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Fiftysomething Diet: Should You Be Juicing?

juicing0714It’s the popular thing now days…juicing. Seems everyone is doing it. But is it good for you? A noted dietician provides the pros and cons and offers her view of the practice along with some helpful advice on how to do it if you decide that juicing is for you.

Experts ponder the pros and cons of drinking fruits and vegetables

The country seems to be going through a juicing craze, which might have you wondering what fresh-squeezed blends of all kinds of produce can offer your 50-something body. Juicing advocates say the drinks can help keep you young, promote weight loss, boost your immune system and even help treat cancer. Skeptical? Maybe you should be.

Juicing, which came into vogue in the early 1990s, usually refers to using extractors far more powerful than the blender in your pantry to "chew" or grind raw fruits and vegetables for the sole purpose of getting at their juice. Skin, seeds, and fibrous materials are discarded.

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Fiftysomething Diet: What Alcohol Can You Drink While Dieting?

dietingdrinkchoicesModeration is the key, and you'll be surprised to hear which drinks pack many more calories than others

Is it safe to drink while dieting? Conventional wisdom suggests that spirits loosen inhibitions, causing many of us to overeat or make more indulgent food choices than usual. Yet the results of studies are mixed: Some suggest that drinking, or at least heavy drinking, can indeed lead to extra pounds, while others find a more tenuous link between alcohol consumption and weight gain.

If you know that drinking tends to lead you to overeat, it might be best to steer clear of alcohol altogether while you're trying to lose weight. But if you can usually drink in moderation without diving into bowls of chips or trays of tapas, the occasional glass of wine or beer shouldn't seriously hinder your efforts. Keeping your moderate social drinking routines might even help you more easily tolerate the more challenging lifestyle changes you're making with your diet.

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Foods to Avoid If You Have High Triglycerides

bakedbeansfoodstriglyceridesStarchy Veggies

Some vegetables are better than others when you're watching your triglycerides. Limit how much you eat of those that are starchy, like corn and peas. That way, your body won't turn the extra starch into triglycerides. There are plenty of other options, like cauliflower, kale, and mushrooms, to choose from.

Baked Beans With Sugar or Pork Added

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