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 […]
Category Archives: Food & Nutrition
10 Healthy Ways to Shed 10 Pounds
Besides the fact that most of us would like to lose some weight to look better, there’s the health factor that should be considered. Getting to and staying at our optimal weight has numerous benefits like a healthier heart, less stress on our joints, better blood pressure readings, less risk of diabetes, and on and […]
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 […]
The Antioxidant Power of Pomegranates
Few people give any thought to how important fruit is to their daily diet. It’s true that we’ve all heard about the food pyramid and that we should eat several servings of fruits and vegetables a day to be healthy, but do you honestly pay attention to that advice?
Sea Salt vs. Common Table Salt
When organic, unrefined salt is lacking in your diet, weakness and sickness follow. The problem with salt is not the salt itself but the condition of the salt we eat. Our regular table salt no longer has anything in common with the original crystal salt. Salt nowadays is mainly sodium chloride and not salt. With […]
Added Fiber Equals Better Health
Did you know that older children, adolescents and adults need 20-35 grams of fiber per day, and most get only 10-15 grams/day or less? Would you like to be healthier? Eat more fiber.
All-Natural, Healthy Weight Loss Tips
Weight loss can be a frustrating and sometimes depressing endeavor. Most diet plans limit foods intake without encouraging long lasting lifestyle changes. This is why most people find it very difficult to follow through with a diet plan and maintain weight loss. However, for those with the will and determination to lose weight, the rewards […]
Immune Boosting Foods
Using whole organic foods to boost the immune system can increase overall good health and nutrition. Foods that build your immune system are rich in vitamins, minerals, trace elements and omega-3 fatty acids. Including these foods in your weekly diet can improve your energy levels and decrease the number of colds and other bugs that […]
Let Food Be Thy Medicine
Nearly 2,500 years ago Hippocrates is purported to have said, “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” Granted, there weren’t many drugs around in 400 b.c., so the Father of Medicine might just have been covering his bases. Still, science has since proven that Hippocrates was indeed onto something—namely, that the food […]
11 Healing Foods
Ever wonder what foods are best for you? Pondering which foods will keep you healthy and well can be a daunting task. A trip to the typical American grocery store can be a bit overwhelming between the competing ads, food labels and health claims. Your best option for choosing health foods is to trusts the […]
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 […]
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.