The Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

Dear Healthy Readers, There are many words used to describe the Mediterranean dietary pattern of eating such as; health promoting, disease prevention, longevity, nutritious, cardiovascular, olive oil, omega-3 fatty acids to name a few. This diet has been presented as the “good standard” of healthy diets for its taste and diversified role in chronic disease…

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Benefits of A Mediterranean Diet, continued

The Mediterranean Diet shows protective evidence on many diseases and disorders including heart disease, diabetes mellitus- type 2, hypertension, embolism, osteoporosis and certain cancers such as; breast, stomach, colorectal and prostate. It is overwhelming to review all the benefits associated with the Mediterranean Diet in this article. The importance of the scientific articles provides support…

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Sorting The Nutrition Facts About Fruits

Dear Healthy Readers, Fruits are vital components of a healthy diet. Yet 60% of Americans hardly eat enough fruits. Many say it is hard to fit them in and hard to do. To meet your daily requirements, it means eating 2 to 3 cups of fruit. This presents a challenge for many. Arming yourself with…

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Fall’s Cure. Get On Board. Boost Your Immunity

Dear Healthy Readers,     Fall is a beautiful time of year when the leaves on trees burst into beautiful vibrant colors such as- yellows, browns, burnt-orange, and burgundy-reds. Nature makes preparations for restoration by shedding these beautiful leaves and the trees become bare to slow down and regroup for spring’s rejuvenation. It is the…

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De-stress and Detoxify for the New Year

January is a great time to “ring out” the old. We often cap off a year of not-so-healthy habits with year-end celebrations featuring decadent foods and libations. It’s no wonder that many people start each year feeling worn out and fatigued. These are also signs of a potential overload of internal “junk” you’ve built up…

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Recipes: Holiday Sippers

Here are a few recipes that are guilt-free foods and can help you manage your  weight in your meal plans for the holidays. Try them you might just like these drink alternatives. Holiday Nog 1 cup plain soy milk or juice 1 medium banana 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 tsp ground allspice dash of grated…

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How to Eat Smart: Fruits & Vegetables

Research shows more than 90% of all Americans do not eat their recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables. The amount of fruits and vegetables you need each day may seem overwhelming, however, fruits and veggies provide the unrivaled combination of great taste, nutrition and abundant variety. Eating a colorful variety of fruits and veggies provides…

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New Year – New Beginning

Yes, It is a new year. Each new year brings changes and new beginnings. For me it is reflection of looking back at the past year to see what my year looked like. It was a great year with many promises fulfilled and some disappointments of things going not so well. This year, I’m focusing…

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Pizza – A New Twist to July 4th Celebration

July 4th celebration is just around the corner. Have you decided on a menu that does not include hamburgers and hot dogs? If not, try something different to prepare at home. Try making pizza at home, it is easier than you think. This is called thinking outside the box and turn on your oven instead.…

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Safe Food Handling Practices for Summer and Beyond

Summer is here! Oh yes. Can you feel the heat? It is sizzling and it’s the season for delicious dishes to be prepared and served in many different ways, some conventional and some not so conventional. You need to arm yourself with helpful tips to keep food safe to prevent you from getting food-borne illnesses.…

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