Food, Nutrition & Health

Posts in this category focus on the interplay between food, nutrition and health - including how dietary changes can positively impact medical conditions. As always, the information provided here is for educational purposes and not a replacement for consulting your own physician prior to making any changes.

Are Sports Drinks Better than Water?

Homemade Sports Drinks

I love those sports drink ads where all the athletes are in the heat of battle, they’re sweating so much they can barely see – on the verge of scoring that final precious point. But do you really need that sports drink to win the game and keep dehydration at bay?

What Are The Healthiest Sources of Carbohydrates?

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are fuel for metabolism. Chemical reactions in cells require fuel. Muscles, from heart to digestive system to biceps and quads all use carbohydrate, in the form of glucose. Brain cells need twice the energy as other cells. The brain runs almost exclusively on glucose, using up about 20 percent of your daily calorie needs.

Why Do Carbs Get A Bad Rap?

What Are Carbohydrates?

Carbohydrates are made up of sugar molecules. We often call starchy and fibrous foods ‘carbs’, but carbohydrates are found in many different foods like fruit, dairy, beans, whole grain pasta, and candy. So why do carbs get a bad rap?

How to Cook with Hemp

Hemp seeds (also called “hemp hearts”) are the delicious nutty, highly nutritive shelled seeds of the plant. To cook with hemp seeds, use them as you would any other tasty seed… but check out my tasty recipes!

4 Easy Steps To Brining

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Leaner meats like chicken, turkey, and pork chops benefit from brining because this keeps them juicy during cooking. Follow my simple 4-step process to learn how…

20 Ways To Spin A Salad

20 ways to spin a salad

Salad is one of those things that you can get tired of pretty quickly. Have you ever heard someone announce in a restaurant that they are just dying for a salad? So here are some easy ways to put a gourmet spin on your bed of greens to make a drool-worthy meal…

Apples, The Unsung Superfood!

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I consider apples to be the “unsung” heroes of the superfood world, especially when it comes to heart health. Apples contain a variety of phytochemicals, including quercetin, catechin, phloridzin, and chlorogenic acid, all of which are potent antioxidants. But most of the positive research states that the health benefits of apples lie in their skin.

Shopping, Cooking & Eating Healthier

Healthy eating, shopping & cooking

Maintaining a healthy weight, or getting to that healthy weight, is not about dieting. It’s about celebrating food, about eating the foods that you already love but making them a little (or a lot) healthier, based on how you shop, cook and eat now.