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 Fall Produce to Stay Strong

Fall Produce to Stay Strong

The weather is changing and the grocery stores fruit and veggie stands are changing colors. You are now seeing more orange, red and green colors as the fall produce has entered the stands. Now is the time of year that the acorn and butternut squash appear along with pumpkins. For even more color and flavor, you will see radishes, spinach, …

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 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 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 What To Eat At Epcot

Eating At Epcot When You Have Three Hours!

There are times that eating a balanced meal is just simply not going to work and this evening was one of them.   Having a chance to make a short visit to Epcot, I quickly decided there was not enough time to eat and I would grab something at the park. With three hours to cover three hundred acres at Epcot, …

Blog Eating On Sanibel Island

Eating on Sanibel Island

The beauty and magic of Sanibel Island is more than a getaway to warm weather during the cold winter months.  The sandy, shell filled beach along the Gulf of Mexico and coconut trees is only a beginning.  My journey started by being picked up at the airport by a friend.  Our first stop was the Trico Seafood Market just off …