So I’m starting a new category of my blog that I am really excited about. I’m going to take a food item and compare different name brand options to find the best option. I want to make it easy for busy people like you to be able to make good choices and get the best bang for the nutrition buck. Today I am going to talk about ketchup, a standard of the American diet. I wanted to see what ketchup … [Read more...] about Which Brand Should I Buy? – Ketchup
So you ate a lot for Thanksgiving? Join the club. So now what? A common reaction after a few days of eating in excess is to balance the body by skipping meals and greatly restricting calories. Think that is the best way to get your body re-balanced? Let me tell you what happens to the body after a high dose of alcohol and comfort foods. The bodily signals that are responsible for storing calories … [Read more...] about How to Balance your body after you ate like crap for Thanksgiving
Ok, I do belong to a gym. Yet workouts are hard and I’m not a huge fan of sweat. But I do it because it is important for so many reasons. It helps osteoporosis and bone preservation. It is also can help delay the muscle loss that starts at age 30. Exercise burns calories, but more importantly it strengthens the hormonal communication that keeps a person feeling full and stops them from storing … [Read more...] about My Guide to Breaking a Sweat for the Uninspired
So I was on Facebook this morning and a friend of mine posted a story about a report that shows that antioxidant supplements aren’t as protective as we think. This surprising report claims that supplements may actually increase your chance of cancer. I’ve seen this story all over the internet for about a month now. The post got a plethora of likes and a few snide remarks about the wasteful … [Read more...] about Extra, Extra! The Truth Exposed about Shocking Health Based Headlines!
Ok, I spend a lot of time talking about food as nourishment which is all well and good. At the end of the day though, food isn’t just a conglomeration of vitamins, minerals, protein, fat and fiber. In truth, food is a representation of our social customs and traditions. It marks certain occasions, comforts us in cold or hot weather and creates a space around which families often gather. For me, … [Read more...] about Summer Iced Tea Spritzer