Posts in the ‘Nutritional Info’ Category

Raw Water: The Latest Craze and What YOU Need to know

Raw Water: The latest pseudo-scientific craze that could make you sick! Would YOU drink unfiltered, untreated, and expensive “raw” water that comes straight out of the ground? The new fad we are talking about is expensive and proponents claim that raw water’s health benefits include naturally occurring minerals and microbes.  Huge problem! The reality is

Hungry? Mindful Eating

I am Hungry? Mindful eating is about eating with intention and attention. Awareness of emotional cues realizing non hunger triggers Learning to meet your needs instead of always using food Choosing foods for enjoyment and nourishment   What can be helpful is to keep a 7 day log of what you eat, when and how

Diabetes Myths

If you have diabetes, it can seem like everyone has advice for you. But how do you know what is true? Here are 4 myths about managing your diabetes. Myth #1: You Can’t Eat Fruit While it’s true that fruit contains carbohydrates, and carbs raise blood sugar, it’s not true that carbs or fruit are


There is no one “right” way to do this diet. There are many countries around the Mediterranean sea and they didn’t all eat the same things.   The Basics Eat: Vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes, potatoes, whole grains, breads, herbs, spices, fish, seafood and extra virgin olive oil. Eat in Moderation: Poultry, eggs, cheese and

Vitamin D3

In recent years, vitamin D has gained a reputation for being a miracle nutrient of sorts boasting benefits from improving physical and mental well being. But as more research emerges, just how vast the vitamin’s value is has become the subject of scientific debate. Vitamin D is a type of hormone; it helps the body absorb


Doctors are learning that foods can reduce inflammation. Your immune system attacks anything in your body that it recognizes as foreign—such as an invading microbe, plant pollen, or chemical. The process is called inflammation. Intermittent bouts of inflammation directed at truly threatening invaders protect your health. Choose the right foods, and you may be able to

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Keep a Well-Stocked Pantry

When your pantry is full of staples, you’ll find you won’t need to run to the store in the middle of cooking dinner to get a bottle of soy sauce. Plus it makes it easier to improvise a dinner on the fly when you don’t already have something planned. Ingredients like pasta, canned beans and canned fish can be the basis of spur-of-the-moment meals.

Eat What You Love

Eating well is not about deprivation—it’s about that good feeling you get when you eat something that is flavorful, wholesome and satisfying. No food should be off limits. Studies show that depriving yourself of the foods you love, especially in the name of dieting, may cause you to overeat later. Embrace a delicious and healthy way of eating that you can sustain for your whole life. When you bake, limit added sugars. (Added sugars of any kind—whether it’s corn syrup, white sugar, maple syrup or agave—all add calories and don’t offer any nutritional value.) Savor desserts so you really enjoy it without feeling guilty. Bottom line is that maintaining a healthy weight comes down to balancing the amount of calories you eat with the amount you expend during the day.