The research, done by scientists at Oregon State University (OSU) and several other institutions, was one of the first of its type to use “metabolomics,” an analysis of metabolites that reflect the many biological effects of omega-3 fatty acids on the liver. It also explored the challenges this organ faces from the Western diet, which increasingly is linked to liver...
Avocados are actually classified as a fruit rather than a vegetable.
• They contain 5 grams of fat per serving and most of if is of the heart-healthy monounsaturated variety.
• The American-grown avocado’s official name is Persea americana, but it’s often referred to as an alligator pear due to its unique skin texture.
Enjoy the great flavor of BBQ on and off the grill! These savory salmon kabobs are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, an anti-inflammatory fat linked to heart health. Colorful vegetables and a light, Mediterranean marinade add healthful phytochemicals and delicious flavor. Broiling in the oven helps cut down on the carcinogenic HCAs typically produced when grilling meat.
This delicious recipe and description has been adapted by the American institue of Cancer Research Health e-Recipes. I've made them...they are fabulous. Give it a whirl the next time you're stuck summer grilled indoors!
Spring & Summer mean fresh produce, making healthy eating easy! Here is a guide of seasonal spring & summer produce that you can find at your local farmers markets, as well as an updated list of the "dirty dozen."
The era of carb-phobia is finally passing and the emphasis on getting back to simple, unprocessed food is upon us. Whole grains have gotten back in the spotlight- now it's time to distinguish the real-deal whole grains from the imposters.
100% whole grains (I'm talking unprocessed, complex carbohydrates) play a huge role in our health and nutrition. They have been found to lower your risk of heart disease, reducing risk of insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome, lowering changes of colon cancer, and helping you stay at a healthy weight.
Find out how to be an enlightened consumer with my simple tips to choose 100% whole grain products at your next grocery store trip, and start adding some satisfying grains to your meals tonight.
March is National Nutrition Month- a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating habits.
The 2013 NNM Theme is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day”.
Now this doesn’t mean “eat whatever you want.” This means, take the steps to eat right. Take control of your nutrition, whether you’re cooking for a family or cooking for one. Take control of your choices while you’re on the go or at work- stay away from the vending machine or the candy-jar temptations and stock your desk or briefcase with healthy and satisfying options.
I’ve put together some of my go-to-tips for cooking for one as well as tackling typical on-the-run or office-related eating issues. So take control of your nutrition- and “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.”
Spring is here, which means it is time to SPRING into your nutrition goals and resolutions! Try experimenting with a new recipe this week to celebrate the change in season! On the horizon- a crispy kale salad with sliced berries and toasted nuts that will tantalize your taste buds. Pair with grilled or roasted meat/poultry/fish and you have one delicious, simple, and super healthy meal!
One of the most effective ways to control your weight is to take control of the food you're eating and the BEST way to stay on top of your game is to get in the kitchen and cook! Preparing meals doesn't have to be difficult or time consuming; and cooking for one doesn't have to be boring or monotonous. Try these quick and easy, waist-friendly recipes to get started in the kitchen today!
Simple Ways to Get On Track with Heart Healthy Eating! Now that you’ve learned all the tricks for heart healthy eating, follow these simple tips to get more heart healthy foods in your diet! At Breakfast: Don’t forget the value of Oatmeal! Cook ½ cup dry Old Fashioned Oatmeal in 1 cup skim milk. Top with 1 tbsp toasted walnuts, ¼...
"When a craving hits us –whether it’s for fried food or chocolate—that’s usually our body’s way of telling us something is up..."