Healthy Poolside Snacking

The lazy pool days of summer are here and all that swimming makes you and your family hungry.  It’s easy to grab pre-packaged snacks and fill up on chips, cookies and carbohydrates, but that’s not a healthy choice and won’t keep you energized and help maintain your swimsuit figure.  Try these six healthy poolside snacking… Read more »

Fabulous Fruits for Summer Smoothies

Smoothies are a cool, refreshing way to get in your fruits and veggies this summer.   They keep you hydrated and ready to enjoy whatever the day may bring your way. With the abundance of summer produce in gardens and farmers’ markets, the prices for many fresh fruits goes down and nothing tastes better than freshly… Read more »

Brain Power: Four Foods to Increase Yours

The foods we eat can have a big impact on the structure and health of our brains. Eating a brain-boosting diet can support both short- and long-term brain function. The brain is an energy-intensive organ, using around 20 percent of the body’s calories, so it needs plenty of good fuel to maintain concentration throughout the day. The brain also requires… Read more »

7 Diet Tips for Optimum Prostate Health

Over 30 million men suffer from prostate conditions that impact their quality of life.  There’s no proven prostate cancer prevention strategy.  But you may reduce your risk of prostate cancer and other prostate related conditions by making healthy choices, such as exercising and eating a healthy diet. Instead of focusing on fad diets or specific… Read more »

Five Foods Rich in Magnesium

Magnesium is an extremely important mineral. It’s involved in hundreds of chemical reactions in your body and helps you maintain good health. Unfortunately, many people don’t reach the recommended daily intake of 400 mg. However, eating foods high in magnesium can help you meet the daily requirement. Here are 5 healthy foods that are rich… Read more »

Fitness Foods – Before and After

When gearing up for a workout, carbs are your friend.  However, they need to be a blend of complex and simple so that the energy release is slow and steady, rather than a burst of energy followed by that awful sluggish feeling.  Post workout, you need protein to help your muscles recover. Here are our… Read more »

Fight Allergies with these Five Foods

Spring allergies are here and the itchy eyes, scratchy throat and foggy feeling they bring with them are enough to stop you in your tracks.  Before you reach for that antihistamine, there are some foods that can help ease your symptoms.   Try these five allergy-fighting foods: Garlic – garlic is a natural antibiotic known to fight… Read more »

Fight Inflammatory Arthritis with Food

Inflammatory arthritis is a term used to describe a group of conditions which affect your immune system. This means that your body’s defense system starts attacking your own tissues instead of germs, viruses and other foreign substances, which can cause pain, stiffness and joint damage. They’re also known as autoimmune diseases. The two most common forms… Read more »

Picnics – What Not to Pack

Who doesn’t love spreading a blanket in the great outdoors and enjoying a delicious meal?  Picnics evolved from the elaborate traditions of outdoor feasts enjoyed by the wealthy. In Europe during the 14th century, the earliest picnics were medieval hunting feasts in England. Renaissance-era country banquets, and Victorian garden parties lay the foundation for today…. Read more »

Healthy Grilling – Without the Char

Whether it’s burgers and dogs, a juicy steak or tender chicken that’s been marinating all day, everyone loves grilling a good cookout.  However, that charbroiled goodness might come at a cost to your health. A recent study conducted by the University of Illinois, found that cooking methods that produce crust on food, such as grilling,… Read more »