How to Plan a Healthy Diet

The best healthy diet is not about strict nutrition philosophies, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, stabilizing your mood, and keeping yourself as healthy as possible.  You can do it by learning some nutrition basics and making a plan that works for… Read more »

Best 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 different types of healthy food from all of the food groups (fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy, and proteins). Healthy eating also means not eating a lot of foods with added sugar, sodium and saturated and trans fats. Women’s… Read more »

Why Stress Causes Food Cravings

Have you ever wondered why you get food cravings or just can’t stop eating when you’re stressed?  In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, researchers found that 80 percent of people report eating more sweets when they are stressed. Turns out there are biological reasons for this frustrating phenomenon. When… Read more »

Mediterranean Diet Still Ranks Highest

The Mediterranean diet has been around for a while now, but still remains one of the best.  In fact, US News and World Report recently picked the Mediterranean diet as the most ideal for 2020. The third-time winner has met all the criteria for best diet: balance, maintainability, palatability, family-friendliness, sustainability, and healthfulness. Originated from the… Read more »

Health Benefits of Avocado Toast

Avocado toast is all the rage this year.  What’s not to love?  It’s a quick 2-ingredient meal that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  With a nice whole grain bread and the powerful omega-3 fatty acids found in the fruit; avocado toast is a winning combination.  And while purists may prefer the original,… Read more »

2020 Health Food Trends to Look For

A new year means new beginnings. And new beginnings are the start of new trends including health foods. The health food industry is constantly changing and evolving, which is fantastic because with each year comes new information. Incorporating these trends into your 2020 diet is a sure-fire way to kick off the New Year! Spiraled… Read more »

Mashed Potatoes on the Skinny

Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes?  That creamy, butter-laden goodness topped with gravy is a Thanksgiving staple.  But if you’re trying to live a more healthy life, you might feel like you should skip the whipped.  Fear not, here are some tips for taking some of the bad out of the oh-so-good. Cauliflower – want to… Read more »

Everything in Moderation and Other Holiday Eating Tips

The holidays are upon us.  Everywhere we look, there are delicious foods just waiting to be consumed.  It’s easy to indulge and overeat. According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the average American gains one pound per holiday season. While one pound may not seem like much, researchers in the study were quick… Read more »

Reconsider Your Comfort Foods

When you’re stressed, you crave foods that you believe will make you feel better.  It’s time to put down the chips and chocolate and reconsider your comfort foods.  Try these stress-relieving natural choices instead. Oatmeal – Oatmeal is the ultimate comfort food! A complex carbohydrate, oatmeal causes your brain to produce serotonin, a feel-good chemical…. Read more »

Addicted to Sugar?

One in two Americans has pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes. If you can’t stay away from the sweet stuff, no matter how hard you try, you might just have an actual sugar addiction. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that, in fact, higher sugar, higher glycemic foods can be addictive…. Read more »