Healthy Eating

Eat well, be well. Healthy living trumps genes to achieve good health.

A distant relative of the banana, ginger gets its name from the translation of the Sanskrit word meaning shaped like a horn. Used widely in Asian dishes and to flavor soda (ginger ale and cola) it can also act as a preservative in food. Ginger capsules may help relieve motion sickness and it has a … Read More

Eat well, be well. Healthy living trumps genes to achieve good health.

The answer is kiwis, just one provides 100% of your daily need for vitamin C and you can eat the fiber-rich skin. This New Zealand specialty is available year-round because the growing season in California is opposite so the two major producers complement each other. Grown commercially in the US since the 1960s, kiwis were … Read More

Eat well, be well. Healthy living trumps genes to achieve good health.

This famous lover believed that oysters would increase his libido. Throughout history people have sought foods they hoped would increase sexual desire. The list is long – asparagus, ginseng, yohimbine, mushrooms, chocolate, licorice root, truffles, watermelon, garlic, and of course Casanova’s oysters, just to name a few. Foods that resemble sex organs, like carrots and … Read More

Eat well, be well. Healthy living trumps genes to achieve good health.

Always eat 3 meals a day – In fact, 4 or 5 small meals are better. Skipping a meal because you want to splurge later leads to eating more rather than less. Start your meal light – A clear soup, like broth, shrimp cocktail or a salad with a light dressing fills you up and … Read More

Eat well, be well. Healthy living trumps genes to achieve good health.

One of the major theories of aging is that free radicals cause accumulated damage to our cells over time. Free radicals are highly unstable molecules that disrupt normal cellular processes. Neurons, the interconnected network of nerve cells that the brain needs to function, are particularly susceptible to free radical damage. Study after study has shown … Read More

Eat well, be well. Healthy living trumps genes to achieve good health.

Surprised? We usually associate calcium and other minerals with healthy bones but in order for these minerals to be effectively used to make bone in the body the minerals need to be available to the cells. Vitamin D helps the body maintain the correct level of calcium in the blood allowing bone cells to absorb … Read More

Eat well, be well. Healthy living trumps genes to achieve good health.

Trends are long lasting, fads fade quickly. In 2016 Dominque Ansel invented the cronut, a donut made with croissant dough. This idea became the root for many hybrids or mashup trends that will continue into 2017 – cruffines (croissant/muffin), brookie (brownie/cookie), cupcake coffee and waffle tacos. Eating crickets and other insects got a good deal … Read More

Eat well, be well. Healthy living trumps genes to achieve good health.

There are many dynamic duos in nutrition. Two nutrients, when combined, are more powerful than when they work alone. Iron deficiency is the most widespread nutrition problem in the world. Close to 70% of the iron in your body is found in red blood cells called hemoglobin which are needed to carry oxygen from the … Read More

Eat well, be well. Healthy living trumps genes to achieve good health.

Top your next container of yogurt with a sliced banana to put this combination into action. Your intestinal tract is home to trillions of health-promoting microbes (probiotics). These internal soldiers continually battle unhealthy invaders. Like all good soldiers, your healthy microbes need to be fed. Food containing prebiotics, plant fibers, are exactly what they need. … Read More

Eat well, be well. Healthy living trumps genes to achieve good health.

There are many dynamic duos in nutrition. Two nutrients, when combined, are more powerful than when they work alone. Combine avocado with tomato in your next salad. The heart healthy monounsaturated fat in avocado helps your body effectively absorb the powerful carotenoid antioxidants found in red, yellow and orange fruits and vegetables. Beta-carotene, the best … Read More