Posts in the ‘Nutrition’ Category

Jenny’s Anti-inflammatory Snack Mix

I get asked a lot, “what is a healthy snack?” To build a good snack that will leave you feeling satisfied and energized until your next meal, make it well-rounded. Include some protein and fiber to help you feel full, as well as some healthy carbohydrate to give your brain a boost. Pulling from a

Should I Buy Organic? (Part 2)

Part 2: Organic and your health In part one of my two-part series on organic food, I covered what the label “organic” means by USDA standards. Today, in part two, we will explore if buying organic is better for our personal health. I’ll also include some tips for making organic food fit into your budget.

Should I Buy Organic? (Part 1)

Part 1: Understanding what organic means “Should I buy organic?” It’s a question I ask myself constantly when perusing the aisles of the grocery store. That’s because organic is more expensive than non-organic, most of the time. Is it worth our extra dollar to get those organic strawberries, or would the regulars be just fine?

How to Make a Weekly Meal Plan

My family and I recently returned from a two week road trip. Before we left, life was busy tying up loose ends, packing, getting the car serviced, and arranging care for the pets and plants. With all the to-do’s, one of the first things that slipped was me cooking dinner for my family every night.

What Works Best to Reduce Belly Fat?

This is a question that I’ve been asked more than once. Most recently, by a woman who attended my Nutrition for Menopause workshop. When a woman reaches this transitional time in life, it’s not uncommon to see a fullness develop around her middle. While most weight and body fat increases can be attributed to lifestyle

10 Tips for Healthy Grilling

It’s Fourth of July weekend! Chances are your plans include grilling – not much is more American than a good ol’ cook out. The grill can be an excellent cooking tool to create delicious texture and flavor. However, applying high heat and flames to protein-rich meat can form heterocyclic amines (HCAs), a group of compounds

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Ugly Veggies Need Love Too

Last year I caught an interesting documentary on channel 8 titled, “Just Eat It.” The film explores the issue of food waste in North America through the trials and tribulations of Jen and Grant, a foodie couple that decides to become “freegans” for six months and subsist on food that would otherwise be thrown away.

10 Easy Ways to Add More Fiber to Your Diet

Most Americans could use more fiber in their diet. The benefits are numerous: not only does it keep you regular (who doesn’t feel happier with a consistent BM schedule?); it can also help you maintain a healthy weight and stave off disease. Fiber Basics Fiber is the part of plant food that your gut cannot

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Everything You Need to Know About Sugar, Sugar Alcohols, and Artificial Sweeteners

In my Healthy Living Group at Eleutheria Wellness Center this week, we talked about the revisions to the Nutrition Facts label that we will be seeing in the next couple of years. One of the major changes is the addition of a line listing added sugars in grams in addition to total sugars. This is a great

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To GMO or No?

I recently heard a very interesting story on NPR about the candy industry switching from beet sugar to cane sugar. Why, you ask? Because nearly all sugar beets in the United States are GMO, whereas sugar cane is not. And there is a great deal of consumer pressure in the food market to avoid GMO

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