The Many Health Benefits of Whey Protein

If you’re not familiar, whey protein is the fraction of whey, which is a liquid that separates from milk during cheese production.  It is a complete, high-quality protein that contains all the essential amino acids.  It is highly digestible and absorbed quickly in comparison to other types of protein.  Whey protein is one of the… Read more »

The Best Bone Healthy Breakfasts

Maintaining a healthy diet is one of the best ways to keep your bones strong and reduce the risk of bone fractures. Since bones are living tissues that are made up of a thick outer layer shell, a bone healthy breakfast consisting of calcium, vitamin D and minerals is especially important to increase bone strength… Read more »

Probiotics and Brain Health

You are already likely aware of the things you should be doing to maintain your brain health.  A diet rich in omega 3 fatty acids, brain games and puzzles, plus daily exercise top the list.  But have you ever considered taking probiotics to keep your mind in shape? Probiotics, also known as the helpful or… Read more »

Heart Health Benefits of Whole Grains

We’ve all heard that whole grains are better for us, but there is confusion as to what constitutes whole grain and why it’s beneficial.  In 2004 the Whole Grains Council approved the following definition: “Whole grains or foods made from them contain all the essential parts and naturally-occurring nutrients of the entire grain seed in… Read more »

Nutritious Snacking for Seniors

As you get older, you may find yourself wanting to eat smaller meals with several snacks throughout the day.  This is better for several reasons.  Smaller meals help avoid insulin highs and lows.  If your appetite isn’t great, it can be easier to eat 5-6 smaller meals throughout the day. However, when it comes to… Read more »

The Healthiest Way to Cook Eggs

Over the years, eggs have gotten a bad rap.  But the truth is, eggs are one of the best, most versatile foods out there.  They also pack a nutritional punch. One large egg contains 70 calories, 5 grams of fat (but only 1.5 grams of saturated fat), 185 mg of cholesterol, 70 mg of sodium… Read more »

Healthy Eating Tips for Busy People

Life is busy.  Many of us are working full time, caring for a family, and trying to stay healthy.  It’s hard to do it all and still prioritize healthy eating. When you’re busy or stressed, you’re more likely to make poor nutritional choices. Making poor choices can make you feel even more stressed. Poor food… Read more »

Natural Allergy Fighting Foods

Spring is just around the corner and already seasonal allergies are taking hold of allergy sufferers.  Instead of stocking the medicine cabinet with allergy medication, there are foods that offer natural allergy relief.  Those rich in vitamin C and folic acid are especially helpful in reducing the inflammation associated with allergic reactions.  So, the next… Read more »

Five Surprising Heart Healthy Foods

Eating a heart healthy diet isn’t as hard as you might think.  Start by filling your plate with tons of fresh fruits and vegetables.  Increase your fiber intake and eat fish a couple times a week.  Limit saturated and trans fats as well as salt.  But there are some surprising heroes when it comes to… Read more »

Top Foods for Women’s Nutrition

Women’s nutrition is important for staying healthy. Healthy eating improves your overall health and helps prevent disease. It means choosing a variety of choices from all the food groups (fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy, and proteins). Healthy eating also means not consuming a lot of foods with added sugar, sodium and saturated and trans fats. What you… Read more »