Blog Knowing the Foods to Eat for a Healthier Heart

Know the Foods to Eat for a Healthier Heart

Eating healthy fats and limiting foods that are high in saturated fats is a way that we can have a healthier heart and decrease our chances of getting heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women so knowing these foods can be beneficial. Healthy fats are found in: Avocados Fish, especially with omega 3 …

Blog Inflammation and Added Sugars

Inflammation and Added Sugars

Added sugars are different than naturally occurring sugars in foods. Too many added sugars can be the starters to inflammation. Injure any place on your body; say your hand and you notice that it will start to swell. This is a normal response to help it heal. When we eat too much added sugar the body is doing the same …

Blog Ways to Include Fruits and Veggies

Ways to Include Fruits and Veggies

Fruits and veggies provide a multitude of vitamins such as A, C and K. They also provide minerals such as folate, potassium, magnesium and phytochemicals which may help lower inflammation. Overall, eating these is linked to a lower risk of many chronic diseases. Many of us still struggle to get these foods into our daily food intake even though they …

Blog The Goodness of Drinking Chocolate Milk

The Goodness of Drinking Chocolate Milk

Sugars are in chocolate milk and this is why many are afraid to drink it. There are many reasons, however, to drink chocolate milk that far outweigh the sugar content. Cow’s 1% or 2% chocolate milk and Silk chocolate brand soy milk provide protein, calcium, vitamin D, potassium, and vitamin B12 along with other vitamins and minerals. This is all …

Blog Nuts Help Make the Most of Your HEealth

Nuts Make the Most of Your Health

You can improve your overall health by eating nuts. There are many types of nuts available and in many different variations from just a simple nut in a shell. The range varies from raw to roasted and salted or roasted and sweetened, etc. Typically the serving size is ¼ cup. Calories can range from 170 to more than 200 per …

Blog Protein in the Vegetarian Diet

Protein in the Vegetarian Diet

Those following a vegetarian diet do have nutritional concerns; however protein is not typically one of them. Before going further I would like to clarify the difference in vegan and vegetarian. They are different. A vegan lifestyle involves more than food. Animal products or anything derived from an animal are not used. This includes clothing or products made from an …

Blog July is Ice Cream Month

July is Ice Cream Month

July is ice cream month so it is time to enjoy this delectable treat.  It sounds good, smooth, creamy and refreshing on these long, hot summer days.  Other frozen treats are enticing, but none will provide the mouthfeel that you get when you eat ice cream.  All year long I hear about frozen treats that are alternate choices for ice …

Blog Blueberries for Your Waistline

Blueberries for Your Waistline

Blueberries are a tiny, dark blue fruit that offer tremendous health benefits such as helping to reduce heart disease, slow the decline of cognitive health and can help prevent some cancers. If you have been in a grocery store lately and gone to the produce department, you know that blueberries are in season.  They look fabulous and have lower prices. …

Blog Sugars and Summer Fruit

Sugars and Summer Fruits

There are so many scrumptious fruits around during the summer months.  Juicy, cold, mouthwatering fruit makes summer a favorite time of year for many.  As I visit with clients, I am told they don’t eat much fruit because of the sugars in fruit.  Since I hear that often, I decided to write this blog.  It’s important for you to know …

Blog Food for the Road

Food For The Road

The car is packed and you are ready to go relax and explore a new world on your road trip.  Then in the next few hours hunger hits you and now what do you do for food?  Part of you wants to eat whatever you want because you are on vacation.  The other part of you wants to still be …