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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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Eating Organic: Does It Really Matter?

Posted: 04/10/2014

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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What Are Some Healthy Options For Packing A Lunch To Take To Work?

Posted: 04/09/2014

Dr. Janet BrillFT Nutritionist"Think variety and color when packing a healthy lunch."Start with calcium-rich food such as fat-free yogurt, cheese sticks, fat-free milk or a dairy alternative."Add a sandwich on whole wheat bread or a whole grain pita filled with lean protein like turkey breast or hummus and veggies such as shredded carrots, dark leafy greens, and tomatoes...

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How To Eat Healthy When On The Road

Posted: 04/07/2014

When you hit the road for a personal or business trip, you often can run into major roadblocks in eating healthy and staying the course when it comes to nutrition. Before your next trip, pack the following tips with you so that you can successfully navigate your nutrition options whether you’re flying, road tripping or traveling for business meetings.Start with a Strategy...

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What's The Most Foolish Diet You've Ever Seen?

Posted: 04/02/2014

Bruce KellyFT Media"Anything that claims it is a "diet" is by definition fraudulent. A meta-analysis of the most popular diets showed that not one of them was statistically significantly better in terms of either weight loss or improvement in blood profiles. The difference-maker is consistency -- holding to it.  Just like exercise and movement!"Sue TeoliFT New...

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Should I Be More Concerned About Fat Or Sugar In My Diet?

Posted: 03/19/2014

Logan GeorgeFT Maple Grove"Both fat and sugar in excessive amounts can cause some serious health problems, which we have seen more and more of in our modern age. A proper diet should include both fats and sugars in moderation and with selection of the right types of nutrient sources. Nuts, seeds, and fish are good examples of fats. For sugars you can never go wrong with fresh...

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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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All Shakes Are Not Created Equal

Posted: 02/06/2014

Confused by all those health/protein shakes on the market? There are certain basic ingredients that comprise a super-healthy shake and others that you should really try to avoid.Here's a simple guide to building your own by choosing from the ingredients listed in the categories below.  At a minimum I suggest choosing a fruit, a lean protein, and a liquid to build your shake:1....

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What Are Some Good Strategies To Use At The Grocery Store?

Posted: 02/04/2014

Logan GeorgeFT Maple Grove"Grocery shopping really begins at home. Make a list before you get there and it will save you a lot of time and money. Take the time to cut coupons. Food is expensive and it's nice to save where you can. Avoid hungry shopping! A final strategy you can follow is sticking to the perimeter. Fresh fruit and vegetables are usually on the outsides of the...

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