Tagged as Healthy Diet

There’s nothing more sneaky than a food product that’s marketed as “healthy” but is actually far from nutritious. Every year, the food industry launches over 250,000 new products for our grocery shelves. While 85-95% of those products fail, there’s something fishy about all these new products, especially those marketed as “good for you.” - Unfortunately, a majority of the packaged products you see...
January 22, 2023
I frequently get invited to speak to students at school assemblies about nutrition. I really enjoy doing this because so often I find the diets of children lacking in the most fundamental elements of good nutrition. And too often our children are unaware of the impact they can have on their health by choosing better foods to eat. Years ago I published the following list, and sadly what I find is that...
November 20, 2022
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...
November 16, 2022
Frosting-coated cookies, butter-drenched veggies, gravy on everything, and carb-filled casseroles derail the dietary habits of many healthy adults during the holiday season. Some people choose these foods because they like how they taste, while others eat them because they evoke memories of fun family festivities and the sense of tradition and good family times is comforting and defines the holidays....
November 3, 2022
You would be hard pressed to find a person who is not aware of the dangers of too much sugar.  Warnings are given pretty much anywhere you turn and yet, Americans on average consume 153 grams of sugar a day. That is the equivalent of 6 chocolate bars, or more than a quarter pounder made completely out of sugar. That places the U.S. among the world’s top consumers of sugar, at approximately 123 pounds...
October 29, 2022
Gut health relies on thriving colonies of good bacteria called probiotics. These colonies, in turn, rely on -prebiotics-, which are compounds that the good bacteria feed on. In essence, prebiotics are the difference between a so-so presence of friendly bacteria and a thriving one. We need them for good gut health. Not all foods are great sources of prebiotics, though. Comprised of dietary fiber, prebiotics...
September 20, 2022
It seems like even the fittest people around are trying to find ways to combat belly fat. Even people who sport washboard abs are in a never-ending battle with potential flab, and if they miss a beat in the kitchen, they soon start to see how vulnerable they are to belly fat. So, take heart, mortals. Everyone needs to mind their middle. Of course, the reasons for eliminating belly fat include fitting...
September 8, 2022
Ever wish you could put the kibosh on food cravings? Feel like they run away with your plans for healthy living? We do. And it may help you to know that we're not alone. Millions upon millions of people struggle with food cravings every day. And for many of us, they sideline our plans and better intentions for ourselves. Let's look at how to tackle them. Understanding Food Cravings - Each of us may...
August 30, 2022
Many people flock to coffee shops to grab a steaming hot cup of their favorite coffee. While coffee has some benefits, it can also provide loads upon loads of too much caffeine, weird chemicals, and worst of all, bad breath and stained teeth! Tea is much more customizable and beneficial. What are the perks of being a tea drinker? - Antioxidant Benefits - While coffee has antioxidants, tea is a richer...
August 20, 2022
Love them or hate them, it sure does seem like mushrooms are a polarizing food. For those who love to eat them, there are many benefits to making them a regular part of a well-balanced diet. Even though they're technically a fungus, mushrooms count toward daily vegetable intake recommendations, so add them to a stir fry or chop them up and drop them in a soup to reap their benefits regularly. Mushrooms...
July 7, 2022