Items Tagged ‘healthy food’

Using a juice cleanse to slim down for a big event? Here's a better alternative.

April 24, 2018

Using a juice cleanse to slim down for a big event? Here’s a better alternative.

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

Juice cleanses claim to help you lose weight fast, so it’s no wonder they’ve become so popular with summer vacationers and others who want to slim down for a special event coming soon. But the cold-pressed truth, says a UCLA dietitian, is that a juice cleanse – sometimes referred to as juicing – probably isn’t the […]

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Tags: bloat, BMI, body composition, body mass index (BMI), Dana Hunnes, dietician, dietitian, dramatic weight loss, energy levels, healthy food, juice cleanse, juicing


'Edible' 106-year-old fruitcake discovery raises question: how long do frozen foods actually keep?

September 7, 2017

‘Edible’ 106-year-old fruitcake discovery raises question: how long do frozen foods actually keep?

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

While some of us are wondering whether those frozen veggies sitting in the back of our freezer are still good, conservators in Antarctica recently uncovered a 106-year-old, “almost” edible fruitcake preserved in ice. To be sure, you shouldn’t wait for your frozen foods to join the centenarian club before you make use of them, but […]

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Tags: Dana Hunnes, dietician, dietitian, food, healthy food, nutrition


Seven weight-loss strategies for children

January 20, 2017

Seven weight-loss strategies for children

By uclahealth uclahealth

If you are concerned about your child’s weight, you’re not alone. Childhood obesity has risen dramatically in the last three decades, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). By 2014, about 17 percent of children and adolescents – 12.7 million – were overweight or obese. And it’s not just a cosmetic […]

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Tags: adolescents, asthma, balanced meals, BMI, body mass index, childhood obesity, children, diabetes, exercise habits, healthy food, healthy meals, healthy snacks


Healthy Eating Around the Holidays: Adopting a Plant-based Diet

November 14, 2016

Healthy Eating Around the Holidays: Adopting a Plant-based Diet

By uclahealth uclahealth

By Dana Hunnes The holidays can be the most joyful time of year, and the most stressful. Eating healthfully can be a challenge even for the best-intentioned of us, and there are a number of reasons why: Between October and the end of the year, it is a free-for-all grub fest. There is Halloween, where […]

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Tags: blood pressure, calorie counting, calories, diet, healthy food, healthy food options, holiday diet, holiday food, holiday weight gain, obesity, plant-based diet, servings


Sneaky snacks: five ‘good-for-you’ foods that aren’t

July 15, 2016

Sneaky snacks: five ‘good-for-you’ foods that aren’t

By uclahealth uclahealth

Whether you want to lose weight or improve your overall health, a nutritious diet is an important piece of the puzzle. Knowing what foods to eat can be complicated, and sometimes, unhealthy foods can masquerade as wholesome options. Keep an eye out for these sneaky snacks: Multigrain and wheat breads with fillers Whole grains are […]

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Tags: agave syrup, bread, bread fillers, diet, food choices, healthy food, nutritional foods, organic, organic snacks, shakes, sneaky food, wheat fillers


Beyond popsicles: Healthy summer eating tips

June 22, 2016

Beyond popsicles: Healthy summer eating tips

By uclahealth uclahealth

While “summertime food” may conjure images of hot dogs and ice cream, summer is actually the perfect time to increase your family’s intake of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Whether they’re cannonballing into the pool, building sandcastles, riding bikes or scaling jungle gyms, fun in the sun makes kids ravenous. So take advantage of that […]

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Tags: childrens health, healthy diet, healthy food, healthy living, protein, summer food, UCLA Fit for Healthy Weight Program, whole grain


Vegetarian chili

March 3, 2016

Vegetarian chili

By uclahealth uclahealth

Serves 6 Recipe Ingredients 1 ½ tsp. Olive oil ¾ cup Onions, fresh, diced 1 tsp. Garlic, chopped ½ cup Celery, chopped ¾ cup Green bell pepper, julienned ¾ cup Zucchini, diced 1” ¾ cup Mushrooms, pre-sliced 1 tsp. Chili powder, mild ½ tsp. Cayenne pepper 1 ¼ tsp Cumin, ground 1 ¼ tsp. Coriander, […]

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Tags: healthy diet, healthy food, healthy recipes, recipes, UCLA Health tips, vegetarian chili


Sustainable tilapia with quinoa kale salad

February 26, 2016

Sustainable tilapia with quinoa kale salad

By uclahealth uclahealth

Serves 6 Recipe Ingredients 6 each Tilapia filets, boneless, raw 5–7 oz. each 1 cup Seasoned flour (see sub-recipe) 3 oz. Fresh pink grapefruit cut into bite size chunks 3 oz. Kale, shredded 3 oz. Homemade Greek dressing (see sub-recipe) 1 ¼ cup Quinoa with fresh herbs (see sub-recipe) Seasoned Flour Ingredients 1 cup Flour, […]

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Tags: healthy diet, healthy food, healthy recipes, kale, quinoa, tilapia


7 Foods to Eat for a Healthy Heart

February 24, 2016

7 Foods to Eat for a Healthy Heart

By uclahealth uclahealth

Keeping your heart healthy is important. You’ve probably heard plenty about the foods that you shouldn’t eat to keep your heart healthy, but there are plenty of delicious options that will help improve your health. Check out these 7 foods to eat for a healthy heart. Fish is high in omega-3s, which are great for […]

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Tags: featured, healthy diet, healthy food, healthy heart, healthy living, heart health


Indian chicken curry

February 11, 2016

Indian chicken curry

By uclahealth uclahealth

Serves 6 Recipe Ingredients 2 pounds Chicken tenders, raw, cut in smaller pieces 1 Tbsp. Corn oil 1 cup Onions, julienned 1 tsp. Garlic, chopped 2 tsp. Ginger root, minced ¾ cup Tomatoes, fresh, diced ¼ 1 tsp. Cumin, ground ½ tsp. Turmeric, ground 1 tsp. Coriander, ground ½ tsp. Chili Powder, mild ¼ tsp. […]

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