November 22, 2014
Turkey Basics: Safe Thawing
Source: United States Department of Agriculture “The Big Thaw”Turkeys must be kept at a safe temperature during “the big thaw.” While frozen, a turkey is safe indefinitely. However, as soon as it begins to thaw, any bacteria that may have been present before freezing can begin to grow again. A package of frozen meat or […]
November 20, 2014
Thanksgiving recipes: Delicious and healthy options
Source: Mayo Clinic Create a healthy Thanksgiving Day menu with these Thanksgiving recipes. Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for family, friends, good health and great food. This year, instead of serving the old standbys — turkey smothered in gravy, candied yams, buttered corn and pumpkin pie — try healthier recipes. The following healthy […]
November 18, 2014
Getting Past a Weight-Loss Plateau
Source: Mayo Clinic You’ve worked hard to improve your diet and exercise habits, and you’ve been rewarded by seeing the number on the scale continue to drop. But then for no reason you can identify, the scale doesn’t budge — even though you’re still eating a healthy, low-calorie diet and exercising regularly. You’ve hit a […]
November 11, 2014
Junk Food Cravings Linked to Brain Lapse
Source: University of Waterloo, U.S. National Library of Medicine Can’t resist that fat-filled goodie? You can blame it on a brain lapse. Giving in to cravings for high-calorie junk food is associated with a lapse in the part of the brain involved in self-restraint, Canadian researchers report in a new study. The dorsolateral prefrontal cortex […]
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