Tag Archives: diet

Who’s Your Sugar, Baby?

Most Americans eat the equivalent of 22 teaspoons, approximately 350 calories, of sugar a day.  For those who are trying to lose weight or must watch their blood sugar as with diabetes, too much sugar can be a problem.  As I mentioned last week, there is a LOT of research out there regarding the Pros […]

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“I Don’t Have Time for That!” …But you SHOULD

Currently, with everyone being busy, planning in advance can help all of us become more successful at staying on track with our health.  A few hours on the weekend can make a major difference in the ability to eat healthy during the week.  To make it easy for us to eat healthy meals at home, […]

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Unsung Nutritional Superheroes

Last week you learned a few tips to keep you healthy and whole this winter season.  Today, the topic is on the tiny unsung heroes that aid in immunity, health support, and disease prevention:  Minerals.  A few of the many things minerals do, are help maintain water balance, aid in hemoglobin (blood) synthesis, regulate nerve […]

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Give Me Something I Can Count On!

I know it’s long overdue, but the Doc had to follow the instructions of her own Doc!  But now, let’s look at the improvements to our new label (new label on the right).  The current Nutrition Facts label is more than 20 years old, and to make sure consumers have access to more recent and […]

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NUTRITION FACTS LABELS

As mentioned last week, what we need to focus on is a true change towards healthy eating for a lifetime, versus quick weight loss schemes that may harm us more than help us.  When thinking of changing your lifestyle toward a healthy, sustainable diet, one thing we all should learn to do is properly read […]

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The Wrap on the Fads

Over the past four weeks, we have discovered that a fad diet is a diet that makes promises of weight loss or other health advantages such as fat loss and a longer life, but in many cases offer an unbalanced nutrition profile.  Fad diets are often restricted to certain foods and may work for a short while, […]

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Healthy Living and a Balanced Diet

A diet based on starchy foods such as potatoes, bread, rice and pasta; with plenty of fruit and vegetables; some protein-rich foods such as meat, fish and lentils; some milk and dairy foods; and not too much fat, salt or sugar, will give you all the nutrients you need. When it comes to a healthy diet, balance is […]

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