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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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Chef Jona Wishes He Had Stuck to These Nutrition Tips Years Ago.

Posted by Anne Davis on

Chef Jona has been cooking healthy food for some time now.  Initially part of the restaurant world, he realized years ago that eating well-- that is healthy and tasty food-- was important for him.  He left restaurants and took healthy cooking classes at the Culinary Institute of America, worked in vegetarian, paleo/health, and juice cleanse businesses (among others) and finally settled on his own project at Cooked.  However, we recently sat down with him to ask him how health and wellness advice has changed over these years-- what have we been doing well all along, and what could we do better?  Here is...

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Post Work-Out Recovery Smoothie-- Vegan, Paleo, and Definitely a Treat!

Posted by Kathryn McNeely on

So, you are running a long race this weekend?  Maybe even THE race, you know 26.2 mi, in Chicago?  This blended beverage is magic!  If you get home, have a little time to take care of yourself, blend this up to feel great and to let your body heal and energize: Post Race/Workout Recovery Smoothie-- Delicious Fall Edition--> Ingredients 3 Tbs of Cashews2 Tbs Chocolate Chips (vegan, if applicable)1 Tbs of Cocoa Nibs1 Tbs Cashew Butter1 Serving of Vanilla Protein Powder (like this one)1 Cup of Almond Milk** For Marathon Runners ONLY--> or strenuous exercise that has exceeded 90 minutes-->...

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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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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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