Diet

2024-02-26 14:06:24
by Jesse Zucker
Breaking Down the Plant-Based Diet

WASHINGTON — Does the word “diet” have a negative connotation to you? It often gets attached to quick fixes or... Read More

WASHINGTON — Does the word “diet” have a negative connotation to you? It often gets attached to quick fixes or unsustainable plans that promise to help you “detox” or lose weight. The popular “plant-based diet” may be the one exception.... Read More

2024-02-20 13:46:44
by Jesse Zucker
Everything You Need to Know About Protein

WASHINGTON — There is a lot of misinformation in the world of nutrition. Macronutrients and calories get demonized while magical... Read More

WASHINGTON — There is a lot of misinformation in the world of nutrition. Macronutrients and calories get demonized while magical supplements promise to help you lose weight. Thankfully, protein stays strong throughout all the wild trends — and for good... Read More

2024-02-12 16:50:47
by Jesse Zucker
Dark Chocolate: A Healthy Valentine’s Day Treat

WASHINGTON — Chocolate is a popular gift on holidays like Valentine’s Day. While you can get all kinds of delicious... Read More

WASHINGTON — Chocolate is a popular gift on holidays like Valentine’s Day. While you can get all kinds of delicious sweets made with chocolate that make it feel like a sugary treat, dark chocolate also has many health benefits. Take... Read More

2024-02-12 16:22:27
by Jesse Zucker
Beets Are a Sweet Superfood You’ll Fall in Love With

WASHINGTON — “Eat this superfood. Try this functional food!” What makes a food super or functional? Nothing fancy, just nutrients.... Read More

WASHINGTON — “Eat this superfood. Try this functional food!” What makes a food super or functional? Nothing fancy, just nutrients. Brightly-colored, natural whole foods are often considered super or functional because colors indicate health-boosting phytonutrients.  Just in time for Valentine’s... Read More

2024-01-22 16:23:44
by Jesse Zucker
Do You Need to Cut Carbs to Be Healthy?

WASHINGTON — Over the years, diet trends have come and gone. Every few decades, a new macronutrient becomes a villain.... Read More

WASHINGTON — Over the years, diet trends have come and gone. Every few decades, a new macronutrient becomes a villain. Low-fat and fat-free products were once all the rage. Next, we moved into Atkin’s, keto, and paleo diets — all... Read More

Advocacy Groups Are Petitioning for the End of SNAP Interview Requirements

NEW YORK (AP) — Student and legal advocacy groups are petitioning the U.S. Department of Agriculture to lift the interview... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Student and legal advocacy groups are petitioning the U.S. Department of Agriculture to lift the interview requirement for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) applicants to receive food aid. The groups argue the interview requirement is burdensome and prevents those who... Read More

2024-01-10 16:13:01
by Jesse Zucker
New Year’s Resolution: Make a SMART Goal

WASHINGTON — Happy New Year! It’s the second week of January, but it’s not too late to set some attainable... Read More

WASHINGTON — Happy New Year! It’s the second week of January, but it’s not too late to set some attainable goals for 2024. While you may feel pressured to have it all together by Jan. 1, every day is a... Read More

New Weight Loss Drugs Are Out of Reach for Millions of Older Americans Because Medicare Won't Pay

WASHINGTON (AP) — New obesity drugs are showing promising results in helping some people shed pounds but the injections will remain out... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — New obesity drugs are showing promising results in helping some people shed pounds but the injections will remain out of reach for millions of older Americans because Medicare is forbidden to cover such medications. Drugmakers and a wide-ranging and... Read More

2023-12-18 14:37:47
by Jesse Zucker
Rest and Relaxation Help Improve Health and Well-Being

WASHINGTON — As we head into the final push of 2023, you may be feeling more stressed than ever. With... Read More

WASHINGTON — As we head into the final push of 2023, you may be feeling more stressed than ever. With work deadlines, holiday pressure and a new year looming, it may seem hard to settle down and rest. When you’re... Read More

2023-12-13 15:21:35
by Jesse Zucker
How to Improve Your Digestive Health

WASHINGTON — We’ve all heard statements like “Heal your gut!” and “Try this supplement to reduce bloating!” Indeed, gut health... Read More

WASHINGTON — We’ve all heard statements like “Heal your gut!” and “Try this supplement to reduce bloating!” Indeed, gut health is all the rage. But what does gut health actually mean? Hint: it starts with digestion. We will look at... Read More

2023-11-29 13:55:24
by Jesse Zucker
Guide to Preparing Healthy Meals for the Work Week

WASHINGTON — When you’re always on the go it’s hard to find the time to prepare healthy meals. There’s nothing... Read More

WASHINGTON — When you’re always on the go it’s hard to find the time to prepare healthy meals. There’s nothing wrong with grabbing some meals out, but the financial and health costs can add up. Eating homemade, healthy, balanced meals... Read More

2023-11-27 14:14:39
by Jesse Zucker
Staying Hydrated Is Key to Good Health and Fitness

WASHINGTON — You may not be thinking about it during these cooler days, but, even when it’s cold outside, drinking... Read More

WASHINGTON — You may not be thinking about it during these cooler days, but, even when it’s cold outside, drinking water is crucial to your health. You have probably heard that you should drink eight glasses of water a day.... Read More

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