Spaghetti Squash: The Ultimate Healthy Pasta Substitute

I had to find out for myself. Through friends of my wife and the internet we were prepared to cook with spaghetti squash for the first time. We just used the spaghetti squash to make a simple spaghetti and served it with spaghetti sauce. I had my doubts, but it was pretty darn good. I will […]

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Foods With Trans Fats and Things You Need to Know

Trans fat is the common name for unsaturated fat with trans-isomer (E-isomer) fatty acid(s). The consumption of trans fats increases the risk of coronary heart disease by raising levels of LDL cholesterol and lowering levels of “good” HDL cholesterol. Obviously, you want to avoid foods with trans fats. Foods where you may find high amount […]

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Don’t Forget to Get Your 10-Year Tetanus Shot

I recently got a tetanus shot.  It wasn’t that big of a deal.  It cost me $21.  My last tetanus shot was about 20 years ago.  We are supposed to get a tetanus shot every 10 years.  Oops.  I’ll get my tetanus shot every 10 years from now on.   So what exactly is tetanus? From […]

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Ways to Raise Your HDL (Good Cholesterol)

High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is one of the five major groups of lipoproteins that enable lipids like cholesterol and triglycerides to be transported within the water-based bloodstream. It is hypothesized that HDL can remove cholesterol from atheroma within arteries and transport it back to the liver for excretion or re-utilization, which is the main reason why […]

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In my never-ending quest for valid health information I have found the great website nutritiondata. It gives you a cornucopia of health information attached to almost any food. They even have many foods from fast foods joints and popular restaurants. For instance, if you wanted to know the nutritional content of raw strawberries, you would […]

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Watch Your Weight and Know Your Body Mass Index (BMI)

From the Calorie Control Council website: Body Mass Index (BMI) is one of the ways to determine when extra pounds translate into health risks. BMI is a measure which takes into account a person’s weight and height to gauge total body fat in adults. Someone with a BMI of 26 to 27 is about 20 […]

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