Tagged as Healthy Diet

How many of us look up the ingredients of every food we eat, let alone investigate every obscure, unpronounceable additive to make sure it’s safe? We should be able to assume the foods in our pantries aren’t going to cause us long-term harm, but it’s possible that -some of them are.- Processed foods can contain all sorts of questionable ingredients. But some food additives can cause us harm. And this...
September 12, 2020
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...
September 3, 2020
Photo credit: Paul Delmont, -Thrive Market - Coconut oil may be the reigning queen of oils—and for -a ton of good reasons-—but -pumpkin seed oil- is worthy of a royal title of its own when it comes to beauty. The iconic orange fruit pops up in everything during the fall months, including spiced lattes and rich, creamy pies, but it tends to falls off the map after Thanksgiving dinner ends. And that's...
July 13, 2020
Pasta, bread and baked goods are popular — and for good reason. Many of us crave carbs when we’re tired, stressed, or even when we're happy. Food can be used to soothe -and- to celebrate. But it seems that a high intake of gluten as a child could lead to celiac disease later in life. Gluten Consumption in the First Five Years - According to one study, which was published in the - Journal of the American...
July 2, 2020
Sugar can be downright divine. Just thinking about all the sinful, sticky, gooey possibilities can get our mouths watering. Humans and animals alike are -programmed- to love the sweet stuff, but too much of it may trigger a nasty spiral that can be difficult to escape. Excessive sugar consumption can cause changes to the brain similar to those caused by drug addiction, leading to cravings, binges and...
July 1, 2020
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...
June 25, 2020
I find that adults and children alike will always appreciate and gravitate toward any nutritious item on a buffet table if it looks inviting and tastes good.  Today, so many people understand that we are what we eat, and that if you want to look good, feel good and maintain excellent health, you must eat healthfully.  We excite all our friends and family when something so healthful, tastes great too....
June 9, 2020
Oatmeal — it’s cheap, easy to prepare and has a great shelf life. What’s more, it tastes great and is highly nutritious. That may be why it's the one whole grain that Americans love to eat, as reported by - The Seattle Times. Americans consumed -4.8 pounds- of oats per capita in 2018, a number that has held relatively steady over the past couple of decades. Why is this superfood a favorite for many?...
May 14, 2020
These little yummies are a real wonder. They have a ton of fiber, minerals, and vitamins not to mention protein. They're good for heart health, lowering cholesterol, and may even improve blood sugar and a number of other things. They can help us lose weight and they have an incredible shelf life. Legumes are an important part of human nutrition, packed with many of the nutrients our bodies need to...
May 13, 2020
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...
May 6, 2020