Archive For The “Nutrition” Category

4 Nutrition Tips to Honor Your Health Without Dieting!

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    Nutrition can feel very confusing and overwhelming. It seems that everyone has an opinion and claims absolute truth with their eating style or diet plan.       Add to that possible health concerns, needing to accommodate many different appetites within a family and the societal pressures on body image, and it’s easy…

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What’s Organic? What’s Authentic? What Does it Matter?

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  Does It Really Matter??             You know what it all comes down to? We are all dying, every single one of us, every day. And there’s nothing we can do to stop it.   I know, and I’m sorry. This kind of information sucks. But it’s absolutely true, and…

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5 reasons why smoothies are good for you

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Shakes and smoothies have become synonymous with weight loss, but there’s a fine line between detox and dessert. Nutritionist Lucinda Zammit helps us uncover 5 liquid meal myths.     1. Liquid meals contain fewer calories than solid food   It’s surprisingly easy to ‘overeat’ when you’re liquefying your food. While you’d struggle to scarf…

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How Many Calories Are in a Banana?

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Bananas have always been a good way to stay lean while on a diet or when watching your health, but what are the facts that surround this fruit and how beneficial are they to the body?     Many may know that this particular fruit is good in terms of nutrition, but how good are…

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Eating A Handful Of Almonds May Prevent Major Health Problems

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Almonds are undoubtedly the popular nut all over the world. It is the true nutritional powerhouse, which you can eat as a healthy snack when your hunger pangs distract you from doing the work. Moreover, it is perfect to fight a number of health diseases. Take a closer look at the reasons why you should…

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10 Foods You MUST Eat to Keep Your Liver Healthy

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Spice Yourself Healthy

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            And you thought healthy eating has to be boring and bland! Better health may be only a dash and sprinkle away as it turns out, you can add sizzle to your diet and still stay fit.   It is interesting how spices such as ginger and turmeric were used…

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The key to eating more veggies? Trick your brain.

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          If you’ve ever scanned a restaurant menu and found yourself torn between the “sizzling grilled sirloin” and the healthy option, “8-oz sirloin steak,” you’re not alone. The healthier one doesn’t sound nearly as mouthwatering, does it?   But what if the healthy choice sounded … indulgent? Using a college dining hall…

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Forget the Juice and Eat the Whole Fruit Instead

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Fruit juice has vitamins and minerals, but drinking too much of it has health downsides   If you’re trying to decide on something sweet to drink with breakfast, 100 percent fruit juice (that is, juice that has nothing added) is certainly healthier than juice drinks with added sugars.   A cup of it can even…

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3 “Healthy” Things a Nutritionist Would Never Eat

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          You may not look up to a nutritionist the way you do an athlete or your best friend, but maybe you should reconsider. The truth is that nutritionists know a lot more than what we hear them tell us when they talk about food. They know how to heal the…

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Anatomy of a Chicken Nugget

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Ever wonder what goes into making a chicken nugget? Here’s more than you probably wanted to know.   Show me a chicken nugget, and I will show you the world. The world, that is, of highly palatable foods engineered by the food industry to go down easily — and stimulate cravings.   Commercial foods like…

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Getting Kids in the Habit of Healthy Eating

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  WEDNESDAY, June 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Want to help your kids make healthy food choices when you’re not with them? Make every meal at home a lesson in good nutrition.   Start by showing them what goes into a healthy meal, ChooseMyPlate.gov from the U.S. Department of Agriculture suggests. Fill half their plate…

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