A Nutritionist's Guide to Stocking a Healthy Kitchen

It's no secret that preparing our own meals makes it easier to stick to a healthy-eating plan. You know the ingredients going into your food, and there's no sneaky extra sodium, sugar or calorie bombs hiding in home-cooked meals. That being said, it can also be time consuming to make everything at home, not to mention the time it takes to go to the grocery store if all the elements aren't already in your kitchen. One way to make it a little easier is to ensure that your kitchen is always stocked with what you need -- ingredients that are satisfying to your taste buds and easy to prepare, whether you are enjoying a relaxing day at home on the weekend or just home from a busy day at the office, with no energy to whip up a fancy dinner. Below is a list of some of my favorite products to stock your kitchen, so you're never more than a few feet away from a healthy meal or snack. And rest assured, my selections are 100 percent impartial -- none of the brands featured paid to make my list. For the Pantry Breakfast: Mesa Sunrise cereal Smart Bran Pacific Foods steel cut oats and Modern Oats Vigilant Eats Superfood Cereal Snacks: Orgran Essential Fiber Rich Crackers (for 2 crackers, you get 5 grams of fiber, 2 grams of protein, and only 40 calories. Put some nut butter or a slice of turkey on top and you have yourself a great snack!) GG Scandinavian Bran Crisp (new honey raisin and pumpkin seed varieties are great!) Natural nut butter: Justin's and Nuttzo are great brands Seasnax C...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
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Source: Respiratory Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Semin Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research
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Source: Respiratory Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Semin Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research
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Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
Authors: Fang JW, Yu YJ, Tang LY, Chen SY, Zhang MY, Sun T, Wu SN, Yu K, Li B, Shao Y Abstract BACKGROUND We used fractional amplitude of low-frequency fluctuation (fALFF) technology to investigate spontaneous cerebral activity in patients with monocular blindness (MB) and in healthy controls (HCs). MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty MB patient and 15 HCs were included in this study. All subjects were scanned by resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI). The independent sample t test and chi-squared test were applied to analyze demographics of MB patients and HCs. The 2-sample t test and receiver opera...
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Source: Acta medica Indonesiana - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Acta Med Indones Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research
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Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research
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