All Blog Posts Tagged 'health' (79)


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To Eat or Not to Eat After a Stomach Virus

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Your stomach virus has probably run its course and you’re feeling kind of hungry. Are you…

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Added by Cess Padilla on April 15, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments


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Nourishing Mondays: Gluten-Free Chewy Goji Berry Bars

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Early mornings can be chaotic. Alarms going off, packing lunches, choosing outfits…who has time for breakfast? At most, you may be able to grab a piece of toast or a piece of fruit. Or, you may go the unhealthy route and make a pit stop at your favorite fast food joint for a…

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Added by Foodem on June 24, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Nourishing Mondays: Grilled Chipotle-Corn Salad

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Summertime is rapidly approaching. It's time to pull out the grill, invite a few friends and family over, and show off your grilling skills.

If you’ve ever noticed, most of the time there are plenty of meats and meat alternatives to choose from, but often…

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Added by Foodem on June 17, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments


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(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: Edible Remedies

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Food can be more than just a tasty meal. Some kinds of food actually have medicinal properties, and can be used as natural remedies to common ailments. Before the time of modern,…

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Added by Foodem on December 28, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: How to Stay Healthy While Traveling

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Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel seasons of the year. If you are boarding a plane, train, or automobile this upcoming holiday weekend, there are some strategies you will…

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Added by Foodem on November 21, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: Meat-Free for a Day

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If you were raised eating meat as part of your everyday diet, then suddenly giving it up can be quite difficult. Some people do make the commitment to lead a 100% vegetarian, or even vegan…

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Added by Foodem on November 16, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Obama Care

Affordable Care Act is the law. Community Ambassador Benefit Fund is needed now, more than ever. CAB Fund provides resources for Hospitality workers who face financial crisis from unexpected health care emergencies. It pays for itself with help from the people who need it most, the Hospitality industry. Crazy? Maybe. I started out trying to fix bad taxi service but this is where it led. By simply calling a Capt.CAB driver, 15% of every fare supports CAB Fund.

The drivers are a kind of…

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Added by Kevin Brown on November 14, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments


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(Recap) Sustainable Saturdays: What’s the Buzz, Honey?

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Let’s talk about honey. Bees produce it. Winnie the Pooh loves (and misspells) it. It is sold in bear-shaped plastic bottles. But how does the stuff go from being inside a beehive to drizzling from a…

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Added by Foodem on October 24, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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How the Affordable Care Act Affects Restaurant Operators

How the Affordable Care Act Affects Restaurant Operators

By: Aprons & Smocks

 

In late June, the Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate within President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. This means that starting in 2014, most Americans will be required to buy health insurance or pay a penalty. Furthermore, employers who have 50 or more…

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Added by Aprons & Smocks on October 12, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments


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Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Cholesterol

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My dog developed a bald spot on his lower back last year. The vet said it could be a skin condition, so we tried a couple antibiotics and rubs. A month later his receding hairline wasn’t showing any…

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Added by Foodem on October 5, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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(RECAP) Sustainable Saturdays: The Smart Way to Eat Organic

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We’ve all heard people say, “I only buy organic.” Why has this become so popular? Organic foods are completely free of the chemicals and pesticides that are used so liberally in industrial…

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Added by Foodem on September 19, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Brighten Your Pearly Whites With These Powerful Foods

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Foods play an extremely important role in our lives, but who didn’t know that already? The foods we eat affect our mood, the way our skin looks and feels, our hair and nails, the strength of our bones, down to our teeth and gums.

Now ask yourself, what stands out the most when meeting someone for the first time? Is the way they’re dressed? Sure, that’s one thing…

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Added by Foodem on September 12, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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What’s the Deal with Amino Acids?

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Have you ever heard of amino acids? Don’t feel bad if you haven’t – you won’t see them on any nutrition facts labels. This is because they are under the broad term “proteins” – which is about as…

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Added by Foodem on September 5, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Almond Milk: Are You Convinced Yet?

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Almond milk continues to be all the rage among those looking for alternatives to cow’s milk. 30 to 50 million Americans are lactose intolerant, while another…

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Added by Foodem on May 30, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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There’s Nothing Like DIY Granola

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This past weekend, unlike many, I had the opportunity to lounge around the house and do nothing. After rising from a full eight hours of sleep, I decided I’d try a recipe that I stumbled across while…

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Added by Foodem on March 27, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Cutting Calories in Artisan Sandwiches

Fresh baked bread, imported meats, house-made spreads...what’s not to love about an artisan sandwich?  Well, the calorie count may be an issue to some people.  With New Years and Resolutions just around the corner it’s not a bad idea to start thinking about ways to cut calories for those diners on a weight loss mission.  Sandwiches provide an easy platform to make simple changes that will lower their fat and calorie contents.  Here are some ideas to help get started:

 

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Added by Alyson Mar, RD on December 14, 2011 at 1:36pm — 1 Comment


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Happy Holiday Season!

Today marks the start of December, and the countdown to Christmas.  To get us into the holiday spirit I have compiled a list of some of our favorite holiday treats and of course their calorie counts. 

 

  

Eggnog, a sweetened dairy-based holiday drink made with cream, eggs,…

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Added by Alyson Mar, RD on December 1, 2011 at 7:18am — 5 Comments


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Different Diners, Different Dietary Needs

No two diners are the same, but like any groups, different styles of diners may have similar nutrition needs during dining.  Here are some of the groups and trends that I have observed: 

 

The Business Lunch Crowd: 

 

  • Who they are:  If you operate in a metro area you know them well.  Smartly dressed, they either come in to grab a quick desk meal, or come in and sit down for a business lunch/meeting.  Whether in a group or on their own, one thing is…
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Added by Alyson Mar, RD on November 17, 2011 at 7:07am — 1 Comment


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Nutrition on Hotel Menus

A few years ago the National Restaurant Association reported that48% of the average American household food budget is spent dining out.  That’s pretty high for an average, but some of us eat out far more than the average person, in particular those of us on the road.  Those of you who I see around the restaurant trade show circuit know what I am talking about; eating three meals a day (at least, sometimes there are happy hours and parties) either in…

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Added by Alyson Mar, RD on November 2, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments


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Evaluating America’s Top 10 Healthiest Fast Food Restaurants

I recently stumbled upon this article from Health magazine: America’s Top 10 Healthiest Fast Food Restaurants.  As a secret lover of fast food (a treat that I only enjoy on road trips) I was intrigued. Surprisingly, there were more restaurants listed that I haven’t I have never even heard of, much less visited.

 

Time to investigate.

 

Jason’s…

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Added by Alyson Mar, RD on October 19, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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