Tagged as Healthy Diet

Sugar consumption has risen to an all time high. The average American eats somewhere around 20 teaspoons of sugar every day (estimates vary, depending on which study is consulted); this translates to about -66 pounds of added sugar per year. However, some people are consuming much more than that, maybe even twice as much. Some Starbucks' drinks may have as much as 25 teaspoons of sugar in one drink,...
Here is a true confession that I don't include in my bio on my website.  In the not so long ago past I had been carrying an extra 20 pounds on my not so large 5'4" frame.  How much I weighed doesn't matter. It was too much for me, my height, my age and my body type ( I was not a body builder so I hardly had that excuse). So how did it come to be that someone who has extensive training in nutrition...
Beets have earned a reputation as being a very healthy food. They have an impressive nutritional profile and offer many health benefits. Beets are high in the essential minerals potassium and manganese, the B vitamin folate, immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, vitamin B6 and betaine. Once you learn a little more, you just might be ready to pour yourself a glass of beet juice! - Just Some of The Many...
Although it's not possible at this time to predict with complete certainty who will get cancer, it is possible, by using certain guiding principles and medical facts, to predict who in society is most susceptible to the disease.  In some cases, we can even narrow it down to specific groups of people. Why Is It Important to Engage in This Type of Predictive Analysis? - Some people would say that it's...
There's a hot debate brewing not just in the U.S. but all over the world about something called genetically modified organisms or GMOs.  Unfortunately, some people have decided to either stay away from the issue altogether or take the much safer, less-controversial approach of defending it, in line with government and big corporation agendas - "safer," that is, than questioning or opposing what some...
A recent systematic review of observational studies looked at the relationship between obesity and cardiometabolic disease. Researchers concluded those who ate full-fat dairy had -NO- greater risk for heart disease or diabetes than low-fat dairy eaters. The review, published in the -European Journal of Nutrition-, examined 25 studies, 18 of which found that - those who consumed full-fat dairy weighed...
How many chemicals, drugs or food substances can you think of that have been scientifically tied to at least 45 different medical ailments, symptoms and diseases?  This is especially troubling when you consider that we are talking about a beverage found in 99% of public eating establishments; it is even more troubling when you consider how many people on earth consume this stuff, usually without knowledge...
Arteries are responsible for carrying oxygen-rich blood throughout the body. When you have healthy arteries, blood flows through the body quite easily. As you age, fatty deposits, cholesterol and cellular waste products settle on the inner walls of your arteries. Research shows that pomegranate can actually help clean your arteries helping to keep blood flowing smoothly. When arteries become clogged,...
It’s My Party- Everyone hates when you cut onions and your eyes begin to tear, but did you know that the sulfur compounds that make your eyes water have a health benefit? These 6 foods are rich in cancer-fighting organosulfur compounds, which are produced when the cell walls of these vegetables are broken down by chopping, crushing, or chewing. Onions - Garlic - Leeks - Chives - Shallots - Scallions...
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...