Tag Archives: nutrition

Giving up the Booze

The real reason alcohol derails your “perfect” body goals? (P.S. It’s not just about the liquid calories.) About mid-December, I wrote down my New Year’s resolutions (something I rarely do because I believe in making change for the sake of really changing, not waiting for a certain date, but nonetheless, I felt compelled.) My 2013 […]

greek salad dressing

Take it to the Greek

Looking for a bold way to enjoy antioxidant rich vegetables? Try this delicious, flavorful salad complete with homemade dressing! I love Greek food. There are several Greek restaurants in this area of Florida, so I have had the opportunity to sample a variety of Greek dishes recently.  Since clean eating is on my agenda for […]

Foods to Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation inside the body is the root of many deadly chronic diseases. You have the power to fight inflammation and reduce the risk of disease. Several factors can contribute to internal inflammation, including and especially excess pounds. Make plans to maintain a healthy weight and eat a diet that keeps inflammation down. Check out these […]

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Shopping to Save Money and Stay Healthy

The current state of the nation has millions striving to stretch every dollar. Often the first place people seek to save is at the grocery store – swapping fresh healthy foods for processed foods. This paradox is leading the nation down a deadly path of excess weight and chronic disease. But, the fact of the […]

health benefits of broccoli

A Nutrient Powerhouse

Broccoli is a nutrient power house. However, to reap the most benefits of broccoli, you have to cook it just right. When heated, broccoli unlocks the bioavailability of a key phytochemical nutrient, sulforaphane, which is also a potent cancer-fighter. Although vitamin C is lost when heated, broccoli still contains carotenoids – another set of potent […]

chipotle chicken burrito calories

Just because it's Chicken Doesn't Mean it's Healthier

Considering Chipotle? You might want to make an alternate choice – choosing chicken over steak doesn’t make this over-sized meal any healthier. As tasty as their burritos and bowls may be, you should consider this enlightening information from the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The Chipotle Chicken Burrito (Includes tortilla, rice, pinto beans, cheese, chicken, […]

chipotle chicken burrito calories

Just because it’s Chicken Doesn’t Mean it’s Healthier

Considering Chipotle? You might want to make an alternate choice – choosing chicken over steak doesn’t make this over-sized meal any healthier. As tasty as their burritos and bowls may be, you should consider this enlightening information from the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The Chipotle Chicken Burrito (Includes tortilla, rice, pinto beans, cheese, chicken, […]

low-calorie desserts

Sweet and Light Thanksgiving Day Dessert

I found this recipe when perusing The New York Times and I just think I might have to add it to my contribution to Thanksgiving dinner.  I don’t have a terribly bad sweet tooth, but I don’t mind having something a little sweet after a hearty meal. At just 177 calories and including one of […]

food affects work productivity

Are your eating habits affecting your work performance?

You are what you eat. The mantra holds true in many scenarios, including your productivity. This may have you reconsidering the tasty box of donuts your co-worker brings for the crew on Friday mornings. ComplianceandSafety.com created an infographic to demonstrate just how what you eat impacts your brain power, your energy level and, in turn, […]

Are you a Victim of Food Porn?

Having trouble resisting food cravings? Is there too much “food porn” in your life? They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but what about all these pictures that seem to be worth a thousand calories? In the age of social media – Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest  and so many more – exposure to pictures of food […]