I devoted last week’s post
to salt, and to the fact that we consume, to our detriment, two-to-three times our recommended daily upper limit of salt. The bulk of this excess intake comes unnoticed and hidden in processed and restaurant (especially fast-food… Continue
Added by Ayala laufer-Cahana MD on February 8, 2010 at 5:03am —
What makes you fat?
Simply put we eat more calories than we burn off in a day’s time. Take for instances a person that drives a truck for a living and has to unload and load all day long. Now even though they may not get to the gym daily the amount of energy they are burning is probably off setting what they are eating, unless they are eating a slab of ribs at every stop lol.
Now take a person that sits all day at their job in a call center, talking to people all day long.… Continue
Added by Marti Carter on May 24, 2009 at 8:08am —
When you peel fruits and vegetables you throw away a large chunk of its nutritional value. Such as a large dietary fiber loss when you throw out an apple skin, along with vitamin C, and various other minerals.
You may be tempted to throw out produce skins due to pesticides. Instead opt to thoroughly wash your produce to remove potential contaminants. If you are especially concerned, consider buying organic produce.
All the best,
Added by Lisa Nelson on December 26, 2008 at 8:00am —
The fall is a cornucopia of available fresh fruits and vegetables that you should add to your diet. Many can be used during the holiday season, but you don’t have to wait for the holidays to enjoy them.
Apples, carrots, and especially clementines are great for lunches.
Sweet potatoes can be used from making pancakes to pies to a side dish for dinner. And broccoli is versatile for breakfast… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on October 23, 2008 at 5:30am —
As much as I love eating avocados today, it's hard to image that I didn't taste my first one until I was well into my twenties. I grew up in a small town
in a small New England state
. Our foods of choice leaned more toward clam cakes
and chowder than tacos and enchiladas. Avocado? I hadn't a clue what one was.
And don't even get me going about… Continue
Added by Mike Foster on September 19, 2008 at 5:09pm —
No, this is not a post about an all-girl, British rock band from the '80s. But it would be a cruel summer
if I didn't mention that my lovely wife is a huge '80s music aficionado and becomes exceptionally elated whenever Bananarama
plays on the radio.…
Added by Mike Foster on September 6, 2008 at 2:58am —
By eating more yourself.
When parents eat more fruits and vegetables at home, so do their children including preschoolers.
A recent… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on August 30, 2008 at 3:44am —
Restaurants, schools, and “away from home foods” provide at least 34% of our nation’s total caloric intake per annum, which is a 200% increase since 1978. Source: Away-From-Home Foods Increasingly Important to Quality of American Diet
This begets the question:
How healthy are children’s meals away from home?
In a recent article… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on August 7, 2008 at 6:17am —
Fruit season has begun in an explosion of scents, colours and forms. I’ve encountered four fruits brand new to me this week and rediscovered another. The mangosteen tree is a beautiful triangular shaped tree with dark green shiny leaves, it reaches about 15 feet in height. The fruits are like a child’s drawing of ‘fruit’ – round and plump and purple with a pretty, leathery dark beige/purple cap. Opening the fruit reveals a soft intensely purple flesh which cushions three seeds enveloped in… Continue
Added by Ancel on July 26, 2008 at 10:23am —
During the next few weeks, Iowa Avenue’s focus will be about bread.
Therefore a primer on “good” carbohydrates is required. First of all, why eat good carbohydrates?
In general, good carbs:
- are high in fiber
- are low on the…
Added by Lisa Newton on July 17, 2008 at 6:41am —
Using data from the same research study as last week’s Thursday Thirteen:
Most women look for an easier way to take steps to achieve a healthy lifestyle, opting for simple solutions like drinking more water or eating more fruits and vegetables.
Less take the more disciplined approaches of… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on June 26, 2008 at 5:59am —
While I was looking at some of our Iowa Avenue member sites, I came across an interesting question which, upon examination, I wanted to give further thought and insight toward.
Bill wrote a post that featured his goals. They were laudable, measurable and had a… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on June 20, 2008 at 3:40am —
My wife and I found a convient way to get our child to eat his daily required fruit intake. We are busy and have little time to eat anti-oxidant rich fruits to help our bodies be the way it should be. We also started this program and have had significant changes physically it is wonderful. We do not want to advertise but if anyone is intersted we can forward the information to you.
Added by Christopher on April 5, 2008 at 10:04am —
Photo courtesy of Camra Art
Pineapple is one my favorite fruits, especially mixed into a fruit salad. It adds color, texture, and unmatched sweetness.
The word "Pineapple," is derived from the word “pina,” which was used to describe a pine cone by the Spanish. Eventually, it was introduced to the Hawaiian… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on March 26, 2008 at 6:04am —