Finding a truly healthy nutrition bar can be tough as I noted in my article, “Zing Bars Awarded Best Nutrition Bar 2008.” I interviewed the makers of Zing Bars, nutritionists Michael Kaplan, ND, Minh-Hai Tran, MS, RD and Sandi Kaplan, MS, RD to help us better understand the following qualities to look for in a […]
The best fiber sources obviously come from whole food dietary sources. However, occasionally we need a little something something to “cheat the system” and this is my favorite weight loss trick, as I have mentioned the importance of utilizing fiber for satiety and stable blood sugar in my “Favorite Weight Loss Diet of 2008”. You […]
Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! Since many of you are going out for Mexican food today, I thought I would talk about all the great super foods abundant in traditional Mexican fare. Mexican food can be extremely healthy if prepared properly, try to avoid the greasy dishes in lieu of the lighter ones with veggies. […]
So you may have just received the bad news from your doctor that your “cholesterol is high” and that “you need to start a diet to lower your cholesterol” Ugh!!! What to do? This diet most likely excludes many of your favorite foods….meat and fried foods to say the least!! Before we get started, let’s […]
Fiber is the substance in plant food that we do not digest. The two main types of fiber are soluble and insoluble fiber. Both types of fiber are important to our health. Soluble fibers are commonly found in fruits (especially pear, apple and citrus), oats, barley and legumes. These water-soluble fibers form gels that provide […]
Buying pre-made produce trays is an efficient effective way to add more fruits and veggies in to your diet. You can simply pack the celery and carrots up for snacks, steam the cauliflower and broccoli for dinner side dishes, and snack on the fruit as a sweet treat in lieu of desserts!