This Week's Healthy Headlines


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Tortilla Crusted Feta and Broccoli Quiche

Minutes to a Healthier Work Day

8 Truths About Tanning

Pencil It In

Creepy Places Germs Lurk

Five Great Places to Learn a New Watersport

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Vegan Overnight Oats

HG's Best-In-Dough Bagel Tips

Recipe Rehab: Fresh Apple Cake

Italians have a healthier attitude about food than Americans do

Sports drinks geared more toward intense activity

Inspired By the Tour De France? Get Cycling With These Pro Tips

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    Italy has better outlook to food. I fell thats true. we eat in out cars and gulp huge sodas and pig out in front of the tv. we don't even know what we are eating half the time. - 7/28/2010   3:03:49 PM
  • 15
    I've been toying with the idea of doing a Mediterranean diet/lifestyle, so I appreciated the article about Italians and food. Also loved #12's comment re: if Americans slowed down enough to taste their food, they'd realize it isn't that good (paraphrasing--but you get the gist). LOL So true!! - 7/26/2010   5:12:54 PM
    I will try the oatmeat raisin recipe, looks good!!! - 7/26/2010   1:41:27 PM
  • 13
    The Italians and their attitude to food was brilliant! I stayed in Venice with my dad for two weeks when I was 12, and the article described my foodie experience there exactly! Best holiday I ever had. :-)

    The Tanning truths were good. I know we need a small amount of contact with the sun for our vitamin D, but I'll never understand why people take such huge risks with skin cancer when the risks are so well known. My Dad died of melanoma. It took half his leg before going to his heart three months later. He was 47 and he wasn't a sunbather. He got melanoma because he walked around in the sun unprotected when he travelled. :-( - 7/26/2010   11:32:21 AM
    I totally agree with the article that said that Italians have a better attitude towards food than Americans do. I've been to Italy twice and like the author of the article, I didn't gain weight even though I ate extremely well. I didn't eat junk food at all. I ate small portions of exquisitely cooked food. I ate tons of fresh fruits and veggies too. I didn't see people walking around with honkin cups of coffee or sodas. They drank mineral water, a habit I picked up as well as small cups of espresso or regular coffee.

    Italians treat their food with reverence. They aren't like Americans who eat their meals in under five minutes. The fact is, we don't take the time to really taste our food. If we did, we'd realize how lousy some of the food we eat really is.

    - 7/26/2010   10:52:19 AM
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    I like the recipe site. I am planning on making the quiche. - 7/26/2010   9:15:02 AM
    LOVED the article on Italians' healthier attitude on food! When you've got the best, it's the best. I've never eaten better, and that was 40+ years ago :) - 7/26/2010   7:52:10 AM
  • 9
    I liked the articles on cycling. Thanks, I will read all of them. - 7/26/2010   7:37:49 AM
  • 8
    I always love trying out new recipes. . .all the articles were great information. - 7/25/2010   4:50:14 PM
  • 7
    I love Caitlin's website! Now I've got it bookmarked so that I can go back and read much more! - 7/25/2010   4:14:32 PM
  • 6
    I enjoy all the articles,and always learn something.Thou on tanning,and having worked jobs outside,wondered why it didnt say our bodies need sun.Like it is best source of vitamin D,which our body needs.O ne dont need to tan in order to get the amount of sun needed to make our vitamin D either.Just 15 to 20 mins per day will do it ,and do it before 10am or after 6pm is best if concerned about tanning.I sure agree on tanning not all that great for one ,but know we need our sun in our life - 7/25/2010   3:45:23 PM
  • 5
    I liked the article on tanning; I can't believe with all the information available about how harmful it is that people still do it. I know so many people that tan in the sun or tanning beds and believe "skin cancer won't happen to me".

    Well, I had a cousin that died from skin cancer, it spread to his brain, and his last days were not good ones for him or his family.

    - 7/25/2010   1:50:46 PM
  • 4
    I like the idea of using whole wheat tortillas as a quiche crust! - 7/25/2010   12:28:28 PM
  • 3
    i printed the fresh apple cake it look sooo goood thanks - 7/25/2010   11:43:03 AM
  • 2
    I always like to read the articles on "Oh She Glows." The Oatmeal Raisin Oatmeal looks so good! - 7/25/2010   10:27:19 AM
  • 1
    I thought the apple cake was an interesting article. I had a new recipe to try out. - 7/25/2010   10:16:59 AM

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