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The Pros of Probiotics

We spend a lot of time and money avoiding or ridding our bodies of bacteria. However, the human body is home to trillions of different bacteria—in fact, bacteria outnumber human cells 10 to one. Probiotics are microorganisms found in food and supplements that mimic the healthy bacteria that already live inside us. Before you start using probiotics, consider these tips from the American Gastroenterological Association: • Know your needs. Are you looking for help with a specific medical condition?  When choosing a probiotic, keep in mind certain strains of bacteria may be more suited for your circumstances. Additionally, think about whether you would rather have probiotics as part of your diet or in supplement, powder, or liquid form. • Check …

Low Fat Tamale Pie

This delicious tamale pie is a family favorite. A corn-topped pie is great for my husband who can’t eat anything with gluten.* It doesn’t really need anything to accompany it, although we sometimes have some sweet corn on the side. Ingredients 2 teaspoons canola oil 1 medium onion 1 large green pepper 1lb extra-lean ground beef 1 tablespoon chili powder 16oz canned corn 28oz canned crushed tomatoes 4oz canned jalapeños 4oz canned sliced olives 1 1/2 cup cornmeal 1 teaspoon salt 2 pints fat-free milk 1/2 cup reduced fat shredded cheese Directions Step 1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Step 2 Sauté onion, and pepper in a large skillet over medium heat, crumble beef and cook until no longer pink. …

Where Does Salt Fit in My Diet?

Salt plays a part in everyone’s diet, but what is the right amount, should I add some for flavoring, or avoid it completely? Laura Deverse, Dietitian at Carson Tahoe Health in Carson City, Nevada, answers these questions and more.

Food Serving Size – What’s the Magic Portion?

Often we gain weight not because of what we eat, but because we eat too much. Portion size, especially when it comes to restaurant food is out of control. As a result, many of us don’t know what an actual, healthy portion size is – most people overeat at almost every meal.

Keeping Kids Healthy at School

In this day an age of food abundance and cheap junk food, many of us have forgotten how to eat, and as a result, our children are learning bad habits that lead to obesity. As our kids grow, we need to help them develop active lives and healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime. Here are a few tips to keep our kids eating like they should.