Nutrition and wellness is tasteful
Exercise is a benefit to every part of the body--mind included.
Exercise makes you look better, lose weight, and lowers your risk of many chronic diseases, and slows down aging.
"You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces--just good food from fresh ingredients."
"If we're not willing to settle for 'junk living,' we shouldn't settle for junk food."
Food is medicine
"Let medicine be thy food, and food be thy medicine."
"Don't eat anything your great grandmother wouldn't recognize as food."
Friday, September 19, 2014
Will it literally take an "aroma fork" for kids and other vegetable haters to actually eat their vegetables and like them?
To find out more, read the article....
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
First, they make you feel full; in large part due to the amount of fiber and good fats.
Second, because they avocados contain good fats, eating them creates a great strategy of weight-loss.
They also have lots of antioxidants and help in fighting inflammation.
Third, avocados help in maintaining blood pressure and blood flow and of course, avocados help in taking care of the heart -- very important!
Fourth, avocados have a ton of nutrition!
Fifth, avocados aren't typically thought of as fruit -- but, they are! So aside from guacamole -- have
them in a fruit/veggie smoothie, smashed on toast with lemon and a little hot sauce or just eaten plain.
Monday, September 15, 2014
It seems we are hearing more and more about food recalls or food contaminations or just food safety in general. There are many things to think about which also include the places outside of your home that you eat at; namely restaurants.
Restaurants happen to have a huge impact on the US Economy according to the National Restaurant Association which makes it that much more important for restaurants to be particularly careful with knowing where their food comes from, wouldn't you agree?
The food industry is no doubt changing in a way that will affect what goes on your dinner plate - whether you are eating at home or in a restaurant. Those that share a particular interest in the future of our food industry? Millennials. Yes, now with a strong emphasis on not only knowing where your food comes from, but how it will ultimately affect our health is critical too.
The above article adds an interesting perspective on how the future of our food industry will change and what things we can expect.
Monday, September 8, 2014
Slow Food is meant to promote and be an alternative to fast food and it also strives to preserve traditional and regional cuisine. But, on a larger scale, slow food should be seen as a healthier alternative to what we know now -- an industrialized food production. What did our grandparents eat before the industrialization of food? Real food! Anyway, I digress.
In going back to my conversation with this person, how can we expect to make lasting changes with the way we eat if we can't even agree on such basics as food moderation? Really eating
in moderation strongly encourages eating a variety of foods in a portion-controlled environment. This means no "super-sizing" or eating like it was your last meal.
The following is an interesting perspective on what moderation means. Do you agree?
Friday, September 5, 2014
Complex carbs consist of the following:
- Green vegetables;
- Whole grains and foods made from them like oatmeal, pasta and whole-grain breads;
- Starchy veggies like sweet potatoes, regular potatoes and corn
- Beans, peas and lentils
- White breads and white pastas
- Sodas/soft drinks
- Jams and jellies
Friday, August 29, 2014
In short, people are confused. While yes, I absolutely agree that eating in moderation is key, eating in moderation may have a different meaning -- to just about anyone. Then, what about another difficult issue to tackle -- namely, who really determines what foods are safe for us to eat! Would you trust a complete stranger with feeding your own school-aged child (let alone an infant) a nutritionally-balanced meal?
At the same time, how is it that we are so trusting of those that set the rules of the foods we eat and those that label those foods as "GRAS", generally recognized as safe. The FDA? If you haven't been aware of such issues as food labeling/food safety, it would be wise of you to become more informed about food safety in general. In the following article by Food Safety News, there is evidence that:
“While industry initiative and cooperation is integral to ensuring the safety of food ingredients, it is not an acceptable substitute for government regulation,” said Donna Solen, CFS senior attorney. “The stakes are simply too high in the area of food safety to allow industry to fill a void left by FDA. For nearly 20 years, FDA has failed to even finalize the regulations that govern GRAS substances, and this is another example of its inaction in this key realm of public health.”
- To learn more about what GRAS is, go here.
- To learn more about the Center for Food Security and Public Health, go here.
- To learn more about the Grocery Manufacturers Association, go here.
- To learn more about Big Food's disclosure of chemicals used in popular snacks, go here.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
In buying locally sourced food, people can rest assured in knowing that their food will not only
be delicious, but it also supports good sustainable farming practices and contributes to the local economy. In addition, consumers can truly feel good about making better economical food
choices that don't involve miles of unnecessary food travel.
There are many more reasons in buying local, here are 10 reasons:
1) Fresh & Tasty Food
2) Sustainable Farming
3) Natural tasting food -- truly natural -- with no preservatives
4) Local Economy
5) Ecosystem Benefits
6) Less distribution costs
7) Diversity of Diet
8) More Eco-friendly
9) Healthier for us
10) Creates self-reliance