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
In a college nutrition class I took back in the 90s, 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’t... 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
Your immune system is important. Very much like your own personal army, it guards your body against attacks from invaders (like bacteria, fungi, and viruses), defending against infections and several kinds of cancer. And it’s smart, too, often... Read more
I ate too much today. I made cinnamon pumpkin seeds after carving a pumpkin and kept snacking on them. I don't think I had too many, but I didn't keep track of them I'm just under my cal limit for the day with everything else. But I barely hit»»»... Read more
Does anyone know which is better from a nutritional stand point? I've read chia seeds are more filling which can reduce your desire to keep eating, but do they offer a better nutritional benefit?
I've started drinking one smoothy per day with on... Read more
I usually have old fashion oatmeal made with 1/2 cup of almond milk and 1/2 cup water and I add in some blueberries but it doesn't always fill me up. I wondered if adding some ground flax seed or chia seeds would help bulk it up a little. What are y... 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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