Changing Your Veggie Taste Buds

We all know increasing your veggie intake is one of the first things that is mentioned when one wants to eat healthy and / or lose weight.  Some of us struggle with getting veggies in due to taste, texture, or inconvenience.  I challenge you to try new veggies this spring.  Gardens are growing and the Read the full article…

The Newest Sugar Commodity: Monk Fruit

Sweet, no calories, and all natural… everything you have ever wanted, right? Monk Fruit claims to do all of the above, but can it be trusted? Monk fruit is an ancient Chinese fruit also known as luo han guo.  The Chinese population has been known to use this to build ones immune system, fight sugar Read the full article…

Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day

March is National Nutrition Month.  The theme this year is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.”  It is very important to recognize there is no one size fits all approach when it comes to your nutrition regimen.  An individual’s diet is dictated by their food preferences, lifestyle, cultural & ethnic traditions, and health concerns – Read the full article…

Spice Up Your Diet

Do you like spicy foods? Flavor food with chili pepper, black pepper, or cayenne red pepper rather than with animal fat.  Research suggests that spicy foods provide many positive benefits for the body. For instance, seasoning food with chili pepper stimulates circulation, increasing the body’s temperature.  This allows the body to burn more calories throughout Read the full article…

5 Red Foods To Boost Heart Health

February is American Heart Month. Try these 5 red foods to boost your heart health. 1) Tomatoes….loaded with lycopene a powerful antioxidant;linked to reducing heart disease. Tomatoes are also a great source of potassium and vitamin C. 2) Strawberries….this heart shaped fruit protects your heart by increasing HDL (your good cholesterol), lowering your blood pressure, Read the full article…

Resolutions

We all have big goals and January 1st marks the special date we set these goals.  But come the end of January some of our goals may have fallen to the wayside.  There are a couple of things I want you to think about. Did you set too many goals? Were your goals actually attainable? Read the full article…

Surprising Sugar

Sugar is in many surprising places and is important to remain aware of added sugars.  None of us are perfect, we are going to have sugar but I want to bring awareness to added sugars in foods commonly thought of as “healthy.”   Is sugar that bad?  Yes, ADDED sugar is that bad – for Read the full article…