Try looking in the monthly archives. April 2016

What people need to know about sodium.

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Healthy tip: Watch your salt intake Sodium is another ingredient that is frequently added to food to improve taste, even though your body needs less than one gram of sodium a day (about half a teaspoon of table salt). Eating too much salt can cause high blood pressure and lead to an increased risk of […]

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Do you know what is considered “healthy fats”?

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Healthy eating tip: Enjoy healthy fats Despite what you may have been told, not all fats are unhealthy. While “bad” fats can increase your risk of certain diseases, “good” fats are essential to physical and emotional health. Foods rich in certain omega-3 fats, for example, can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, improve your mood, […]

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Do you get enough protein in your diet?

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  Healthy tip: Put protein in perspective Proteins are the basic building blocks of the human body. They are made up of amino acids, and help build muscles, blood, skin, hair, nails and internal organs. Next to water, protein is the most plentiful substance in the body, and most of it (around 60% to 70%) […]

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Don’t Use The Weekend As An Excuse To Give Up On Your Goals!

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Healthy tip: Eat healthy carbs and whole grains Choose healthy carbohydrates and fiber sources, especially whole grains, for long-lasting energy. Whole grains are rich in phytochemicals and antioxidants, which help to protect against coronary heart disease, certain cancers, and diabetes. What are healthy carbs and unhealthy carbs? Healthy carbs (or good carbs) include whole grains, beans, […]

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Here is a way to nourish your body daily.

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Healthy tip: Bulk up on fiber Eating foods high in dietary fiber can help your digestion stay regular, help control diabetes, help with weight loss and lower your risk for heart disease and stroke. Depending on your age and gender, it is recommended that you eat at least 21 to 38 grams of fiber per […]

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Being Healthy And Fit Isn’t A Fad Or A Trend. Instead, It’s A Lifestyle!

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Healthy tip: Eat lots of colorful fruits and vegetables Fruits and vegetables are low in calories and they are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. Focus on eating the recommended  five servings of fruit and vegetables each day. When you do this, your stomach will be more satisfied and it help you cut back […]

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My Actions Define My Success, Not A Number On A Scale

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My Actions Define My Success, Not A Number On A Scale Healthy tip 3: Reduce sugar The Western diet not only has a problem with portion sizes, we also have a big problem with added sugar in our food. The increase of sugar in our diet has created weight problems and diabetes. Decreasing consumption of […]

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But what is moderation when it comes to food?

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Healthy eating tip 2: Moderation   Try not to think of certain foods as “off-limits.” – try reducing portion sizes and not eating them as often Think smaller portions.  – Use smaller plates, read food labels, and increase your vegetable intake Take your time. – Try not to inhale your food, take time to savor it. If […]

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Create Healthy Habits Not Restrictions!

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Healthy Tip #1 – Set yourself up for success! Think about planning small steps – like adding a salad to one meal each day. As your small changes become a habit, you can add another healthy choice. Prepare more of your own meals. When you prepare your meals at home, you can control what goes […]

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I love chocolate! Do you?

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I Love Chocolate! Do You? Is Chocolate Good for Your Heart? Why a little, in moderation, may be beneficial- Chocolate has gotten a lot of media coverage in recent years because it’s believed that it may help protect your cardiovascular system. The reasoning being that the cocoa bean is rich in a class of plant […]

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