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.

Freshen Up Summertime Eats

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Want to start off the summer by eating better so you can not only enjoy the dishes you love but maintain that summer slim all year around? Then check out my fabulous selection of tips that anyone can use…

Grilling May Not be as Healthy as You Think

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Most of us think of grilling as an easy low-fat way alternative to cooking on the stove top. But how healthy is your grilling, really? Let’s take a closer look at your grilling habits and choices!

The Good and Bad of Summer’s Frozen Desserts

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Who doesn’t crave a frozen treat during the hot summer months? Summer ice cream treats are an American tradition! But do you know what you’re really eating?

Are Sports Drinks Better than Water?

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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?

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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…