16 Steps to a New You in the New Year

Let your New Year’s resolution know you’re in it for the long haul. By taking the following steps, you’ll steadily become the healthier, lighter, younger-looking and all-around better you you’ve always wanted to be. Set out with determination, make the right food, exercise and lifestyle choices, and you’ll get to enjoy a makeover that’ll last a lifetime. Step into 2013 with a renewed sense of what it means to live well!

Protect Your Heart With Antioxidants

“Tomatoes are full of the antioxidant vitamin C and high concentrations of beta-carotene. Just one cup of fresh tomato will give you nearly 58% of the daily value for vitamin C, 22% of the daily value for vitamin A, and almost 8% of the daily value for fiber. Tomatoes are also rich in potassium, niacin, B6, and folate. A study in the Journal of Nutrition, found that women with the highest intake of lycopene-rich tomato-based foods had a significantly reduced risk of heart disease. It was found that as the women’s blood levels of lycopene increased, their risk for cardiovascular disease dropped.”
- Mao Shing Ni, PhD, D.O.M., Dipl. ABAAHP

3 Secrets for Choosing the Best Rotisserie Chicken at the Store

How can you know you're getting one that's fresh, juicy and crispy?

The rotisserie chickens at the store can make a great, quick dinner for the family. They can also be good pre-made bases for many recipes! But when they're all sitting together in the same case, how can you know you're getting one that's fresh, juicy and crispy? Here are three insider tips for choosing the best chicken.

1. Reach for the Back

Go for a chicken that's in the back of the case. Because the store typically loads the case from behind, you can bet the chickens in the front will have been sitting there the longest.

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