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Eating Right

Eating right should not be complicated. You don’t need to count calories, “net carbs,” glycemic loads, or “points” all day long. With the Pritikin Program, you’ll simply eat and enjoy good food. Learn how easy healthy eating can be.

Healthy “Blue Plate Special” Recipes

Healthier Blue-Plate Special

Whether it be the old-fashioned Automats of the 1950s, or the traditional Jewish delis before them – diners are an iconic part of the American landscape. Art Deco train dining cars with vinyl bench seating, little jukeboxes at every table and sassy servers delivering blue-plate specials loaded with steaming meatloaf, mashed potatoes, fried chicken and…

Low Fat Foods That Are Bad For You

Low Fat Foods That Are Bad For You

Low Fat Foods You Shouldn’t Eat Bewitched by their labels and charmed by their flavour, you may find your kitchen is host to many low fat foods. Some are healthy. Some are harmful. But, which is which? Some low fat foods you shouldn’t eat are low fat salad dressing, low fat cookies and baked goods,…

Food Waste Resources

Food Waste Starts at the Grocery Store

Why Food Waste Is a Problem Food production requires an enormous amount of resources. As much as 70% of our fresh water and 50% of our land is allocated to agricultural use. Agriculture also has negative effects on the environment, such as the emission of greenhouse gases. Because of this, food waste is directly linked…

Why You Crave Unhealthy Food

Junk Food Cravings and Addiction to Unhealthy Food

Why Do I Crave Junk Food? Melt in your mouth, drool-worthy, highly-processed junk food feels good to eat. You can thank sugar, salt and fat. This dynamic trio lures you in, bathing your tongue blissful sensation that triggers the sensation of pleasure. Indulging in pleasurable things makes one happy. It’s no wonder unhealthy food is…

How to Get More Energy Naturally

How to Get More Energy

You are unique. From the way you sleep to the food you eat, there are a vast array of factors that affect whether you feel weary. Energy isn’t just a simple light switch that can be turned on and off. It’s more comparable to a circuit board that is influenced by hundreds of wires bringing…

Is Pasta Healthy, or Not?

Can Pasta be Part of a Healthy Diet?

Can Pasta be Part of a Healthy Diet? Refined pasta isn’t good for anyone, according to expert Kimberly Gomer, Director of Nutrition at the Pritikin Longevity Center and Spa. “We all need to recognize that pasta is a processed product – it is not a whole food,” notes Gomer. The healthiest foods are whole foods:…

Foods That Promote Liver Health

Best Foods to Combat Fatty Liver Disease

Just as high blood pressure can be a hidden risk factor for heart disease, NAFLD is the silent precursor to serious liver complications, including a form of hepatitis called NASH, and inflammation and liver injury that can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. Learn about foods and other lifestyle measures that promote liver health.

Fruits and Veggies For Weight Loss

Best Foods for Weight Loss

Fruits and Veggies For Weight Loss At the Pritikin Longevity Center, fruits and veggies are rock stars. From fresh mango to roasted Brussels sprouts, they’re bountiful at the health resort, and delicious. For 40-plus years, Pritikin’s faculty has been praising them for their health and weight-control benefits. Now more evidence, presented at the European Congress…

Foods That Fight Depression

Best Foods That Fight Depression

The more we rely on food as our “medicine,” the less we need actual medicine. That may be especially important for conditions, like depression, in which the pharmaceuticals prescribed often come with the possibility of many negative side effects, such as increased appetite and weight gain, fatigue, insomnia, loss of sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, constipation, dry mouth, blurred vision, nausea, and even increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

Is acrylamide bad for you?

Is coffee with acrylamide bad for you?

In the United States, fried potato products like French fries and potato chips are the greatest source of acrylamide in many peoples’ diets (38%), followed by crackers, cookies and cakes (17%), bread (14%), snacks such as roasted nuts, and popcorn (14%), cereal products (9%), and lastly, coffee (8%).

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