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Men’s Health: 4 Super Foods for Men

07/30/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

In many ways, men’s and women’s health is similar. Eliminating drugs (including tobacco) and alcohol, exercising regularly, getting plenty of sleep and eating a healthy diet are all important factors in the health of men and women. However, with a healthy diet, there are certain things that men can eat that will help them with the unique health needs of their bodies. Here are 4 super foods for men: Shellfish. Shellfish contains high levels of zinc, which is good for testosterone production.…

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What is Matcha Tea and is it Really Good For You?

07/29/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

When you wake up in the morning, and you’re still a little groggy, do you reach for coffee? Tea? Or matcha? You may not have heard of it before but in the last few years, matcha, a type of green tea, has become very popular among trendsetters.  What is Matcha? Matcha is a type of powdered green tea. The process of harvesting it is slightly different then traditional green tea. Advocates of matcha claim this gives it a different, stronger flavor (the taste is similar to green tea but earthier…

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5 Simple Changes to Make Your Diet Healthier

07/20/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

  When you make the decision to eat healthier, changing your diet can seem overwhelming at first. It’s helpful when trying to make this major lifestyle change to start with simple, easy steps. Here are some simple changes you can make right away that will make a huge impact for your health. 1. Replace white breads and pastas with whole grain. Whole grains are lower in calories and carbohydrates and higher in fiber and healthy vitamins and nutrients than white bread products. By replacing…

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5 Ways to Help Your Mother As She Ages

07/20/2015 | WellnessExerciseHealthy Eating

For the first two and half decades of your life, your mother probably took care of you. She changed your diaper as a baby and saved money so you could go to college. As your mother ages, it’s your turn to help her. Helping an aging parent can be challenging- you may not even know where to start. Here are 5 simple ways you can help your mom maintain her health as she ages. 1. Spend time with her… exercising. Oftentimes, convincing an aging parent to get enough exercise can be extremely…

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5 Foods You Should Buy Organic and 1 You Shouldn’t

07/16/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

The “Organic” label you see at the grocery store is somewhat ambiguous. What does “organic” mean exactly? According to the USDA, “USDA certified organic foods are grown and processed according to federal guidelines addressing among many other factors, soil quality, animal raising practices, pest and weed control, and use of additives.” Simply stated, organic foods are usually better for the environment than non-organic foods. However, not all organic food is created…

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What is the Raw Food Diet?

07/14/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

It seems you cannot go a day without hearing about some new trendy diet. One of the latest entrants is the raw food diet. So, what is the raw food diet, and is it actually healthy for you? It turns out the Raw Food diet isn’t actually new. In the 19th century, some people advocated a “pure” diet that consisted of raw foods as a means to prevent disease. Since that time, popularity of diets that consisted mostly of raw fruits, vegetables, and nuts have ebbed and flowed. In recent…

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2015 Indy Moms Survey Results

07/06/2015 | WellnessExerciseHealthy EatingMental Wellness

Earlier this year, Indiana University Health conducted a survey of 280 Indianapolis area moms about health. Our goal was to learn what’s important to Indy moms in order to provide you with health and wellness advice that will improve your family’s daily lives. Here are the results of the 2015 Indy Moms Survey. 1: How do Indy moms grade their own health and the health of their kids? 53% of Indy moms give their families a B when it comes to health and wellness. 48% report that their kids…

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Beyond Salad: 5 Ways to Use the Superfood Kale in Your Next Recipe

07/06/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

There aren’t many vegetables that qualify as trendy. Kale is trendy with good reason. A single cup of kale has 2.9 grams of protein and it’s loaded with vitamins A and C. On top of that, kale has a crunchy texture and savory flavor that can make any meal even better. Getting kale into your diet is easy, even if you don’t want to have it in a salad. 1. Shakes and smoothies. Green smoothies are all the rage. By adding kale to a your fruit smoothies, you give them an extra nutritional…

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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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