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Healthy Super Bowl Snacks

Super Bowl is right around the corner and it’s not only a celebration of the season’s best football teams but also a time to eat and drink for hours! I always have a large pot of chili on the stove at my Super Bowl parties, along with some of these tasty appetizers. Whether you are throwing your own party, or going to one, try one of these healthy appetizers that are sure to please everyone.SAUTE…

10 Supplements for Your Heart

The average heart can pump 2,000 gallons of blood each day throughout the body. It beats 100,000 times a day, and during an average lifetime, it will beat more than three billion times. Even at rest, the heart works twice as hard as the leg muscles of a sprinter. Maintaining a healthy heart throughout our lifetime is critical. Here are some of the most beneficial nutritional supplements for s…

The Most Important Fitness Supplements

Whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, athletes of all types and abilities want to maximize workouts, enhance performance, and reduce recovery time following strenuous exercise. There are many nutritional supplements available to accentuate pre-workout, during activity, and post-workout. Some are depleted through exercise and need to be replenished. Others support healthy joi…

The Top 5 Smoothie Ingredients

If you are planning your weight loss strategy for the beginning of the year or are just looking for a quick meal replacement or an easy breakfast, smoothies can help you fill that order. There are a ton of powders on the market, but choosing the right one can be daunting. Others may opt for convenience and buy pre-made smoothies in a bottle, but those can be pricey. What if you could make your own…

Alternatives to Our Kids' Favorite Junk Foods

Fast food restaurants on almost every corner, vending machines in every school, junk food that lines store shelves and is stacked by registers... what chance do our kids have to be healthier and make better food choices? This has led to an "overfed, undernourished generation."When I had my daughter Lily 11 years ago, as a dietitian I knew I was going to be strict about her food choices. At a young…

A Heart Healthy Recipe with Olive Your Heart®

This holiday season, many of us will be spending time with family and friends, and that includes meals. Many dishes on the holiday table can be salty or contain high amounts of unhealthy fats. While these types of homemade foods make us feel loved, we can show our love by preparing delicious healthy dishes whenever we can. As an example, you can show a little heart with this heart healthy recipe,…