Healthy Eating

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

It’s hard to get people to eat more fruits and vegetables. Some refuse to give up their favorite fatty foods or desserts but switching from white bread to whole wheat bread isn’t that big a step and it will yield impressive health benefits. Research has shown the benefits of whole grains occur by simply switching … Read More

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

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

In the US most of us eat celery raw, in salads or as an ingredient in soups. Worldwide it has more prominence. In France, mirepoix, made from finely chopped celery, carrots and onions is a staple in many dishes. Few Cajun dishes, such as jambalaya and gumbo are made without the vital three – celery, … Read More

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

It has been estimated that 25% of Americans fall short on their daily vitamin A intake. The best sources come from animal products – liver, cod liver oil, milk, butter and eggs – but fruits and vegetables that contain carotenoids are also a valuable source. Carotenoids are a form of provitamin A which gives sweet … Read More

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