Nutrition & Diet

 

 

10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Proteins

Are you a steak and pota­toes kind of per­son? What about hav­ing chicken with that rice? Fish and chips? How do you know what meat you should be eat­ing, or how to choose healthy meats within each cat­e­gory? Here are 10 tips accord­ing to choosemyplate.gov and diabetes.org. Check for the words “Lean” and “Select” so […]

 

Cooking at Home versus Eating Out

Peo­ple are always busy, and it seems that they are always need­ing to be some­where else. Amidst this chaos, when do they eat? Fast food drive thru seems to be the answer, right? It’s fast, it’s cheap, and you can eat on the go. Who has time to go shop­ping, come home and make a […]

 

Milk and its Different Types

Milk from a cow may be what we think of when we think of “milk.” How­ever, some of us may think of rice milk, soy milk, coconut milk, lac­taid milk, or almond milk. For those of us that are aller­gic to cow milk, there are mul­ti­ple options to choose from that will still get you […]

 

Pizza and Its Healthy Alternative

We all love pizza from the crispy crust to the top­pings of meat, veg­gies, and cheese. Even though it can be a high fat and calo­rie junk food choice, it can be made with health­ier alter­na­tives. For instance, check out this recipe for a Mega-Meat pizza from Pillsbury.com and its nutri­tion facts. Mega Meat Pizza Ingre­di­ents 1 […]

 

Going Nuts with Nuts

Did you know that Cal­i­for­nia is the num­ber one pro­ducer of tree nuts in the United States? Or that most pecans are pro­duced by Geor­gia, New Mex­ico, and Texas? Or that the top three nuts Amer­i­cans con­sume are almonds, wal­nuts, and pecans? Nuts are a great snack to have, and up to 60% of the […]

 

A Close Look at Traditional Milk

Tra­di­tional milk is cow milk that is pas­teur­ized (mean­ing it is heated and then cooled) to kill bac­te­ria. In most gro­cery stores, you have a plethora of choices. Do you want the one that is fla­vored, or plain? Low-fat, non-fat, or reg­u­lar? The choices seem end­less. How do you choose? Well, one way is to […]

 

They Only Work If You Do

Dietary sup­ple­ments. We hear about them all the time. The “mir­a­cle” diet pill where you mag­i­cally lose tons of weight just by tak­ing one a day. Yeah, sure. Believe it or not, there are a lot of peo­ple that will buy into these “won­der pills” and waste a ton of money. Why? Because they for­get to tell […]

 

Nutrition Labels: What to Look At

It is always impor­tant to know what you are eat­ing, and thanks to the FDA, we have the chance to look at what nutri­ents are in the food we eat through their nutri­tion labels. Accord­ing to the Amer­i­can Heart Asso­ci­a­tion, this is what we should be look­ing at when we check food labels: Remem­ber that […]