‘Health & Wellness’ Category

Food for Thought

Whenever you pick up a can, bottle, jar, box, bag or other container of processed food, you will see “best if used by” or “use by” date somewhere on that container. It stands to reason that the food manufacturer wants their product edible when you consume it. Some products have a shelf life 2 years… Read the Full Article

With Paleo the Ingredients Matter

Eating and preparing Paleo is not just the “ingredient”, it is the “right ingredient”. Our ancestors did not have grain fed beef finished in CAFO lots, or chickens raised in cages and fed antibiotics and hormones. They ate vegetables which grew in mineral rich soil, not depleted from over-farming. They did not use pesticides and… Read the Full Article

Sugar Part 2: The Many Names for Sugar Hiding on Labels and in Our Foods

Sugar consumption has grown exponentially in the last 40 years. The average American eats 22 teaspoons of added sugar each day. This adds 350 calories a day. Replacing water, drinks of choice for many people are soft drinks, fancy “coffee drinks”, energy drinks and fruit juices and fruit drinks. Kids are driven to eating sweetened… Read the Full Article

Sugar! Part 1 Some facts

DID YOU KNOW: ->That table sugar (sucrose) is a disaccharide made from a blend of fructose and glucose? ->Glucose and fructose are metabolized differently? Glucose is the main fuel for the body. Insulin responds to glucose in the bloodstream. Fructose is metabolized by the liver and is treated more like a fat. Guess what High… Read the Full Article

Smores

Summer’s here! Campouts…sleepovers…backyard barbecues…. SMORES. Smores and campouts and barbeques go hand in hand. If Smores are a “gotta have it” on your menu, just keep in mind what’s in them and eat them in moderation. Here’s the scoop on Smores: Honey Grahams: Ingredients: Flour Enriched ( Wheat Flour, Niacin, Iron Reduced, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin… Read the Full Article

Paleo and You

Simply put eating paleo is eating like our hunter/gatherer ancestors. This eliminates any processed/prepared foods, so to speak. Our ancestors ate game and fish, gathered greens and vegetables, fruits, berries, tubers and nuts. They also ate eggs. The beverage of choice was water. We are the only species on this planet that drinks milk after… Read the Full Article

Nutella – A Consumer Awareness Article

All I can say is “Wow!” With a 5 year old in my house, when the TV show cut to a Nutella® commercial, I was curious: A mom was in the kitchen saying Nutella® is a great and nutritious way to get her kids to eat breakfast, She spreads it on “whole grain” bread or… Read the Full Article

Sugar- A Consumer Awareness Article

I am always perplexed when I talk to people who say they put sugar on their grapefruit, dip their fresh strawberries in sugar, and add sugar to their cereal. We have lost touch with the true tastes of whole fresh foods. Many Americans consume 2-3 pounds of sugar each week compared to the end of… Read the Full Article

Broccoli

Broccoli is a member of the cabbage family. It is known as a cruciferous vegetable which has been noted to have cancer-fighting properties. Broccoli can be eaten raw or cooked. Recipes use it steamed, roasted, sauteed and raw. It can be equally tasty in raw appetizer trays, slow cooked, stir fried, and even as an… Read the Full Article

The Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen

An advocacy non-profit group, The Environmental Working Group has updated its list of the top twelve fruits and vegetables most contaminated with pesticides. It is important to include a variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet and it is also equally important to eat fresh natural produce.  Unfortunately modern agribusiness has made it common… Read the Full Article