Posts in the ‘Nutrition’ Category

One diet DOES NOT Fit All

There isn’t one perfect diet that fits all. Everyone’s body reacts differently to food so a diet that works for your friend, may not be one that works for you. For years I tried to follow eating plans that were built for other people instead of actually figuring out what worked for me. I wondered

Attaching Emotions to Food

Do you ever feel like it’s impossible to eat healthy on special occasions? I know for me I used to dread them because I knew there was going to be so much food (and not all of it healthy) and I would feel like I was ravenous and had to eat it all! I don’t

Excitotoxins

Do you know why you get cravings? Sugar is an addictive substance, but cravings cover more than just sugary foods. Most cravings are caused by a substance called excitotoxins. Dr. Cathie Lippman, founder of the Lippman Center for Optimal Health, explains that “excitotoxins are substances, usually amino acids, that stimulate taste receptors on the tongue.

Sugar

Sugar intake is one of the leading causes of obesity in our country. Too much of it causes Type 2 diabetes. I have a sweet tooth, so I like having healthy treats, but it’s the processed sugars that are killing us. There are so many hidden sugars in our foods that most people don’t even

Superfoods

What are superfoods? This term is a bit overused these days, because if you look them up on the Internet its basically describes every fruit and vegetable. They are labeled superfoods, because they are rich in particular nutrients. Over all, I believe all foods from the earth are superfoods, but there are certain foods that

Preservatives and Additives

Not only are GMOs (genetically modified organisms) a huge concern when it comes to our food, additives and preservatives are just as bad and making it impossible for people to eat a healthy diet. They are added to food to increase shelf life and can also be chemical creations that are cheaper to produce than

Juicing vs. Blending

I am an ardent proponent of juicing and blending and I believe they both play a huge role in a healthy diet. The question is: What’s the difference? If you have never juiced or made smoothies in a blender, this might be a foreign subject to you. So here is some information that will give

The Power of Food

How often do you think about the food you eat? Do you read labels and investigate the ingredients? The food we eat today is very different from the food our parents and grandparents ate. There was no need to label food “organic,” because everything was organic. The soil wasn’t depleted of the nutrients it needs

Healthy Eating and Your Metabolism

Eating healthy isn’t about being on a diet; it’s about changing old habits and creating a new lifestyle. Most people feel like they have to give up so much to eat healthier and that is not the case. You do need to get rid of old habits, which can be tough, but it has nothing

Is Stevia Safe?

I am not a big fan of artificial sweeteners and never use them. They are crawling with chemicals and can cause serious long-term effects on your body. Stevia is the newest sweetener that is advertised as “healthy” and “natural” because it is from a plant, but advertising can be misleading. Anything that is altered in a

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