If you are struggling with lowering your cholesterol level, specifically LDL ('"bad") cholesterol it may be beneficial to increase your intake of phytosterols. Here is some great information about what they are and how to get more of them in your diet.
Just because it's a smoothie, doesn't mean it's healthy. Here are some tips to make sure your smoothies are helping and not hurting you.
"An analysis of 13 studies of sitting time and activity levels found that those who sat for more than eight hours a day with no physical activity had a risk of dying similar to the risks of dying posed by obesity and smoking."
Just drink plain water.
Here are some great tips to help you stay on track over the next couple of weeks. You can do it!!
Concerned you may over-do it on Thursday? Well, it is just ONE day but here are some tips to avoid overeating on Thanksgiving. Everyone is different, so what works for one person may not work for another. For me, limiting my choices to the foods I REALLY want helps as well as getting in a walk or activity during the day.
Nutrition Myths, Fact or Fiction??
Is the *slightly* cooler weather making you crave pumpkin? Here is a great article explaining how to pick a pumpkin to use for cooking, how to cut and prepare, and several healthy recipes using pumpkin. YUM!!!
Using food labels to make decisions about what to eat can be confusing. For those trying to lower their blood sugar there are several items on a food label to consider. Here is a great explanation of what to look at when comparing products.
One may assume a vegetarian or vegan diet has too many carbohydrates for those struggling with diabetes or blood glucose control. This is far from the truth. Plant-based diet have been proven to be effective for not only blood sugar control, but also weight loss, and heart disease prevention.
Looking for some inspiration to cook in these hot months? Here is a very fresh and flavorful recipe for fish tacos that won’t require turning on your oven!
Meal prep is a challenge for many people due to time constraints and not knowing how to put healthy meals together. Here is a video that shows you how to get started and offers meal and snack suggestions.