(As seen in the Surprise Independent newspaper) What are the health benefits of kale? It’s is a dark-green leafy vegetable chock full of vitamins and minerals. Considered a “super food” by many nutrition experts – kale contains folate, which improves brain health; calcium, which strengthens bones; and fiber, which helps manage blood pressure and digestion. Kale also […]
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(As seen in the Scottsdale Independent.) When it comes to holiday treats, Sun Health registered dietitian Tracy Garrett is no Scrooge. How can I eat healthy during the holidays, when there are so many tempting treats? Moderation can be a tough pill to swallow any time of year. But, the “M” word can be a real “bah-humbugger” during the holidays when food, glorious food, is […]
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Life in the fast lane sometimes steers us into the fast lane of a drive-thru where it’s hard to resist the burger, fries, milk shake or the double caramel macchiato calling our name. It’s convenient, it’s relatively cheap and it frees us from the stress of cooking at home and the drudgery of cleaning up. Consuming foods or drinks that comfort us is a common human […]
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by Tracy Garrett Baseball great Babe Ruth excelled on a strict diet of hot dogs and beer. Basketball star Maurice Cheeks led the 76ers to the 1983 championship, powered by chocolate-chip cookies and Hawaiian Punch. Women’s half-pipe snowboarder Alexandra Duckworth prepares for every competition by downing two gallons of coffee. Whether you are a professional […]
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