Have you thought about blackberries lately? If not, it’s time to. Summer is prime time for this incredible fruit, which is full of anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, fiber, and vitamin C (one cup has half the recommended daily dose of vitamin C). Are you curious about other fun blackberry facts? Continue reading
Limit the amount of sugar you consume.
I’m sure many of you read Mark Bittman NYT’s article last week, It’s The Sugar, Folks or Michael Moss’ lengthy NYT’s Magazine piece, The Extraordinary Science Of Addictive Junk Food, each highlighting new evidence that sugar is toxic and well, just junk. Continue reading
Healthy Food Challenge Tip #27: Clean Out Your Refrigerator, Freezer, and Cabinets And Head For The Store To RestockThis entry was posted on Friday, March 1st, 2013 at 12:16 pm
Get rid of caloric, processed, fattening, and high sodium foods in your kitchen. Replace the unhealthy foods with healthy fresh organic and natural choices. Other than a few staples for meals, baking, and condiments, I usually shop for two days at a time. Most healthy nutritious food begins to rot after forty-eight hours; if yours doesn’t, think again if it belongs in your kitchen. Continue reading
You never know what you’re eating when you go out to restaurants or order in food. It’s commonly known that restaurants over use butter, salt, sauces, salad dressings, and other unhealthy ingredients to enhance the flavor of their dishes. Continue reading
Habits and behaviors are two of the most difficult things to change but can be done even as they relate to food. If you cannot make healthy and conscious decisions about your diet and stick to them, in order to correct your poor habits and behaviors, you must delve deeper into why they exist. Continue reading
People often ask me what I think about cleansing and juicing. The answer? I don’t. I’ve never done a cleanse or juice fast, never wanted to, and don’t plan to unless for medical or experimental reasons. I’ve always believed that if we eat healthily all the time, there’s no need to go to such extremes. In addition, research shows that cleanses can really screw up our metabolisms as well as have other negative side effects. I’ve never wanted to take that risk.
There is no evidence that cleansing does anything positive for our bodies that regular healthy food can or does not. Continue reading
Food Challenge Tip #22: Vegetarian, Vegan, Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian, Pescatarian: Respect Your Body’s NeedsThis entry was posted on Monday, February 25th, 2013 at 4:00 pm
People often ask me if I am vegetarian, vegan, lacto-ovo vegetarian, eat fish, or dairy. The answer is I am Pescatarian, which the Merriam Webster dictionary defines as “one whose diet includes fish but no other meat.” I eat a few types of fish (because I’m not very fond of it) maybe twice a month and dairy in limited amounts (love it but watch it).
Check this out! My “Best Homemade Granola Post” was published in The New York Times Diner’s Journal comments last week. Read the 1500 word limited comment and then click to view the revised post! Continue reading
Did you know that you can look up what food will be available to you at any airport? Well, you can. If you’re not going to bring your own healthy food with you for air travel, then check in advance to plan where you can find it (it won’t be on the plane).
All you have to do is google the name of the airport to which you are going and food: i.e. “JFK Airport Food,” or “Vancouver Airport Food” and you will get a list of what’s available. The Airports categorize by terminal, food type (restaurant, coffee bar, fast food), and provide floor and gate locations. Make your travel happy and healthy. A little work can make for a longer life. Continue reading