Just the other day I made a simple dinner I thought was beautiful and delicious- enough to take a picture of it in fact. For a moment I flattered myself with my own cooking. Boasting I am not, but the recognition of the plate before me reminded me of just how beautiful food really is
You don’t need to make a trip to the bank for this investment, but it can pay big dividends when it comes to keeping you healthy. Why is water so important? It’s like the motor oil that keeps our cars running smoothly and extends the life of our vehicles. Without it, the engine would seize,
When we think about big health problems, heart disease or cancer leap to mind but so should obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes as these diseases can lead to chronic kidney disease (CKD). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates more than 1 in 7, that is 15% of US adults
There is something about going on a picnic that defines the essence of summer. Growing up we picnicked a lot at the picnic table at the back of the yard under a big cherry tree. We picnicked except when the cherries ripened, and the birds feasted on the tiny, sweet cherries producing an awful mess.
Chocolate lovers rejoice. Good news. Don’t worry about chocolate fitting into a healthy diet. Research proves it does. Starting with Mayan culture, desire for chocolate and its belief in healthful properties have been with us for centuries. Milton Hershey introduced the five-cent chocolate bar in the early 1900s and sold it as a daily dietary
While you might think quinoa is one of those food fads, been there done that, it might just be one fad that keeps its status as a favorite. And for good reason. Quinoa cooks quickly, has a gentle, nutty flavor and is proving its versatility as a background ingredient in salads as well as soups
In the quest for better health or when dealing with an illness, there is usually a medicine to manage or cure what ails us. Pills are easy, but a healthy diet is the better long-term solution to prevent illness in the first place. The challenge is developing and keeping healthy eating habits that are a
If you are feeling diets and diet advice are coming at you from all directions, they are. We have the very prescriptive, but popular Keto and Paleo diets. There are diet books, supplements, advertisements and news to sift through while you hope you can find the one diet with a painless answer to weight loss.
Summer is coming with its abundance of garden-fresh vegetables and healthy salad options. It’s the season for embracing a plant-based diet that offers meals packed with super foods rich in vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and fiber. As a dietitian helping people lose weight and manage diabetes, I find once someone adds more fruits and vegetables to
We all have certain foods and situations where we can’t keep ourselves from eating a lot of whatever it might be and with great enjoyment. It might be a bowl of nuts, a bag of chips, or home baked cookies. How frequently we enjoy eating with abandon can be a set up for frustrating weight