Why do we crave foods that are high in calories, fat, and sugar and what can we do about it? A registered dietitian helps you understand food cravings and offers 12 ways to reduce them.
Muscle and Fat are different types of tissue and cannot convert from one to the other. We can burn fat and build muscle if we have the proper nutrition and exercise.
We hear a lot about Carbs today. Some say "don't eat them" ; others tout their health benefits. Which carbs are good and which are bad. How many and what types should be included in a healthy diet?
Are you wondering if you need to lose weight? Have you tried losing and just can't seem to make it happen? Here are some tips for getting started and setting goals.
Tantalize all of your tastebuds with these spicy curried vegetables on a base of red lentils, topped with sweet caramelized onions and tangy yogurt!
Some of the foods you eat are thermogenic, meaning they increase the amount of heat your body generates as it digests them, resulting in an increase in your core temperature and metabolism.
Some people believe that there is a nutritional difference between fertilized and unfertilized eggs. I found only one actual study that addressed this question.
The well balanced Mediterranean diet is linked to good health. It encourages enjoying small portions of fresh food & a physical lifestyle. It is a great choice for anyone who lives healthfully.
Use precooked rice and leftover meat and vegetables for a quick and easy supper.
Incorporating vegetables in egg dishes can result in a delicious and nutritious brunch entree. Frittatas are an easy way to accomplish this.
Prediabetes, aka glucose intolerance or borderline diabetes, is characterized by blood sugars that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to carry a diagnosis of full-fledged diabetes.
Lightly sweetened Multi Grain Muffins are a tasty treat for young and old! Good source of fiber and B vitamins, they make a hearty addition to breakfast or a wonderful snack +High altitude instruction
Your digestive system is dependent on healthy bacteria and affects your overall well being. What options are available for probiotics? Which one is best?
80% of your immune system is in your GI tract and the health of it influences not simply how you feel, but also how you think. An ideal ratio of beneficial to harmful bacteria is important.
Chickens are a joy to be around and having fresh eggs is a healthy luxury. As a cook and nutritionist, I find eggs to be extremely versatile. From creating a delicious main dish or a great snack to using them as a major structural ingredient in baked goods or sauces, for many cooks, eggs are an...
Is coffee unhealthy? Coffee itself does not contain a lot of identifiable nutrition. Black, it provides about 2.5 calories per cup. It contains small amounts of B vitamins and vitamin K, as well as some minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium and chromium. It is acidic, contains caffeine and...
We have more than 400 different species of bacteria In our gut. Some of these bacteria promote health and good digestion and some inhibit it. Probiotics from foods such as yogurt, cottage cheese, and buttermilk are living microbes that improve the balance of good bacteria over the pathogenic...
Coconut Oil is not the bane of your health, that you might think. For the last 20 years, we have been told that coconut oil was one of the "bad" fats, a saturated fat responsible for high cholesterol and heart disease. Medium chain triglycerides, such as the 12 carbon Lauric acid in Coconut Oil,...
Chronic Inflammation is prevelant in our culture due to poor nutrition and lifestyle choices. By taking steps to improve our diet, we can reduce inflammation in our own body, support immune function, and feel better.
Our sedentary culture, high stress lifestyle and unhealthy, diet set us up for chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation can go unnoticed for years. It damages healthy tissue and plays a role in the development of chronic illness. In fact, many researchers suggest that inflammation is the...
Comfort foods carry nostalgic or sentimental value either personally or as a culture. Nearly everyone craves some yummy, creamy, savory or sweet, high fat delicacy that makes them feel so good. Learn why this is so, and how to incorporate your cravings into a healthy diet.