5 “Health Foods” You Can Leave on the Table

Image courtesy of antkpr / FreeDigitalPhotos.net You know how when you see a person who is really into nutrition and fitness, and someone refers to them as “granola crunchy”? Well I am here to take the “granola” out of “granola-crunch”. I really don’t think granola is THAT healthy. Surprisingly, there are tons of foods out […]

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Energy Drinks

Energy drinks: Bringing Bad to Worse. Sugar is not good for your body. This is no revelation for you. I posted that recent article about sugar being directly related to diabetes. So what about energy drinks? Sugar free, even? Don’t be tricked into thinking this will give you some get-up-and-go; really it will just lead […]

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Label Reading

Label Reading. We dietitians will go insane telling you to “READ LABELS”!!! And that is certainly true. Definitely look at every product’s nutrition facts and ingredients labels. Even doing this, however, there are some things on labels that will try to trick you into choosing their product over another. For this, I say, buyer beware. […]

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Mediterranean Diets

A Recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that mediterranean diets reduced risk of cardiovascular disease by 30% versus the control group which followed the AHA low-fat diet. Basically saying what many nutrition professionals and holistic medical advisors have been saying all along — worry less about the %macronutrient you are eating, […]

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Spices with Benefits

Did you know that turmeric has shown to decrease mutagens in your system, i.e., compounds that increase the number of mutations which may lead to cancer? Cinnamon may help with blood sugar control by increasing the amount of phosphorylation on insulin receptors, thus increasing the amount of glucose translocated into cells for use or storage. […]

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