Sunday, February 7, 2016
Authors Posts by Emily DelConte

Emily DelConte

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Hummus, all the rage over the last few years, has been around since the 13th century. It is a traditional Middle Eastern dish made of mashed chickpeas, olive oil, tahini (sesame seed paste), garlic, salt, and lemon juice. You will...
You've probably heard of "trans fats" and know that they should be avoided. But do you know what they actually are, and why this mystery fat is so unhealthy? Trans fats are created through a process called hydrogenation. This process adds hydrogen to...

We've all heard of blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar but not everyone actually understands these terms and what levels are ideal. Listed below is a brief summary of the current guidelines and their meaning: •    Blood Pressure: A healthy goal is 120/80...
When your energy flags, you probably reach for an extra cup of coffee or another source of caffeine for that much-needed boost. However, the true reason behind the mid-morning or mid-afternoon slump may not be a lack of caffeine,...
Whether they’re made from veggies, soy or a combination of both, all vegetarian burgers have one thing in common: They’re completely meat-free. Typically, the similarities stop there. “Meatless” or veggie burgers vary in their protein content, sodium content and overall...
Americans are typically lacking in their fruit and vegetable consumption, only eating about one third of the recommended daily servings. Both fresh and frozen varieties are available in your local market, so when fresh produce is not in season or...
Flaxseeds are tiny seeds that can be purchased in several different forms. They can be found as whole flaxseeds, ground flax meal or flax oil. So does it really matter which one you buy? Actually, the answer is yes. Both...
Winter is the season for all sorts of illnesses, from the flu and colds to a cough and sore throat. It is not always necessary to run straight to the pharmacy at the first sign of these unwelcome seasonal...
Hard-boiling an egg may sound like a simple task, but the truth is that many people do not know how to do it properly. Hard-boiled eggs are a quick way to incorporate healthy protein into your meal to help maintain...
Sometimes when we hit that afternoon slump, many of us look for a source of caffeine to provide an extra energy boost. In moderation, caffeine can actually be beneficial to health. It not only increases energy and mental alertness, but...
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