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Sleep Well, Eat Well

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD | February 25, 2020 |

Poor sleep has been linked to unhealthy eating habits and weight gain. Now a team of American researchers believes it knows why people may gravitate toward calorie-dense junk food when sleep deprived: Blame it on the nose.

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Plant-Based Foods Curb Chronic Disease

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD | February 25, 2020 |

Here’s another good reason to embrace the trend of eating more plants: A cohort study in Nature Communications involving 56,048 adults in Denmark found that people who over a 23-year period habitually consumed moderate to high amounts of foods rich in flavonoids—naturally occurring chemical compounds found predominantly in plant-based foods—were less likely to die from cancer or heart disease.

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Butternut Squash With Herbed Pecans

Recipe for Health: Orange-Glazed Butternut Squash With Herbed Pecans

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD | January 8, 2020 |

We now have even more reasons to go nuts for nuts. Research published in the journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health found that adding a half-serving of nuts (14 grams) to a daily diet may reduce weight gain and obesity risk in adults (participants were followed over two decades). Consuming calories from nuts in place of calories from less healthy items, such as processed meats and potato chips, was also protective against extra weight.

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IDEA Fitness Journal

IDEA Fitness Journal

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December 2019

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