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Foods With Hidden Sugar

Are Americans addicted to sugar? You may not think so, but we consume an average of 160 pounds of sugar per person per year. The problem with sugar is that it provides a lot of calories, with no nutrients or other health benefits. So, while sugar isn’t ‘bad’ in and of itself, for a country […]

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Importance of Eating Breakfast For Health After 50

Most people know the importance of eating breakfast, but a surprisingly large group of people over 50 still don’t eat  breakfast. Good health after 50 may depend of eating breakfast. What you may not know is why it’s important to eat breakfast. After reading this article, hopefully you’ll be motivated to start your day off right with […]

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Five Minute Artisan Bread

Nothing smells or tastes better than homemade bread fresh from the oven. While I never considered myself much of a baker, a couple of times a year, I’d make bread for my family. Now that it’s just my husband and me, it seems like a lot of work and excess bread just for the two […]

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How Much Water Should You Drink Per Day?

Recently I wrote about the benefits of eating a high fiber diet. If you’re interested in the benefits of a fiber in diet, then it follows you’ll want to ask how much water should you drink per day. The key in a high fiber diet is to flush the body adequately with lots of water. […]

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Benefits of Fiber in Diet

You’ve heard about the benefits of fiber in diet. You might also know that most older adults don’t get enough fiber. In fact, most people ignore fiber until they have problems with constipation. That ailment is usually the motivator for people to explore a good source of fiber. A high fiber diet does much more than promote bowel […]

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Benefits of Nuts for Heart Healthy Diet

Nuts have gone through a recent resurgence in popularity recently. Because they have a high fat and calorie content, they were seen as a food to avoid. Studies, such as one conducted by the University of Toronto, now show they are important for a heart healthy diet. The benefits of nuts include disease fighting antioxidants, […]

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Reversing Heart Disease with Diet

As many as 80 percent of patients with heart disease fail to follow diet advise a year after their heart attack. This is according to Janet Bond Brill, Ph.D., R.D. author of Prevent a Second Heart Attack: 8 Foods, 8 Weeks to Reverse Heart Disease. Dr Brill believes the number one reason people don’t follow […]

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The Truth About Fats

You’ve heard for years that fat is bad for you. The truth about fats is our body needs them to be healthy. Problems arise when we eat too many fats or the wrong kinds. Why are fats important? Fats provide energy for the body. In order to have enough energy throughout your day, it’s important […]

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How We Choose What We Eat

There are so many things to think about other than taste and time involved when we choose our food. Some questions we might ask are: How far did this food travel to arrive at my table? According to Good Housekeeping’s The Daily Green, our food travels an average of 2000 miles via planes, trains, trucks […]

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Poor Eating Habits that Lead to Extra Weight

If you ask people, most will say they eat healthy most of the time. In fact, most people do want to eat healthy. With that said, most of us have poor eating habits we’ve acquired over time. The good news is most people are selective on they bad habits, meaning they splurge and they do […]

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