Resources & Glossary

In this section, you'll find posts with resources on eating, cooking and living healthier - including a glossary for all vitamins, minerals and nutrients.

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.

10 Top Healthy New Year’s Tips

Healthy Shopping

Continuing this week’s posts about New Year’s resolutions: Holiday eating, constant parties, and the stress of playing “Santa” can throw your system out of whack. Here are 10 simple yet super ways to recharge your body and sooth your nerves…

Winter Kitchen Cures

turmeric-root

Winter can hit you hard with a host of minor aches and pains that colder weather brings on… if you’re looking for a quick home remedy, look no further than your pantry and fridge!

5 Superfoods for Diabetes

Superfoods for Diabetes

Diabetes is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from defects in the body’s ability to produce and/or use insulin. Here are five superfoods that help diabetics improve their condition.

How to Shop the Farmer’s Market

How To Shop The Farmer's Market

Farmer’s Markets are the best way to getting the most delicious, seasonal produce while supporting local farmers and helping the environment.

The Skinny on Fats

Healthy Fats

When low-fat, high-carbohydrate diets were all the rage in the 80′s, fat was pure evil. Yet the last 25 years have seen a significant shift on the proper role of fats in your diet…get the skinny on what fats to use, and which ones to avoid.

How to Pick and Store Produce

How to pick and store produce

cking produce isn’t an art, it’s a science! Once you learn theses simple tips, you’ll be a pro around the produce isle. The best place to get the freshest produce is always your local farmer’s market, where it’s simple to eat seasonally.

Über-Superfoods

Turmeric = Superfood

I’ve talked about the health wonders of superfoods – highly nutritious foods that come with a host of vitamins, minerals along with special healing compounds. But some superfoods are even more “super” than others, I’ll refer to them as “Über-Superfoods”!