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Celebrate National Pasta Month with Healthy Dishes that Satisfy the Whole Family

Celebrate National Pasta Month with Healthy Dishes that Satisfy the Whole Family
New York, NY (October 7, 2015) – Each October, we celebrate one of Americans' most beloved foods – pasta! Pasta lovers can rest assured that when pasta is on the table, you've not only made a delicious choice, but a healthy one too. The Mediterranean …
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Prebiotic Pasta is Yummy, Healthy by Reducing Cholesterol Levels
Pasta dishes are one of the most loved food across the globe. Lovers of the Italian cuisine now have another reason to love it as scientists have come up with prebiotic pasta. Beta-glucan, a fiber that helps produce good bacteria, can now be included
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Dr. Revana Recommends Red Wine and Dark Chocolate for National Heart Month

Humble, TX (PRWEB) February 19, 2015

Forget all the champagne and flowers from Valentine?s Day. The best way to keep loved ones? hearts beating strong is with dark chocolate and red wine. Dr. Madaiah Revana, a cardiologist with the Northeast Houston Vein Center, encourages choosing this heart healthy food and drink for National Heart Month.

Heart disease is the number-one killer of women, causing one in three women?s deaths each year. Its importance is still under-recognized because of the false belief that it primarily affects men.

According to the American Heart Association, 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease. Although some risk factors cannot be avoided, such as family history, with the right education, prevention and determination, it can be treated and even ended. Exercising regularly, quitting smoking, losing weight, eating better, managing cholesterol, managing blood pressure and reducing blood sugar are all things everyone is in control of. Dr. Revana wants everyone to know that he is here to help lead and guide people to a healthier lifestyle.

The American Heart Association says, ?every minute in the United States, someone?s wife, mother, daughter or sister dies from a form of heart disease.?

That fact can almost be directly linked to the symptoms of heart disease in women and the under diagnosing of them. As far as symptoms of heart disease go, women are much more likely to experience the atypical symptoms such as dizziness, fatigue, light-headedness, shortness of breath, pain between the shoulder blades, nausea, back pain and indigestion.

Due to the less recognizable symptoms women undergo, they are often unaware that what they are experiencing is a heart attack. Women then tend to blow off the warning signs, assuming something else must be wrong. Properly diagnosing the symptoms plays a vital role because if they are missed, the discovery of the heart disease may be too late. Because of his extensive experience, Dr. Revana knows and understands the differences between the symptoms of men and women.

Eaten in moderation as part of a healthy diet, chocolate may be just what Dr. Revana ordered for better health. Dark chocolate contains flavonoids that act as antioxidants that help reduce the risk of certain illnesses such as heart disease and hypertension.

It?s important to know that not all chocolate is created equal, and milk chocolate only contains cocoa, fat, sugar and artificial flavorings; nothing that will positively benefit health. Avoid chocolate with fillings such as caramel; the sugar and fat that is added to those may erase many of the benefits one gets from eating chocolate.

A glass of red wine a day keeps the doctor away! The same antioxidants found in chocolate (flavonoids) work the exact same way in red wine; they reduce the risk of heart disease by reducing production of ?bad? cholesterol, boosting ?good? cholesterol and reducing blood clotting.

“Besides reducing a cardiovascular event, it can reduce some cancers, also dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and acts like a tranquilizer and relaxes. There’s a saying – I had a rough day, I need a drink… it’s good for all of this, but in moderation, of course,” says Dr. Revana.

Dr. Revana is not encouraging those who do not currently drink alcohol to do so, because of the dangerous side effects of consuming too much. To reap the maximum benefit, women should only consume one glass a day (4 oz.), and two for men.

Good news for red wine lovers ? it is ok and healthy to indulge in moderation. Just like the risk factors of heart disease previously mentioned, everyone is in complete control over how much alcohol intake they consume. Moderation is key.

It?s time for women to take charge of their health and their life. Know the proper signs and symptoms of the heart, and don?t ignore them. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, give Dr. Revana a call today to schedule an appointment at (281)-446-4638.

About Northeast Houston Vein Center:

The experienced physicians at Northeast Houston Vein Center offer comprehensive vein treatment in the Houston area. They provide the latest techniques and state-of-the-art equipment in the diagnosis and treatment of venous disease. Since its establishment in 1978, the medical professionals at Northeast Houston Vein Center have been dedicated to going above and beyond for their patients. Treatment options are minimally invasive and the outpatient procedures will allow patients to resume normal activities the same day. At Northeast Houston Vein Center, patients can imagine a life free of venous disease. For more information, visit their website at http://nehoustonveincenter.com/.

ShopRite Celebrates National Nutrition Month

Keasbey, NJ (PRWEB) March 20, 2015

In honor of National Nutrition Month, ShopRite is hosting events throughout March to celebrate a focus on healthy eating and the important role it has on physical, emotional and mental well-being. A healthy diet can help you lose or maintain weight and prevent a number of chronic diseases; but, most importantly, it can help you feel good.

Visit ShopRite.com for a list of upcoming events at ShopRite stores that aim to help customers follow a healthy eating plan not just this March but all year long.

Additional tips for healthy meal planning made easy include:

Snack! It?s a great way to provide your body with fuel to keep your energy level up all day. Choose healthy snacks that such as fruit, raw veggies, whole grain crackers or low fat yogurt.
Control portions and eat from a plate, not out of a package.
Eat slowly and put your fork down between bites. This allows your body to recognize fullness.
Forget the ?Clean Plate Club.? Listen to your body?s signals and stop eating when you are full. You can always have leftovers wrapped up.
Don?t pick. Contrary to what we?d like to believe: sips, tastes, bites, foods that crumble, foods that don?t hit your plate, food you eat while standing up, or the remainder of your child?s lunch do in fact have calories and can add up quickly.
Make eating the only event and enjoy it. When you eat while watching TV, you may consume more than you think.
Plan your meals and snacks ahead of time so that you?re prepared when hunger strikes.
Go food shopping on a full stomach and stick to a shopping list.
When you?re not really hungry but you get the urge to nibble out of boredom or stress, do something else like read, take a walk, watch television, or call a friend.
Keep portions in check since even healthy food can result in weight gain if you eat more than you should. For example, two cups of brown rice, yes even brown rice, is still around 500 calories. Try measuring your portions for about a week to make sure you are eating appropriate amounts.
Exercise is not a license to overeat. It takes 30 minutes to burn around 200-300 calories, and 1 minute to eat 2 cookies for the same amount of calories.
About ShopRite

ShopRite is the registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative based in Keasbey, NJ, and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States. With more than 250 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than six million customers each week. A long-time supporter of key community efforts, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves. Through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite has donated $ 33 million to 1,700 worthy charities and food banks since the program began in 1999. As a title sponsor of the LPGA?s ShopRite Classic, ShopRite has raised more than $ 27 million for local organizations, hospitals and community groups. Progressive Grocer named ShopRite its 2011 Retailer of the Year and Supermarket News awarded ShopRite its 2011 Retail Excellence Award. For more information, please visit http://www.ShopRite.com.

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March is National Nutrition Month: Carol Fenster?s Tips for Healthy Eating on a Gluten-Free Diet

(PRWEB) March 10, 2014

Eating nutritious food is important for people on a gluten-free diet so they can maintain good health. In celebration of March as National Nutrition Month, Carol Fenster, author of Gluten-Free 101: The Essential Beginner?s Guide to Easy Gluten-Free Cooking, offers tips for following a healthy diet while still avoiding gluten.

?Knowing how to make nutritious, gluten-free choices is important,? says Fenster, author of 11 gluten-free cookbooks, ?because not all gluten-free foods supply the nutrients our bodies need for good health.? Fenster favors the Mediterranean diet because it emphasizes fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, nuts, legumes, and fish?while discouraging highly-processed foods. But some of the foods recommended on the Mediterranean diet can still be problematic for gluten-free people if not selected wisely, so here is Fenster?s advice.

Eat a Rainbow of Fruits and Vegetables, but Beware of Sauces, Thickeners, and Toppings.

All fruits and vegetables are healthy in their own way but try to maximize nutrient intake with a wide variety of brightly-hued veggies such as purple cabbage and eggplant, red bell peppers and tomatoes, orange carrots and squash, and green broccoli or kale. Sauces on vegetables are especially suspicious because? unless they are reduced (boiled down to a concentrated, thicker version)? they must be thickened and that thickener is usually gluten-containing wheat. Instead, potato starch, cornstarch, or sweet rice flour are excellent thickeners for sauces.

Make sure toppings on vegetables?such as crispy breadcrumbs?are gluten-free. Vegetable soups might be thickened with wheat flour. Brightly-hued fruits such as berries, cherries, mango, and kiwi are excellent choices for dessert but make sure any dessert sauces, puddings, or pastries in which they?re used are also gluten-free.

Opt for Gluten-Free Whole Grains.

Eating whole grains is especially challenging for gluten-free people because the most common choices are wheat-based, such as whole-wheat cereals. Rather than a highly-processed breakfast cereal based on rice?a common, gluten-free alternative?cook a batch of gluten-free whole grains such as amaranth, buckwheat, millet, quinoa, or sorghum ahead of time and keep them in the fridge. When heated and topped with honey and cinnamon, these pre-cooked grains make a quick, hearty breakfast with important nutrients for good health. Or, make a whole grain salad such as Red Quinoa Salad for a hearty, vegetarian main entree; add cooked shrimp for a more filling dish.

?Oatmeal is another good whole-grain choice, but make sure the label says gluten-free to assure that the oats are grown and processed under gluten-free conditions,? says Fenster. The Whole Grains Council recommends three to five daily servings of whole grains, but a serving of cooked whole grains is only one-half cup so most Americans can easily get more than that at any one meal.

Load Up on Beans and Legumes.

?Beans and legumes are among the healthiest foods on earth and especially good for gluten-free people,? says Fenster, ?because of their fiber, B-vitamins, and protein.? They are also low in fat and sodium and very inexpensive. Conveniently available in cans, they only need to be rinsed thoroughly to remove excess sodium and then they?re ready to use in soups, stews, casseroles, side dishes?or mashed into purees and used in baking. Fenster co-authored a free, downloadable booklet with dietitian Shelley Case called Pulses in the Gluten-Free Diet on how to use beans and legumes in gluten-free baking and cooking.

Choose Baked Goods Wisely or Be the Baker.

Commercial bakery goods are discouraged on the Mediterranean diet, but breads are one of the most-missed items for gluten-free people. So, it?s tempting to over-indulge when one finds gluten-free versions in stores. However, cautions Fenster, many store-bought bakery items contain highly-processed flours such as white rice flour and have high sugar, fat, and sodium contents with low amounts of protein and fiber.

Instead, seek out whole-grain gluten-free breads in stores or make homemade versions with gluten-free bread recipes and add healthier gluten-free flours such as amaranth, buckwheat, quinoa, sorghum, and teff. Home-baking gives greater control over the fat, sugar, and sodium content in food, says Fenster. Be sure to read the labels of all ingredients to make sure they are gluten-free and measure correctly for best results, using Fenster?s video, How to Measure Flour, as a guide.

?Following the Mediterranean diet while avoiding gluten can be extremely healthy,? says Fenster. ?It all depends on the choices we make, so always opt for the most nutritious, safe choice for maximum health.?

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay Takes S’mores from Sweet to Savory for National S’mores Day

(PRWEB) July 07, 2014

In honor of National S?mores Day on Sunday, August 10, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is giving s?mores a twist and taking them from sweet to savory. Executive Sous Chef Ryan Urig will present three savory s?mores, each paired with a local beer. The s?mores will be served Sunday, August 10 from noon to sunset on The Ocean Terrace.

Heirloom Tomato Jam with Toasted Goat Cheese on Gluten Free Bread
Pair with Speakeasy Big Daddy IPA, San Francisco ? an American-style India Pale Ale, it is generously dry-hopped with tight carbonation

Scallop on Walnut Bread with Reduced Balsamic
Pair with Speakeasy Tallulah, San Francisco ? an extra pale ale with tropical fruit aromas, a light caramel sweetness and moderate hopping

Roasted Eggplant on Grilled Pita Bread with Bruleed Mozzarella Cheese
Pair with Trumer Pils, Berkley ? a German style pilsner that is characterized by hoppy bitterness, high carbonation, and a light body

Sweet s?mores will also be available for toasting and include marshmallows in various flavors such as strawberry, chocolate and vanilla.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Situated 23 miles southwest of the San Francisco International Airport, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is a 261-room destination spa and golf coastal resort and the San Francisco Bay Area?s only oceanfront resort. Set atop a rugged bluff overlooking 50 miles of pristine California coastline, the timeless oceanfront estate provides guests with a relaxed yet refined experience, whether for a romantic getaway, meeting or special event. For more information on fall activities, please contact The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay at 650-712-7000. For room reservations, contact your travel professional, visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/hmb or call Ritz-Carlton worldwide reservations at 800-241-3333. Visit http://www.experiencehalfmoonbay.com to learn more about the destination.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 86 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, an award that originated in 1987. Its purpose is to promote the awareness of quality excellence, recognize quality achievements of companies and publicize successful quality strategies. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company won the award in 1992 and 1999. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company web site at http://www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc.

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Unique Natural Sleep Aid Gets First National Attention

Overland Park, KS (PRWEB) June 11, 2014

Berry Sleepy ? The 100% Fruit Sleep Aid has come a long way in a short time. After the product was launched out of the creators? home just 15 months ago, Berry Sleepy ? The 100% Fruit Sleep Aid received its first national publicity by getting plugged in the May issue of Runner?s World Magazine.

?We work hard every day and we?ve had steady successes, but getting in Runner?s World is very exciting and a huge help in getting the word out about our healthy sleep aid,? said co-founder Greg Doring.

One of the prominent magazine?s feature articles discusses how quality sleep can improve running performance. Berry Sleepy is one of several products highlighted to help induce sleep.

With a circulation of around 700,000, Runner?s World Magazine is by far the largest exposure the Kansas City-based health product has seen. To date, it has mostly gained customers grassroots-style from social media and word-of-mouth.

?People are desperate for good sleep, but most are freaked out by the dangers and side effects of typical sleep aids,? said co-founder Adrienne Doring. ?There can be skepticism that fruit can do the job, so getting attention from such a respected publication is a big validation.?

Berry Sleepy is a unique natural sleep remedy made entirely from three fruits that have been proven to help induce sleep: passion fruit, tart cherries and goji berries. In addition to helping improve sleep, the fruits contain vitamins and antioxidants.

Berry Sleepy ? The 100% Fruit Sleep Aid was first sold in January of 2013. The product website BerrySleepy.com sells 60 capsules for $ 49.95. Add coupon code “run” for $ 10 off at checkout. Accompanying the product is a 100% money-back guarantee.

Berry Sleepy is also available on Amazon.com. To learn more about Berry Sleepy or to view retail locations, visit the website.

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