Cold season is upon us and sometimes no matter how many times a day you wash your hands and stay away from people with a cold it’s a matter of time before you catch it yourself. One way to build resistance to catching the common cold is to eat foods that protect you from the effects of the cold. Here are some helpful tips to make the common cold not so common. Continue reading
The word “fats” scares many. It is one of the most misleading food items by consumers. Everyone thinks that you have to stay away from it; however not all fats are created equal. There are fats that are actually good for you especially for your cardiovascular system; basically they are “heart-healthy”. Here I’ll discuss some nutritious fatty foods that you can incorporate into your diet, many of them may even surprise you. Continue reading
What are probiotics? The definition for probiotics vary, but the one most accepted by the scientific community is that they are “live microorganisms, that when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host” (FAO 2001, as revised by Hill et al. 2014). Continue reading
We all know it’s hard to make good food choices around the holidays. We are surrounded with baked good, sauces, alcohol and an abundance of options. So what do we do to make better choices but still partake in all those amazing festivities?
Here are some easy to follow tips that you can apply around the holidays, and even year round. Continue reading