Nutrition & Diet

 

 

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Metabolic Syndrome: The Silent Killer

Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors that increase the probability of heart problems, such as stroke or heart disease. It is also known as Syndrome X, insulin-resistant syndrome, obesity syndrome, and the silent killer. Knowing about this particular group of risk factors can help you prevent problems later on in life. Although researchers […]

 

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Saturated Fats: Good or Bad?

Saturated fats are found in multiple places, including beef, pork, lamb, poultry, cheese, milk, and butter. For years, people have been taught that saturated fats are bad because they can raise cholesterol levels, and increase the risk of heart problems. According to the American Heart Association, saturated fats should make up less than 7 percent […]

 

 

 

 

 

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Track What You Eat

You might be surprised what you think you’re eating versus what you’re actually eating.  The best thing you can do when trying to lose weight, is track everything you put in your mouth. I find it tedious and uncomfortable.  For example, I didn’t plan well for today, and as I write this, I have to admit that […]

 

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The Lives and Times of Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are in season and taste the best at different times of the year. When deciding on meals and snacks, this list can help you get the most for your taste buds. Winter Produce: December-February Brussels sprouts Buttercup squash Chestnuts Collard Greens Kale Leeks Sweet Potatoes Turnips Clementines Dates Grapefruit Kiwi Fruit Mandarin […]

 

 

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The Truth behind Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt is creamy, smooth, and has a slightly tangy taste. You can eat it plain, or with fruit. You can use it as a substitute in recipes that call for sour cream, milk, butter, and even mayonnaise. Greek yogurt also has many benefits if you are looking to eat healthier too. So what is […]