If you're reading this, your doctor has probably told you that your cholesterol levels are too high. Maybe she put you on a medication to help lower cholesterol, or simply told you to consume less cholesterol-containing foods. No matter what you... Read more
My teenage daughter’s favorite grab 'n go breakfast consists of a few gulps of OJ, a toasted English muffin, and a handful of roasted sunflower kernels. “A perfect breakfast,” she states. Teenage translation: "I can sleep a... Read more
Have you ever noticed that you have a little more pep in your step after eating certain foods--and that other foods can leave you feeling mentally and physically awful? You're not imagining things; as it turns out, all food is not created equal w... Read more
In a college nutrition class I took back in the 90’s, I overheard a classmate boasting to a small group about how she only ate fat-free food. Most of America was still in the clutches of the fat-free craze, and my classmate’s views weren&... Read more
Peanut butter may be a household staple, but spreads made from other nuts and seeds can add nutrients and variety to your diet.
Peanut butter has that ideal balance between sweet and salty, making it the perfect companion for everything from who... Read more
So the last two weeks I've been working on eating more fruits and especially veggies (before that I worked on my protein and fibre intake) and I'm a little confused about pumpkin seeds. Do these count towards my servings of fruits and veggi... Read more
It's that time of year again! That Post-Halloween time where I have a big zip lock bag full of pumpkin seeds...
But, I'm having a hard time finding any good nutritional information for unshelled pumpkin seeds. I eat the entire seed, shell and... Read more
Chia seeds are packed with omega-3, fiber, healthy fat, protein... I have a couple of chia seed recipes on my blog and the spark recipes. Have you tried Chia Seeds? Do you have a recipe for them? Please share!... Read more
It seems as if they are bad for you because they have 16g of fat, but 10g of that is polyunsaturated and 3.5 of that is monounsaturated... it does have .5g of trans and 2g of saturated.
I also am noticing that it has 220mg of sodium, which seem... Read more
The body's immune system is a marvelous thing. When an unwanted antigen invades the body, armies of white blood cells work hard to provide protection. The body produces antibodies to destroy whatever it perceives to be harmful. Typically, that means... Read more
Mother knows best. Back in 2005, my mom starting telling me about this "amazing" seed that was great for health. She added it to smoothies, granola, breads, and just about everything else. Flax, I quickly learned, was versatile and an easy... Read more
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