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 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 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 …

Blog New Name for Nutrition Works

New Name for Nutrition Works

In case you haven’t already noticed, I am changing the name of my company from “Nutrition Works” to “Eats With Grace”. I’ve been using this name for the past year on my Facebook page and in other social media and thought it was time to make it official. The name says more about my approach as I provide support towards …

Blog blueberry salad with goat cheese

Anti-Inflammatory Blueberries in Season

There is promising data that blueberries may have an anti-inflammatory effect because they contain anthocyanin (this is what gives them that dark blue color).  Cellular studies, along with human and animal research, have suggested that anthocyanin may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, decline in cognitive function, and certain types of cancer due to its anti-inflammatory properties.1  The anti-inflammatory …

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A Fun Snack

Well several things have come my way since my last blog. At this moment I am sitting at the airport thinking back over the past few days. Because of the move of a longtime friend, I am in sunny Sanibel, FA. I am sitting here dressed for DFW weather and at the moment I am actually hot. For me that …

week three challenges have begun

Week Three Challenges Have Begun

Remember I told you in my last blog that the cold is not my favorite weather.  I struggled a better part of the week.  It was sunny on Saturday morning and that allowed for a long walk, but the sun went away and by Sunday, I was struggling again.  Fortunately I had a lot of busy work to do so it …