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Stress, Sleep, and Weight Gain?

Nu-Train Comments:

In late October of this year, the American Psychological Association released the results of a national survey on stress. They found that 1/3 of Americans are living with extreme stress, and that nearly half of Americans believe their stress levels have increased over the last five years. In addition, a majority of adults (63%) do not get the recommended eight hours of sleep per night, needed for good health, safety, and optimum performance, according to the National Sleep Foundation. In fact, over the past 40 years, Americans have cut their sleep time by 1-2 hours a night. These trends towards more stress and less sleep coincide with Americans becoming heavier each year. It is no surprise then that recent research has found that both stress and sleep are correlated with weight gain.

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December 11, 2007 | Permalink

Orange and Ginger Glazed Salmon

The Nutrition Twins suggest:

This nutritious meal is delicious, simple to prepare and good for the heart and the waist. Plus, what a great way to get some healthy, omega-3 fats!

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November 1, 2007 in Mediterranean Diet Recipes | Permalink

Is Fish Good For You?

The Nutrition Twins comment:


Is fish really as good for you as they say?

You bet! Seafood is packed with health benefits. Fish and shellfish are excellent sources of protein, vitamins and minerals minus the saturated fat you’ll get from most other meats. And fatty fish like salmon and tuna are great sources of the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which is important for immunity, and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which is essential for vision and nervous system development.

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November 1, 2007 in Mediterranean Diet Tips & News | Permalink

Recipe of the Month: Homemade Snack Bar

Nu-Train comments: Though in an ideal world we would all eat balanced meals and snacks with whole grains, lean protein, and lots of fruits and vegetables, realistically it is often too time consuming and impractical. However, we can’t just starve until we have time to grab a decent meal. That’s where bars come in. Bars are quick, and if you choose the “right” ones, they can be balanced and filling.  Here is a great homemade bar recipe from Nu-Train.

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September 20, 2007 in Mediterranean Diet Recipes | Permalink

Spinach and Eggs Can Help Your Vision

Two nutrients found in eggs, spinach and other leafy green vegetables offer some protection against the most common cause of blindness among the elderly, researchers said this week.

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September 20, 2007 in Mediterranean Diet Tips & News | Permalink