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Are You Getting Enough Protein?

Are You Getting Enough Protein?

Protein was long thought to be a nutrient for body builders and gym buffs. While it plays a role in building and preserving muscle mass, its benefits are more vast ranging from weight loss and maintenance, to improved mood. Here you'll learn what protein is, which choices are favorable in the Zone, and how much to incorporate into your meals.
Your Holiday Survival Guide

Your Holiday Survival Guide

People tend to throw in the towel on healthy eating during the holidays. For some it may start as early as Halloween with all the tempting candy around, but for many the feasting starts around Thanksgiving and just carries through to the new year. With Thanksgiving in just a few days, we've come up with simple tips to help you survive this time of year. A few small tweaks can be the difference between gaining and losing this holiday season.
How-To: Avoid Weight-Loss Plateaus

How-To: Avoid Weight-Loss Plateaus

You’ve been doing everything right; watching what you’ve been eating, getting your exercise in, even avoiding sweets and alcohol only to hop on the scale and see it’s not budging. Don’t let this be the turning point when you give up and revert back to old habits. Weight-loss plateaus happen to the best of us, but before you let frustration set in it may only take a few tweaks to kickstart your weight loss again.
8 Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

8 Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

There’s nothing better on a fresh salad than a flavorful dressing. Homemade dressings enhance any dish you add them to and can be made in minimal time. The best part is that by controlling the ingredients you use, they are much healthier too. Store bought dressings tend to be high in sugar, artificial colors and flavors, and preservatives. Since these are also produced in bulk, the use of cheaper oils makes them higher in saturated fats and omega-6 fatty acids known to be inflammatory. Elevate the health benefits of your dressings with these 8 simple recipe ideas.
Everything Processed Foods Are Cooked Up to Be

Everything Processed Foods Are Cooked Up to Be

What do you know about industrialized food? My definition of industrialized food is the application of advanced manufacturing technologies to lower the cost of food production. By that definition, all processed foods (including breads and pasta) are industrialized. Farming is also industrialized, with mechanical harvesters and chemical fertilizers that allow greater raw material production and improved logistics, allowing food grown on one coast (or country) to be eaten in another.