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Healthy Protein Should Be Eaten Throughout the Day

Posted by PCF Admin on October 25th, 2011 | 2 Comments »
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Healthy Eating - Research presented at the American Dietetic Association (ADA) Annual Food and Nutrition Conference suggests ingesting more protein over the course of one’s entire day instead of concentrating it during dinner time. As we age it becomes harder for our bodies to synthesize muscle proteins and keep our lean muscle mass. However, simply eating more protein is not the answer. Currently, servings from the protein group are limited because of heart-unhealthy saturated fat and a desire to limit the increase in LDL (a.k.a. “bad” cholesterol). Luckily, the solution is fairly simple, add lean dairy (skim milk, nonfat yogurt, or reduced fat cheese) to meals, which can also provide much needed calcium, potassium and even vitamin D. Here are three helpful tips in increasing protein intake without the unhealthy side-effects. 3 Tips for Increased Lean Dairy Swap your morning coffee’s cream with a serving of low fat milk. Put a slice or two of reduced fat cheese on your lunch, and while you’re at it make it a heart-healthy turkey, chicken, tuna or roast beef sandwich. For desert have a serving of nonfat yogurt topped with fresh berries. Read the full article at Boston.com Want to Stay Lean & Mean as You Age: Reach for the Protein

Healthy Recipes: Tomato & Olive-Stuffed Portobello Caps

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on October 21st, 2011 | No Comments »
Tomato-&-Olive-Stuffed Portobello Caps

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Prep Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Recipe Description: Portobello caps make excellent mini casseroles. Here, they hold a tomato, cheese and olive stuffing that grills up to a smoky perfection. Serve them with whole-wheat couscous and a mixed green salad for an easy meal. Recipe Ingredients: 2/3 cup chopped plum tomatoes 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup chopped Kalamata olives 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary or ...

Healthy Halloween Tricks and Treats

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 20th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - Instead of putting on pounds, these simple tricks will treat you and your family to a healthier Halloween. Kara Smith, special project coordinator at the Loyola Center for Fitness suggests: Buy candy you don’t like, and buy it the day before Halloween to avoid temptation while handing it out. Stay away from chocolate. Research shows people tend to eat more chocolate than any other type of candy. Eat a full, healthy meal before trick-or-treating to suppress the urge ...

Healthy Recipes: Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on October 14th, 2011 | No Comments »
Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie

Healthy Eating - Servings: 10 Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes (including freezing time) To Make Ahead: Cover and freeze the pie for up to 3 days. | Equipment: 9-inch deep-dish pie pan Recipe Description: While pumpkin pie deserves respect as a Thanksgiving icon, it’s fun to shake up tradition. Surprise your family and friends with a frozen pie this year—it just might become one of their holiday favorites. No need to let them know how easy it is. Recipe ...