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Four Foods You Never Thought To Eat For Breakfast

Posted: 04/17/2014

Mom was right when she said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. After all, breakfast means “breaking the fast,” starting your day after a night of not eating with the energy and nutrition you need.  A healthy breakfast can help you concentrate better, give you strength and even help you to maintain a healthy weight.One important tip: Adding...

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What foods are healthier than I probably think they are?

Posted: 04/16/2014

Matt GriffithFT Spokane"Red meat is losing its stigma as a contributor to heart disease and expanding waistlines, as long as it is consumed in moderation and you're picking the lean cuts. New studies have shown that saturated fat, in moderation, may not be as bad as originally thought. Another study shows that the conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) found mostly...

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Aspartame – A Hidden Schedule II Narcotic

Posted: 04/15/2014

What? That can’t be right, you are likely thinking.It is.The methanol in aspartame affects the dopamine system of the brain causing addiction. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is classified as a severe metabolic poison.Aspartame is a dipeptide molecule produced by joining phenylalanine and aspartic acid. Aspartame itself does not occur naturally but is a manufactured substance....

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Eating Organically: Does It Really Matter

Posted: 04/11/2014

Organic labels are populating every aisle of the grocery store these days, making options to eat chemically free a lot more available than they used to be. But with so many organic options out there, it’s important to consider what eating organic actually means and when it’s more advisable to pick organic foods over traditional options.To help streamline your grocery...

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Top Five Green Superfoods

Posted: 03/14/2014

It’s nearly spring and St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. While the food most commonly associated with the holiday is typically fat-and-calorie-laden “Irish fry” fare such as corn beef and cabbage, Irish stew and black pudding, there is no reason why you can’t celebrate the luck of the Irish by lightening up your day with healthy green...

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WHO: Daily sugar intake 'should be halved'

Posted: 03/05/2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-26449497

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WHAT'S REALLY IN A BIG MAC?

Posted: 01/30/2014

The answer is… a sesame seed bun, American cheese, special sauce, 100% beef patty, sliced pickles, shredded lettuce and onions… or so we're told. On closer inspection when perusing the US McDonald's website there are over 72 ingredients that go into this world famous burger. Many of which I wouldn't be happy putting in my (or my kids) mouths.I can hardly refer...

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What are some healthy snacks for my Super Bowl party?

Posted: 01/29/2014

Bruce KellyFT Media"Portion control is always an issue, as even too much of a good thing becomes a bad thing! Here are some healthy snacks: nuts, cut-up veggies and fruit, jerky of various sorts and minimal amounts of alcohol. There are tons of calories in alcohol, and it's not "health food" no matter how the wine and beer industries spin it!"Sue TeoliFT New Canaan"I am...

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Forecasting the Top 10 Nutrition Trends for 2014

Posted: 01/17/2014

t’s that time of year again: Out with the old and in with the new. It’s also the time when many people put their nutrition in the spotlight in an effort to plan out staying healthy and fit in the New Year.Nutrition can be confusing.  First fat is out, now “good fat” is in.  Carbs are in, then out, and now “good carbs” are back in...

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In What Situation Do You Recommend Supplements?

Posted: 12/12/2013

Gwen BeckcomFT Mission Hills"To look and feel good, you need a well-balanced diet and regular exercise.  Studies suggest that the average American diet simply does not include all that is needed to ensure enough vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients for a healthy life. Supplementation, in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise, can have a dramatic...

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