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Is Dairy Healthy?

Posted by Erin Silva Winston on

Dairy's health benefits have been up for debate for some time. In the last two months, studies have been published that suggest that dairy-- to many poeple a foe, might actually be good for you.  In a study published in the Lancet this month, authors suggested that dairy consumption should not be discouraged but should even be encouraged.  So what should we be eating and drinking?  Milk? Cheese? Full fat? Low fat?   Milk is tricky.  First, the bad: long associated with heart disease, full fat dairy has long been considered as the enemy.  Additionally, dairy, especially milk, seems to be hard for...

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4 Keto-Approved Foods You Really Should Not Be Snackin' On.

Posted by Anne Davis on

We don't cook Keto at Cooked for a variety of reasons, but we certainly understand that it works for some people-- and it works in a serious way!  At Cooked we find that the Keto diet is simply very rigid, and unless it is done right, it is easy to miss out on a lot of vitamins and minerals your body needs.  How to do it right, you ask?  Well, it's hard to say-- so we suggest you work 1 on 1 with a nutritionist if you think it's right for you. Doing it wrong could put your body at risk for a...

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Notes From 30 Days of Whole30-- My Results.

Posted by Erin Silva Winston on

I admit that I've always taken my health for granted.  I remember when I was pregnant with my first son, my mom told me: "Have pictures taken of yourself!  You won't ever look this good pregnant again."  I did not have a picture taken and turned up my nose at that remark, but as much as I denied it at the time, some changes are inevitable.  And 8 years and 3 boys later, I can see some new challenges and changes when it comes to my health and to the effort it takes to stay in shape. I do try...

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Always First To Catch A Cold? 6 Possible Problems.

Posted by Anne Davis on

  Cold and Flu season is not just coming fast-- it's already (a-chew!) here... and it's a bummer.  While it's true that some of these habits are rather ingrained in many of us, it's important to start changing your ways now, before the sneezy season is really in full swing.  In a nutshell, focus on changing these 5 habits-- asap: 1. You're Not Washing Your Hands Enough It's hard to wash your hands too much during this season. Wash your hands well- for 20 seconds at least- and often, especially after touching shared objects such as pens in the office...

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The MIND Diet: 9 Foods That Might Help Protect You From Alzheimers

Posted by Kathryn McNeely on

Another diet is all the rage, but losing weight isn't the goal this time- gaining years of cognitive health is.  The MIND diet is a combination of  the Mediterranean and DASH diets, and stands for Mediterranean-Dash Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. Researchers recently followed over 900 women and men for nearly 5 years, studying their diets and their cognitive decline (or lack there of).   The findings?  The researchers found that the DASH diet reduced Alzheimer's Disease (AD) by 39%, the MIND diet by 53% and the Mediterranean diet by 54%. Studies also showed a vast difference in results between participants who followed the diet...

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