Healthy Eating

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

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

Fall and candy apples go hand-in-hand. What kid does not delight in munching on a crunchy apple covered in sweet, chewy caramel? Most caramel apples come on a wooden stick which punctures the protective skin of an apple. In 2014 a multistate outbreak of listeriosis was linked to eating caramel-coated apples. This connection baffled health … Read More

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

Researchers at Michigan State University found that shoppers were more likely to see and make use of front of package nutrition labels rather than examine the more complex nutrition facts panel for information. A box of cookies may say “70 Calories per pack.” A carton of orange juice states “110 Calories per 8 fluid ounce serving.” … Read More

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

Why Do Fruits Brown?

by admin on August 18, 2016 · 0 comments

Inside the cells of fresh peaches, apples, pears and bananas (and even potatoes) are phenolic compounds and enzymes, like polyphenol oxidase (PPO). When peeled or cut open, the PPO in the cells is exposed to oxygen and it causes a reaction known as enzymatic browning. This reaction converts the plant phenols to a brown pigment … Read More

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

Blanching is the process of quickly cooking fresh vegetables in boiling water or steam. It is recommended if you are going to freeze fresh vegetables. Blanching slows or stops the action of enzymes in vegetables that cause the loss of flavor, color and texture. It also rids the vegetables of surface organisms, brightens the color, … Read More

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

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that half of our daily grain intake should be whole grains. Only 2% of adults meet this guideline. Do you? Whole grains – whole wheat, barley, sprouted grains, bulgur, amaranth, teff, quinoa, popcorn, brown rice and oatmeal -–add fiber, minerals, and B vitamins to your diet. They provide … Read More