Tagged as Healthy Diet

Losing weight and getting healthy doesn’t have to be complex. Purge your pantry of processed food, don’t use oils and stay away from sugary snacks and drinks. My rules to better health are uncomplicated and easy to follow. No need to measure food or count calories or points. Many people who follow my advice are pleasantly surprised at how uncomplicated my ‘diet’ can be. Here are my simple rules to...
Although neither government health agencies nor food manufacturers will tell you, monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a very unhealthy food additive.  In spite of such, it is obsessively used in most processed, frozen and fast foods. In fact, you will be hard-pressed to not find it in most foods consumed by people both in developed and developing countries. Why Is MSG Used So Extensively? - Simply put, MSG...
A -Nutritarian- diet-style is designed to be nutrient rich, protective against disease, and longevity enhancing.  But, the most fascinating discovery is the same diet-style that can push the envelope of human longevity, is most effective for long-term weight loss. It is pretty tough to maintain a healthy weight if you always feel like eating more.  A recent study published in Nutrition Journal of 768...
As Parents it Starts With Us - We can be role models for our children by the way we care for ourselves. Healthy families can produce healthy children. It is important to support our children’s health, one healthy meal at a time. Getting children to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables is a good start. A plant-based diet contains all the vitamins and minerals to help the physical and mental development...
Bigger isn’t always better. Americans are heavier today than they were just 2 decades ago. The average American man weighs about 196 pounds (approximately 15 pounds heavier than 20 years ago) and the average woman weighs about 168 pounds (approximately 16 pounds heavier than 20 years ago). Even our children are heavier! The average 11-year-old boy is 13 pounds heavier than boys were 20 years ago and...
“It helps detoxify, works as a powerful antioxidant, energizes the body, and boosts immunity,” the announcer began. I was recently driving from Palm Desert to Los Angeles when I became riveted about this new, potential cure-all functional food. The more I listened, the more irritated I became. This wasn’t some magical superfood at all. It only became hip a few decades ago, yet kombucha originated about...
Breast Cancer- is the most common cancer for women, and  it is a complex disease with many contributing factors. Even those with a genetic predisposition for cancer can reduce their risk of acquiring the disease, as well as other cancers, through -the foods they choose to eat. This is an important point that is often lost in the conversation about cancer. Your dietary decisions – what you have for...
I have noticed that more and more businesses keep a small bowl of candy in reception areas and on countertops. They are practically becoming part of the décor. The other day, while waiting for my hairstylist, a woman marched over to the obligatory bowl of candy, snatched up a fistful of candy and announced, “I need some sugar!” She was not a diabetic in distress; she was not faint from not eating. She...
Coffee culture surrounds us and dominates the rituals of people around the world, one pumpkin spice latté at a time. Whether it’s from your coffee pot at home, your favorite corner coffee shop, or straight from a French press at work, caffeine is used by many trying to remain productive throughout their day. However many people take it a bit too far and become full on caffeine junkies. These are the...
Sugar consumption has risen to an all time high. The average American eats somewhere around 20 teaspoons of sugar every day. However, some people are consuming much more. Some Starbucks may have as much as 25 teaspoons of sugar in one drink, - according to Action on Sugar, - a British campaign group. There was a time not that long ago when sugar was mostly in desserts. Now, it’s showing up in everyday...