Get advice on healthy eating, nutrition, and weight loss from expert dietitian Tara Gidus.
Jun 26 2009
Michael Jackson: Cardiac Arrest
I was shocked to learn today that 50 year old Michael Jackson died of cardiac arrest.It made me realize how heart disease can strike anyone at any age. Tim Russert also died last June from cardiac arrest at a young age of 58.Here is a quick revie...
Jun 19 2009
Get Your Fruit On
Get Your Fruit On! I love this new tagline from Tropicana. Statistics show that 7 out of 10 Americans are not getting enough fruit in their daily diets. The Dietary Guidelines encourage us to get 2 cups of fruit per day. For those who do get t...
Jun 18 2009
I am on an antioxidant kick this week with my previous two posts on berries and spices. Antioxidants are so important to eat, so I am always on the lookout for foods that contain them. Remember that antioxidants help boost immunity (especially...
Jun 17 2009
I wrote a post yesterday about berries, and today I am going to stay with the same antioxidant theme but focus something you probably don't think about when you think antioxidants: Herbs and Spices.Adding herbs and spices to your food can boost t...
Jun 16 2009
Now that summer is here, so are some of the best fruits. Berries are such a great treat in these summer months. And, they are loaded in antioxidants! They are low in calories and have virtually no fat or sodium. A cup of many berries are less...
Jun 11 2009
Fiber in the Morning
I just read a press release from Kellogg's announcing that they are going to add fiber to most of it's cereal line. They are committing to adding at least 3 grams of fiber to 80% of the Kellogg cereal line in the US and Canada by the end of 2010....
Jun 10 2009
Is Soy Safe?
I have had several people recently ask me about whether eating foods from soy is harmful. Some have asked because they have a thyroid problem and heard that soy interferes with their synthroid, others are worried about breast cancer, and most rec...
Jun 09 2009
It has been summer in Florida for quite a while already, but I know the rest of the country is catching up quickly! It is so important for proper hydration during these hot and humid summer months, especially if you are out working in the yard or...
Jun 08 2009
Protein to Keep You Full
My last post was about how much protein our bodies actually need. I want to follow that information up with some very interesting research and thoughts around what the optimal level of protein is, which may be different than what our body "needs....
Jun 05 2009
How Much Protein Do You Really Need?
Have you ever thought about how much protein you are supposed to get each day? The answer to that question is not as black and white as you may think.The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein is set at 0.8 grams (g) per kilogram (kg) of...