Healthy Eating

Eat well, be well. Healthy living trumps genes to achieve good health.

Top your next container of yogurt with a sliced banana to put this combination into action. Your intestinal tract is home to trillions of health-promoting microbes (probiotics). These internal soldiers continually battle unhealthy invaders. Like all good soldiers, your healthy microbes need to be fed. Food containing prebiotics, plant fibers, are exactly what they need. … Read More

Eat well, be well. Healthy living trumps genes to achieve good health.

There are many dynamic duos in nutrition. Two nutrients, when combined, are more powerful than when they work alone. Combine avocado with tomato in your next salad. The heart healthy monounsaturated fat in avocado helps your body effectively absorb the powerful carotenoid antioxidants found in red, yellow and orange fruits and vegetables. Beta-carotene, the best … Read More

Eat well, be well. Healthy living trumps genes to achieve good health.

Don’t fast to feast later. This only results in more calories eaten. Don’t skip breakfast. Not only will you have less energy to get through the morning but breakfast skippers eat more calories during the remainder of the day. If you are really dying for a hamburger and fries at lunch order a kid’s meal … Read More

Eat well, be well. Healthy living trumps genes to achieve good health.

A whole, unpeeled apple is a perfect snack – it’s high in the fiber pectin which helps fill you up and lowers your cholesterol. Eat popcorn – low in calories (25 in a cup), low in fat and high in fiber (it’s a whole grain). It offers the satisfaction of chewing but go easy on … Read More

Eat well, be well. Healthy living trumps genes to achieve good health.

High in fiber and rich in minerals, brown rice is a better choice. Look for quick cooking and frozen options to cut cooking time. Use Greek yogurt to substitute for sour cream in recipes or to top baked potatoes or tacos. Cook cereal, like oatmeal, with skim milk instead of water to get a calcium … Read More

Eat well, be well. Healthy living trumps genes to achieve good health.

  The benefits of exercise are undisputed including weight control, strengthening the heart, bones and muscles, and reducing the risk for disease. Researchers at the University of California San Diego recently showed that just one, 20 minute session of moderate exercise can also stimulate the immune system producing an anti-inflammatory response. Forty-seven people walked on … Read More

Eat well, be well. Healthy living trumps genes to achieve good health.

Many avoid pasta thinking it is going to pack on pounds. In a recent study from Italy and another from the US which together looked at over 20,000 adults, both studies showed that eating pasta was not a factor in weight gain. Pasta, made from cereal grains, has been around since ancient times and is central to … Read More

Eat well, be well. Healthy living trumps genes to achieve good health.

The newest evidence is showing that as we get older we may need more protein than younger adults to conserve muscles and prevent age-related declines in health and physical functioning. Your body is in a constant state of building and repair. Protein is the most important element to get the work done. In the past … Read More

Eat well, be well. Healthy living trumps genes to achieve good health.

  Researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey have once again disproven the widely accepted notion that it is OK to quickly scoop up food fallen on the floor and eat it safely. This is often referred to as the 5-second rule. If a food only stays on the floor a few seconds, that timeframe is … Read More

Eat well, be well. Healthy living trumps genes to achieve good health.

  We all love the taste of garlic but not the lingering odor that may last on your breath for close to 24 hours. Researchers from Ohio State University fed people garlic and then had them drink water (the control group) or green tea or eat apples, lettuce, or mint leaves. Fresh apples, fresh lettuce and … Read More