Another Benefit to Higher Protein

Did you know that your risk for a stroke can decrease by 26% when you increase your intake of protein for every 20 grams? People who got more protein in their diets, especially fish, had lower chances of stroke. Doctors reviewed 7 stroke studies that followed 254,489 people for an average of 14 years and […] Read more »

5 Things You Need to Know About Gluten May 19, 2014 | By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD

Unless you’ve been on a media-free diet, you probably saw Jimmy Kimmel Live’s hilarious ‘What is Gluten?’ video, in which none of the gluten avoiders interviewed could explain exactly what gluten is. The truth is, most of my gluten-free clients don’t really know what it is either (check out my previous post Your 5 Worst Gluten-Free Mistakes), but they do know that […] Read more »

The Glycemic Index

High glycemic foods result in a quick spike in insulin and blood sugar (also known as blood glucose). Having this quick spike in insulin causes a quick drop in blood sugar.  What happens when our blood sugar drops is it causes immediate fat storage and we end up craving more sugars. This is a vicious […] Read more »

Look at this for weight loss

This is the ingredient in Isotonix OPC3 the only Pycnogenol available Isotonically.   I highly recommend that everyone interested in taking care of their health start taking this product. Cathie W PYCNOGENOL DECREASES METABOLIC SYNDROME RISK FACTORS May 10, 20130 Comments Posted in News, Pycnogenol, Natural, Dietary Supplements, Antioxidant, Extracts, Science & Research,Healthy, Healthy Foods, Nutrition, Diet, Obesity, Weight Management, Blood Pressure, Heart Health,Cholesterol, Glucose, Diabetes Print HOBOKEN, N.J—Supplementation with Pycnogenol®, […] Read more »

Reading Labels

We had another wonderful class today about reading nutrition labels. Reading the food labels can be misleading and we learned quite a bit today about what to look for in these labels. What most people didn’t know was what “reduced” actually means as far as percentages were concerned.  Reading labels can be pretty tricky if […] Read more »

The Artichoke

I recently posted a picture of an Artichoke on Facebook and I mentioned  that it is one of my favorite foods. So I decided to take a look at this vegetable a little furthur to figure out the benefits of this vegetable. For one, it taste great when cooked properly and even better when you have a nice […] Read more »

How’s Your Fat Intake?

Have you heard that there are certain fats to eat and not to eat? To prevent fat gain, it would be wise to stay away from processed fats such as high fat meats, butter & cheese, dairy, mayonnaise, and certain oils such as coconut and palm oil. Some examples of the good fats are Salmon, […] Read more »