Posts Tagged ‘Shopping’

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

Salmon: The Good Fish to Eat

Salmon is an excellent source of protein and Omega-3 essential fatty acids. It is recommended that you eat foods rich in Omega-3 essential fatty acids at least 2 to 3 times a week. The best source of salmon is wild caught.  Salmon derives its rich red color from the krill they eat during the part… Read the Full Article

Smart Shopping Tips to Help You Save Money

We have had comments that “this is too expensive”, or “we can’t find an ingredient locally”. We’ve got some tips for keeping costs down: Use the Weekly Supermarket Ad One sure way to help control the cost of weekly groceries is to take a look through your supermarket’s weekly ad specials. With pen and paper… Read the Full Article

FDA Rules and Trans Fat Deception

That is what the package says, but what does it mean? Could it be true? You would think that if a package says zero grams of trans fats, then the food would have no trans fats in it, right? Wrong! The label above lists partially hydrogenated vegetable oil as the third ingredient! (According to FDA… Read the Full Article

What Foods Can You Eat on The Zone Diet?

What Should I Eat? First and Foremost, while what you eat in The Zone is very important, there is no “list” of foods that you can and cannot eat in The Zone. Each food is a judgement based on important criteria. Not only the Zone, but many nutrition resources advocate balanced nutrition. The body seems… Read the Full Article