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Thursday
Oct082009

Pumpkin Power

It's October again and pumpkins seem to be everywhere - the grocery store, gas station, in the fields of farms alongside the road. Many people see this fruit as just something to carve and put a candle in. The truth is...

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Sunday
Oct042009

The Healthy Way FOR Life: Breakfast

Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? Is there a "best" breakfast? Is there a way to get breakfast in without disrupting your morning routine? We'll take a look at some of these questions in today's article.

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Thursday
Oct012009

Popeye Was Smarter Than He Looked

Although Popeye's bulging muscles probably didn't come only from eating spinach, his can of vegetables certainly could have helped. It's a lesson many of us could learn from. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently released a state-by-state report of fruit and vegetable consumption, and the results were far from respectable. The results showed that...

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Sunday
Sep272009

The Healthy Way FOR Life: Getting Started

"I know what I need to do, I just don't do it." Does that sound familiar? I hear that from close to nine out of ten people I talk to about leading a more Healthy Way of Life. I often give people the benefit of the doubt in assuming they do know some information about nutrition and exercise, although it is often a mixed amount of accurate and innaccurate information from news, friends and conflicting books or magazines.

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Friday
Sep252009

The Power of Meal Replacements

The idea of using a meal replacement powder (MRP) is nothing new in the nutrition and fitness industry. They have come a long way from the high-sugar, very bad-tasting shakes of twenty years ago. The concept has always been the same, and the science tends to support their use. So how does a MRP support optimal nutrition?

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Sunday
Sep202009

Non-Calorie Sweeteners: Pros and Cons

The use of sugar and sugar alternatives is one of the most debated areas of nutrition today. It is also an area of significant confusion. More of the population today understands the negative impact of consuming excess sugar, whether it is in the form of high-fructose corn syrup, sucrose, or other "natural" sugars. One alternative is nonnutritive sweeteners (NNS). In considering the use of nonnutritive sweeteners, people are confronted with very opposing viewpoints. To make this even more complicated...

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Thursday
Sep172009

A Good Fat to Lose Fat

Recently, the type of fat that has received the most attention has been Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Another healthy fat sometimes overlooked is conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). Unfortunately, the average diet today contains a very small amount of, if any CLA. The best dietary source of CLA in the diet from beef and dairy products. However, commercial beef and dairy contains very small amounts. Cows fed commercial diets such as grains and soy produce meat and dairy with...

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