How important is portion control?

How important is portion control?

July 27, 2016

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Berries and Alzheimer's Disease

May 10, 2016

Red grapes, blueberries, raspberries and  mulberries are all great sources of resveratrol ... which is showing promise in the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease.

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Spice for a Healthy Life

April 28, 2016

Folk medicine has long prescribed ginger to promote circulation and act as a stimulant. Recent interest in Western scientific research has substantiated many of the traditional applications for this root.

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Belly Fat Risks

April 21, 2016

Recent news on belly fat reminds us that there are more reasons to get in shape than appearance! A new international study found that men and women with larger waists are more likely to die younger from a wide array of illnesses such as heart disease, respiratory problems, and cancer. The study was managed by a Mayo Clinic researcher and is published in the March edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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Featured on YouTube: Clean Planet Foods

April 21, 2016

In this week's featured YouTube video, Peter shares a clean source of protein that is delivered to your doorstep pre-cooked & fresh.

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New on Diabetes

March 31, 2016

According to a new study from King's College in London, trading some of that meat and cheese in your diet for vegetable oils or nuts could actually help stop diabetes from developing!

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More Nutty News

March 24, 2016

There's another reason to add walnuts to your diet! New research from the Harvard School of Public Health indicates that walnuts may reduce the risk for Type 2 diabetes in women. The study, published in The Journal of Nutrition, included 138,000 nurses between the ages of 35 and 77 as part of a large, ongoing research of women's health. As part of this study, scientists gathered information on walnut consumption by participants for 10 years starting in 1999

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Fiber in Your Diet

March 10, 2016

Keep your digestive system healthy with a diet high in fiber, lots of water, and regular exercise.

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Focus on Fiber

March 03, 2016

Are you getting enough fiber? If so, you are in the minority as several studies have indicated that as many as 86% of Americans do not include enough fiber in their diets. The American Dietetic Association's has stated that when populations consume more dietary fiber, their chronic disease levels are lower. They recommend consumption of 14 grams of dietary fiber per 1,000 calories, or 25 grams per day for adult women and 38 grams per day for adult men. Unfortunately, the average daily intake of dietary fiber in the United States is only 14 grams per day.

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Featured on YouTube: Protein and Weight Loss

February 25, 2016

In this week's featured YouTube video Peter discusses the link between protein, your muscles and weight loss!

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Featured on YouTube - Oatmeal Pancakes

February 18, 2016

Peter takes oatmeal to a new level with delicious and healthy high-protein, low-fat pancakes!

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Boosting Baby's Brainpower

February 18, 2016

Are you thinking of expanding your family? Your baby’s brain develops throughout your entire pregnancy, which is why healthy pregnancy habits for all nine months are so important. You can actually boost baby brain function and development with by eating the right foods!

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Winter Roots

February 11, 2016

The humble beet, often used as a colorful garnish on the table, is finally getting some respect. Rich in natural sugar, sodium, sulphur, chlorine, iodine, and copper along with vitamins B1, B2, C and bioflavonoids, it's health benefits have been known for generations.

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Featured on YouTube: Eating Clean

February 11, 2016

Sixty to seventy percent of how you feel depends on what you eat! In this week's featured YouTube video, Peter talks about 'clean foods' and his lifelong mission to improve peoples lives through diet and exercise.

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Featured on YouTube: Spaghetti Squash

February 04, 2016

In this week's featured YouTube video, Peter shares import info on the benefits of spaghetti squash. Trying to lose weight and need to cut down on the carbs. Here a great low-carb and low-calorie substitution for pasta-lovers

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Onions

January 28, 2016

Onions are a great source of in vitamin C, sulphuric compounds, flavonoids, and other phytochemicals. Phytochemicals, also called phytonutrients, are compounds found in fruits and vegetables that react with the body and spur beneficial response. They are believed to help reduce the risk of Parkinson's disease, cardiovascular disease and stroke. Polyphenols are one of the largest categories of phytonutrients in food and are beneficial in the prevention of diabetes, cancer and neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases.

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Featured on YouTube: Diabetes

January 20, 2016

In this week's featured YouTube video, Peter shares important tips about the best medicine for diabetes ... exercise and good nutrition. oK_z-vdUHos

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Breaking the Salt Habit

January 14, 2016

According to a 2015 report by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), salt still remains one of the major health hazards of American diets. Despite an increase of awareness of the dangers of high salt usage, little has changed over the last ten years. More than 90 percent of children and 89 percent of adults consume more sodium than is recommended, almost twice as much.

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Clean Planet

January 14, 2016

As many of you know, it's been my lifetime goal to change the way the world eats. I have heard and seen every diet and meal plan fail, even with good intentions, dedication and thoughtfulness. The fact is, many of us just don't have the time to shop, prepare and cook the meals we should be eating ... and our options are limited! It's been my dream and passion to develop a clean, healthy meal plan. I have been blessed to team up with my dear friend, extraordinary chef and seasoned restaurateur ... Jack Aronson.

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Roots

January 07, 2016

Root vegetables are finally getting their due. They full of fiber, rich in minerals and nutrients from the soil and low in calories. Research also shows that winter favorites such as beets, carrots, parsnips and turnips contain cancer fighting substances called phytochemicals and are rich in vitamins and nutrients to help boost resistance to other health problems. Root vegetables come with short and long term benefits!

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Featured on YouTube: Chestnuts

December 24, 2015

In this week’s featured YouTube video, Peter talks about the health benefits of chestnuts. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire ... a Christmas tradition that's good for you!

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Sugar and Children

December 16, 2015

Research published Oct. 27 in the journal Obesity fund that removing most of the sugar from children's diets has an immediate positive effect, even if the amount of calories and carbohydrates are maintained.

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Spreading Holiday Health!

December 03, 2015

Are you taking a dish to a holiday a holiday potluck? Having friends over? Share the gift of healthy food for your friends and loved ones! Whether making your traditional seasonal treats or experimenting with new and adventurous dishes, you can create a great, even indulgent holiday spread while protecting against growing waistlines and rising cholesterol levels.

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A Thankful Feast

November 26, 2015

Today is Thanksgiving, a day to count our blessings and share our good fortune and bounty with loved ones and strangers alike. When we consider the fullness of the holiday feast, we should remember that the extravagant nature of our celebratory meal also signifies the joy gained from a good harvest, thanks for the plentiful gifts we have been afforded and a celebration of community.

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Sweet Fennel

November 11, 2015

Fennel is a slightly sweet, crunchy winter vegetable that is best from autumn through early spring . Used widely in Mediterranean and Italian cuisine, it is gaining new popularity as people look for healthy alternatives to add interest to their diets. It's distinctive flavor and myriad health benefits make it a great choice! A single cup of raw fennel offers 14% of the daily recommended intake of vitamin C, 11% of fiber, 10% of potassium, 9% of manganese, 7% of copper, 6% of both folate and phosphorus, along with good amounts of magnesium, calcium, iron, vitamin B3 and pantothenic acid. All for 27 calories! This tidy little package of goodness comes with some great protection for your health!

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Latest on the Mediterranean Diet

November 05, 2015

For years,he Mediterranean diet has been lauded as a healthful, delicious way of eating . It's known to be heart healthy and reduces risks of cancer. It helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels, reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and promotes overall longevity! These claims are supported by years of research.

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Featured on YouTube: Cereal

November 04, 2015

In this week's featured YouTube video, Peter talks about choosing a healthy cereal to start your day.

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Health Benefits of Avocados

October 29, 2015

Avocados are considered to be one of the most potent superfoods you can eat! Rich and creamy, they contain about 30 grams of fat - but don't let that scare you off! Twenty grams of that fat are good monounsaturated fats, including oleic acid.

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Breakfast Facts

October 22, 2015

Eating a good breakfast is important. Unfortunately, it is often neglected in our early morning rush. In fact, a recent Kellogg survey of 14,000 people in The United States found that more than one-half of all adults said they like to eat breakfast every day. Sadly, it also found that only one-third of the initial group actually did eat breakfast every day!

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Sharing Nutrition Knowledge with Your Kids

October 22, 2015

As parents, we all worry about our children's nutrition. We can't be with them all the time, so how can we help them know what is health and to eat well?

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For a Healthy Heart

October 15, 2015

We don't need to be convinced about the importance of a healthy heart. Yet approximately one of every four deaths -- 600,000 people -- are the result heart disease in the United States every year. It is the leading cause of death for both men and women, and a major cause of disability around the world. We are all at risk, therefore it is absolutely vital that we understand that foods we eat and the amount of activity we take part in dramatically affects the overall health of our heart. You can prevent and may even reverse heart disease!

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Featured on YouTube: Foods that Fight Inflammation

October 15, 2015

There are foods that 'just don't agree with us.' They may be causing inflammation, but did you realize there are foods that actually reduce inflammation? Watch this week's featured Peter's Principles video for more info.

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High or Low Glycemic Diet?

September 23, 2015

Diets are often described as either high or low glycemic programs. What does that mean and which is more effective when it comes to weight loss?

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Did You Eat Your Fiber Today?

September 17, 2015

As many as 86% of Americans do not include enough fiber in their diets, this is a serious problem. The American Dietetic Association states that when populations consume more dietary fiber, chronic disease levels are lower. They recommend eating 14 grams of dietary fiber per 1,000 calories -- 25 grams per day for adult women and 38 grams per day for adult men. The average daily intake of dietary fiber in the United States is only 14 grams per day.

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Antioxidants and Anti-Aging

August 13, 2015

Science has been studying the effects of antioxidants and free radicals on the aging process since 1957, and the results are promising! Research has concentrated on the idea that free radicals are responsible for age-related damage at both the cellular and tissue levels. It is believed that the creation of too many free radicals in our systems can overwhelm our natural antioxidant defenses and lead to oxidation and impaired cellular functions. What are free radicals? They are atoms or groups of atoms with an odd (unpaired) number of electrons that can be formed when oxygen interacts with certain molecules. They are highly reactive and can cause serious damage when they react with different cellular components such as DNA, or cell membrane leading cells to function poorly or die. Free radicals are all around us and are especially plentiful in pollution, chemicals, pesticides, alcohol, and unhealthy food. Antioxidants neutralize harmful free radicals in your body. Fortunately, we have natural antioxidant defenses to protect our bodies from free radicals, however, our immune system loses power as we age.

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Whole Grains and Heart Disease

July 30, 2015

Lower your risk of heart disease by adding whole grains to your menu.

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