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Learn How the 80/20 Rule Applies to Fourth of July Splurging

06/29/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

The Fourth of July is a time that many people around the United States of America celebrate our nation’s independence. While fireworks and the flag may be the most recognized symbols of Independence Day, food is a big part of the holiday’s traditions. Many of the foods we tend to eat on the Fourth- from hot dogs to cheeseburgers to cookies and pie- are not very healthy. However, if you plan on indulging this week, don’t feel bad. Simply follow the 80/20 rule. What is the 80/20 rule?…

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Finger-Licking-Good-For-You: Your Healthiest Barbecue Ever

06/29/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

Summer is the best time of the year to take your cooking out of the kitchen and into your backyard. Barbecuing and grilling is fun, adds a ton of flavor to your food and believe it or not, can be very good for you if you do it the right way. Here are four finger-licking good for you foods to throw on the grill this summer. Chicken. Chicken breast is loaded with protein with a whopping 27 grams of protein per serving. For added flavor in your chicken, try marinating overnight in barbecue sauce or…

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5 Healthy Snacks for Work

06/25/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

Staying healthy at work can be a real challenge. Vending machine junk food, birthday potlucks (sometimes several birthday potlucks a month), and quick lunches from fast food restaurants can be a recipe for disaster when it comes to your health. Fortunately, if you plan ahead, you can stock up on healthy snacks for your workplace to keep you from straying too far from the healthy path. 1. Nuts. Only 4 in 10 Americans eat heart-healthy nuts each day. Nuts are a healthy snack that can satisfy your craving…

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6 Healthy Snacks to Keep Around the House

06/16/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

Per the 2015 Indy Mom’s Survey, 84% of moms believe that time constraints make it challenging for their families to stay healthy. This is often a reason many families end up eating quick, cheap, unhealthy snacks at home. Is it possible to snack healthy when your family is strapped for time? Yes. You simply need to keep quick, easy, healthy snacks at home. Here are 6 healthy snacks to keep around the house that won’t eat up a lot of your time. 1. Peanut butter (or other nut butters) and…

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When You Absolutely Have to: The Healthiest Meals to Get at a Fast Food Restaurant

06/15/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

Fast food is loaded with unhealthy carbohydrates, more calories than your body needs, preservatives, and should be avoided whenever possible. However, sometimes fast food is impossible to avoid. Perhaps you’re on a long road trip and a large chain burger joint is the only place to eat for miles along the highway. Or maybe you’re flying out of a small airport late at night and a fast food place is the only restaurant open. If you are in a situation where you absolutely have to, here are…

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6 Surprising Health Benefits of Mint

05/28/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

From chewing gum to ice cream to herbal teas, the flavor of mint makes food taste delicious and refreshing. As a matter of Hoosier pride, Indiana is one of the nation’s largest producers of the tasty green leaf. In addition to its fresh flavor, did you know mint is also good for your health? Here are 6 surprising health benefits of mint. 1. Settling an upset stomach. Mint has been used for thousands of years to help people suffering from nausea or an upset stomach. Nutrients found in mint relax…

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What is the Mediterranean Diet and Is It Really Good For You?

05/20/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

It seems you can’t open a web browser or a magazine without reading about a new trendy diet that promises to give you the sun, the moon, and the stars health wise. Over the last few years, one of the trendiest of trendy diets has been the “Mediterranean Diet” which claims to emulate the supposedly super healthy diets of Spain, Italy, and Greece. Just what is involved in the Mediterranean diet and is it really as healthy as its practitioners claim? The Mediterranean Diet The Mediterranean…

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Healthy Living

05/14/2015 | Bariatric & Medical Weight LossHealthy Eating

Living a healthy lifestyle may mean something different from one person to the next. For some, health is defined by living a disease-free life. For others, healthy is being able to play with grandchildren or perhaps adhering to a weekly exercise schedule. Though the definition of healthy may differ between people, living a healthy lifestyle is a fundamental component to achieving your optimal mental and physical well-being. What can you do to achieve healthy living? Here are some ideas you should…

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Why a Cleanse Might Be Bad For Your Health

04/30/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

Right now, juice cleanses are all the rage. Cleanses claim to, help you lose weight, remove toxins from the body, and feel better overall. The idea is that you replace 1-3 meals a day with blended or cold-pressed juice for a period of weeks. After this period, your body has been cleansed and is supposedly healthier. But is it really? How healthy are juice cleanses? Let’s take a look at the health impacts of juice cleanses. “Consumers are definitely becoming more aware of environmental…

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Eat Green. Eat Local. Top Hoosier Crops.

04/28/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

If you live in Indiana, a healthy, local food is never very far away. Find out what delicious green foods you can find grown right here in Indianapolis. Then, stop in at your local grocer or farmer's market and look for the "Grown in Indiana" label. To stay healthy, schedule an appointment with one of the highly skilled physicians of IU Health. Call 844.8.IUHEALTH to schedule a Same-Day primary care appointment.

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