adults (ages 37 to 73) in the United Kingdom. After dividing the men and women into two groups—vegetarians (4,111 of the volunteers) and meat-eaters (a total of 166,516 people)—the investigators observed 19 blood and urine biomarkers associated with various chronic conditions and diseases.

And here’s

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Health Benefits of Legumes – The Healthiest Beans for Your Diet

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“Beans, beans, the magical fruit … “

Yeah, yeah, yeah—we’ve all heard this little ditty (which has certainly stood the test of time since my kids now sing it themselves).

As a registered dietitian I know that beans deserve more respect—and should notbe relegated as the butt of jokes.

Yes, beans give you gas—but they do so much more for you health-wise.

And, while we’re rectifying the reputation of beans, let’s get something else straight: The overall category of beans is actually called “pulses.” Though the words pulses and beans are used interchangeably, they do have distinct meaning.

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Healthy Living: Food Fads & Your Health

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Plant-based burgers, CBD, and low-calorie alcohols made big splashes in 2020. But, what are the newest foods and fads making headlines and impacting waistlines? Whitney Amann has what newKelp health trends you need to know about in this Healthy Living.

Kelp

Move over kale! Kelp is the latest food trend. Not only is it packed with vitamin B and calcium, but it’s also great for the environment. It requires no fertilizer to grow and helps keep the water clean by removing nutrients that cause algae blooms.

Microgreens

Microgreens are also a trend to be on the lookout for. These multi-colored

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2021 Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation Healthy Food Champion

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Eastern Woodlands Rematriation Collective was founded in 2017 by Alivia Moore, a Maine-based Penobscot, and two Indigenous women from Massachusetts.

The Collective serves Abenaki, Maliseet, Mi’kmaq, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot peoples in the U.S. and Canada in many ways, but a significant part of their work is preserving Indigenous agricultural practices, including building food sovereignty. A sovereign food system is when the people who produce, dis- tribute and eat the food also control the policies that run the system. It is a pillar of contemporary, Indigenous liberation movements.

Rematriation is a global political, social and environmental movement led by Indigenous women

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