Category: Nutrition

Grass-fed beef: A healthier choice?

New research is emerging that grass-fed beef may provide heart healthy benefits that conventionally grown (grain-fed) beef doesn’t provide! Grass-fed beef contains less total fat, more Omega-3 fatty acids (lowering inflammation), higher levels of linoleic acid (protecting the heart) and antioxidants!

Do you know the truth about gluten?

  Gluten is a protein found in the grains wheat, barley and rye. It does not make you gain weight, increase blood pressure, cause disease, or cause any other harm to the body. Most people can tolerate gluten fine, and it can be part of a healthy diet. Only 1% of the population needs to… Read more »

Do you know the fruits and vegetables that contain the highest level of pesticides?

    The Environmental Working Group composes a list of the twelve produce items that contain the highest level of pesticides, which can be harmful to your body. They recommend buying these items Organic when possible! The Dirty Dozen list is composed of: Apples, strawberries, grapes, celery, peaches, spinach, sweet bell peppers, imported nectarines, cucumbers,… Read more »

Cow’s milk, almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk: are they all the same?

Each of these milks are nutritionally different. Cow’s milk provides the most protein, and almond milk provides the least. When buying soy milk, make sure it is fortified with calcium and vitamin D. And, beware of coconut milks’ high calorie and fat content.

Are you getting enough fiber in your diet?

Fiber is a key component to normal digestion, normal bowel movements, and maintaining a healthy weight. Unfortunately, most Americans don’t consume enough. Men need about 38 grams a day and women need about 25 grams. Fiber can be found in whole grains, fruits, nuts, beans, and carrots. It helps you feel full longer without adding… Read more »

Do you know the truth about carbs?

Carbohydrates are your body’s main source of energy. You need at least 130 grams of carbs a day for your body to function at an optimal health level.