Category Archives: Food & Nutrition Basics

Health Made Simple

Some things in life are very simple, yet we make them complicated. Good health is one of those things and the answer is simply: Balance, Moderation, Movement.

Are Our Table Manners Are Making Us Fat?

It sounds daft but it could be true. Clue – it’s all about time, and giving yourself enough of it to feel full. Let’s be honest, how many of us use a knife and fork for every meal? Lots of children don’t even know how to use a knife and fork, and some struggle with a spoon – now that is shocking. Don’t believe me? Next time you’re in a café/restaurant/coffee shop take a look around at the other diners…

A Healthy Alternative to Sugar & Artificial Sweeteners

Stevia Rebaudiana Bertoni (also known as Stevia, Sweet Leaf and Honey Leaf) is a plant that is cultivated in Korea, China, Paraguay and many other countries around the world. The leaves contain natural compounds that are estimated to be 300 times sweeter than sugar. People in Paraguay and Brazil have used the sweet leaf to sweeten beverages and as an ingredient in medicinal herbal teas for over 1500 years with no harmful effects.

The Importance of Whole Foods

When we think of malnutrition, we automatically think of under-developed nations that struggle to feed their people. While this is true, did you know that a large percentage of Americans are malnourished? How can this be, you ask? America is the land of plenty, and just look around – there is a real problem with people being overweight or obese! The fact that the ‘weight-loss industry’ is thriving can attest to that.

Organic Foods vs. Non-Organic Foods

Organic foods are raised without chemicals and processed without additives. Under standards adopted by the U.S. Agriculture Dept. (USDA) in 2000 and fully effective in 2002, synthetic fertilizers and pesticides and antibiotics may not be used in raising organic foods, and the use of irradiation, biotechnology, and sewer-sludge fertilizer is also banned.

What Is Nutrition?

Nutrition is a word that gets tossed around all the time, but do you really know what it means? Most people would say it means the food we put into our bodies, and that’s basically true. However, the meaning of nutrition to us is a lot more complicated than that.