Vegan Diet Tops Keto in U.S. News & World Report Diet Ranking

vegan mealIs going vegan to improve your health one of your resolutions for 2020? Good choice! A vegan diet ranked No. 2 for both weight loss and diabetes and No. 4 for heart health in U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of 35 diets. But research shows that a vegan diet should have actually ranked No. 1.

People who eat a vegan diet are at lower risk for cancer, heart disease and hypertension than those who follow other dietary patterns, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health/ National Cancer Institute. Vegans were also the only group in a healthy weight range. Continue reading “Vegan Diet Tops Keto in U.S. News & World Report Diet Ranking”

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My Top Fitness Tips for Women

fitness womenThroughout history, societal norms have dictated the body beauty ideal for women – whether soft and rounded, model-skinny or strong and chiseled. This “ideal” is ever-changing and is both geographically and culturally driven. Many women have taken extreme and unhealthy steps to meet someone else’s idea of a perfect body. Bowing to societal pressure, women continue to restrict calories beyond what is healthy, undergo dangerous cosmetic procedures, wear uncomfortable undergarments and engage in excessive exercise all in the name of attaining that elusive perfect body. Young girls, unable to reach someone else’s ideal, are becoming stressed, Continue reading “My Top Fitness Tips for Women”

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5 Tips to Improve Your Diet in the New Year

vegetarian mealAs we start 2019, it is a good time to reflect on 2018 to help make this new year even better. I hope that we all strive for happier and healthier lives, and that we are able to achieve that, as well. I also hope that Village Green continues to be a resource for your nutritional supplements compounding and prescription needs, products for hand and body care, as well as a place that provides you with information and knowledge.

Whether you believe in resolutions or not, making a conscious decision and effort to make healthier choices can always be something we work towards. The following tips are designed to be realistic and long-term, to help improve your diet. Continue reading “5 Tips to Improve Your Diet in the New Year”

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Welcome 2018! My New Year’s Resolution

family-mealBy the time you read this, many Americans will have already defaulted on their New Year’s resolutions and we are only into day 2! In our household, we don’t typically make resolutions (well, not on New Year’s anyway). We try not to wait until New Year’s Eve to try something new. Each day that we wake up is a new day, a day to start over, make changes, and to be happy. You don’t need to wait for tomorrow, a new year, Monday or Friday.

However, this year I am making one. It is a simple idea but I know it will be challenging. Continue reading “Welcome 2018! My New Year’s Resolution”

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Plant-Based Fiber is the Key to Good Health

fiberFiber plays a key role for digestion, weight loss and cancer prevention, and can even increase lifespan! But don’t be fooled – many packaged food companies are trying to boost sales by adding extra fiber to their gummy candy or yogurt, but the best source of fiber is plants themselves! Yes, natural fiber is found only in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. So make sure you’re filling your plate with whole, plant-based foods.

What is Fiber?

There are two types of fiber: soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber is found in oats, beans and other legumes, and some fruits and vegetables. Soluble fiber lowers cholesterol levels. Continue reading “Plant-Based Fiber is the Key to Good Health”

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  • Paula Gallagher
    Paula Gallagher
    Paula is a highly qualified and experienced nutrition counselor on the staff at Village Green.
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