Hydrate July 4 with Fruits and Veggies

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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July 02, 2015

Summer is here and temperatures are rising.  How can you keep hydrated and save calories at the Fourth of July picnic? It’s simple if you include lots of fruits and vegetables in your diet. Fruits and vegetables are full of water, low in calories and full of antioxidants. Try to skip the heavy mayo-based pasta […]

Memorial Day Moroccan Spiced Chicken

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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May 25, 2015

Memorial Day is a special day to pay tribute to all those great women and men who have given or continually give their lives, time and service for the well-being of our country. It’s also one of the biggest grilling weekends of the season. Although there are cooking methods that are better than grilling, you […]

Keeping Up with a Healthy Lifestyle

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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April 13, 2015

“Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle” was the theme for National Nutrition Month sponsored by the American Dietetic Association (ADA). One of the ways we can bite into a healthy lifestyle is to make sensible snacks part of our eating plan. Many times, we snack to satisfy that midday hunger or to hold us until our […]

Chocolate for Valentine’s Day?

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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February 13, 2015

Chocolate is probably the No. 1 most craved food in North America today.  In addition to containing fat and sugar, chocolate contains flavonoids, which act as antioxidants, protecting cells from damage.  A correlation has been found between chocolate‘s flavonoid content and its antioxidant activity.  Flavonoids are found in several other plant foods, including apples, berries, beans, nuts, […]

Gain Any Unwanted Weight During the Holidays

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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February 02, 2015

What can you do to get rid of the extra unwanted pounds? The New Year is a great time to start anew with healthy habits.  One of the things you can do is to look at your dietary habits objectively and admit to foods that you may be consuming where there is room for improvement. […]

What Should I Drink During the Holidays? (Part I)

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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December 22, 2014

When choosing what to drink this holiday everyone always asks me “What should I drink to stay healthy?” So as we move into winter and the many festive occasions we attend, let us cheer to a new and healthy year by carefully choosing what we drink. TIPS FOR CHOOSING HEALTHY DRINK OPTIONS: Definitely the preferred […]

Feeling Guilty After the Thanksgiving Meal?

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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December 01, 2014

Here’s what to do after the holiday to help you get back on a healthy eating track — First things first: Rid your house and workplace of food temptations. Throw out all the leftover desserts and salty snacks. Refrain from bringing any more tempting foods back into the house. Remove high-sodium items, which will cause […]

Healthy Sweet Potatoe Pie

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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November 24, 2014

Sweet potatoes always take you back to this time of the year. They are a main ingredient in many of the popular recipes enjoyed in the holiday season’s festivities. Sweet potatoes are packed with Vitamins A and C, as well as fiber, which make a healthy choice all around. One medium sweet potato provides more […]

Make Your September Resolution Exercise

By Muriel the Editor
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September 05, 2014

Last weekend was Labor Day and I wanted to talk about fitness and the importance of exercising and how it helps you throughout your life, not just because you are a breast cancer survivor, but because exercise has so many benefits.  Exercise helps you reduce stress and weight which in turn enhances your mood, improves […]

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