Does the Expiration Date Matter?

A few times a year I take stock of what’s in the pantry, culling those items that we just don’t use.  This time I happened to notice two cans which were beyond their expiration dates.That got me wondering, “Does the expiration date really matter?”...more

Is Vitamin D the Flavor of the Month?

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baked kale chips and thoughts on nutrition

farmer's market spread ...more

Dear woman: Have you heard about Royal Jelly?

 Some of us may have heard about Royal Jelly and used it. However, there are some people who haven’t. Royal jelly is a milky-white secretion produced by glands of worker honeybees to induce the superior growth and development of the queen bee. Royal jelly is the principal food of the honeybee queen. This substance is believed to be the reason the queen bee lives a long life and is so fertile it lays over 2000 eggs per day....more

Please Don't Starve Me

When you don't feed your body properly or you think that by not eating you will lose more weight, you are actually doing the opposite of want you really want to happen.  If your body thinks that you are starving it or if you don't eat (on a regular basis)  it will conserve or hold on to your fat for the energy that it needs to work.  Actually, if you eat a larger amount of healthy food instead a smaller amount of unhealthy food, you will lose weight. ...more

NYC Needs Public Education, Not Soda Regulation

Today, New York City's health commission is slated to decide whether to limit the size of "sugary drinks"sold in the city to 16 ounces or less. While obesity and its impacts on health are problematic, the city's effort to regulate health through the soda industry while continuing to allow the sale of other potentially deadly goods is off the mark. Funds and efforts should be aimed at public education, not soda regulation.   ...more

New study says drink green tea for better memory and spacial awareness

The benefits of green tea have long been touted for everything from weight loss to lowering cholesterol levels. But a new study out of China says that that EGCG (the main ingredient in green tea) can not only improve memory, but also spacial awareness. Using mice, the researchers found that mice given EGCG found a hidden platform faster than those who did not recieve EGCG. (This was after three days of training to find a visible platform in a maze.)...more

Nutrition Alert!

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3 Common Behaviors That Sabotage Healthy Eating

Your attempts to eat healthy can be thwarted by a lack of understanding of what makes foods “healthy” in the first place. Some foods are considered healthy because they promote proper functioning of the body while others are labeled "healthy" simply because they are lower in calories.  It's important to understand that healthy foods are not always fair game and abusing them can do more harm than good when it comes to your efforts to eat healthy.  Here are 3 common behaviors that can really sabotage healthy eating.  Frying Foods in Olive Oil...more

Is A Gluten Free Diet Better For You?

 Do you know what’s all the hoopla about gluten? Is it bad, is it not? Should I bother  with a gluten free diet?Gluten is a type of protein found in processed foods made from wheat and barley.Today, you find gluten in a lot of processed and packaged foods.So, that doesn’t sound too bad, does it? Well, it’s time to get all the facts about gluten before deciding ifA Gluten Free Diet Is Right For You! ...more