Healthy Foods

What’s Healthy, Tasty, and Inexpensive too?

What’s Healthy, Tasty, and Inexpensive too?

Fall is a time of cooler temperatures, changing leaves and football games. However, it is also a time where there is an abundance of fall fruits and vegetables. Not only are these fall foods full of nutrients, but they’ll keep your immune system strong so you’re prepared when the temperatures turn chilly. There are many benefits to choosing fall produce:...

What Does Fiber Do Besides Keep me “Regular?”

What Does Fiber Do Besides Keep me “Regular?”

In my last blog I talked about the importance of eating whole grains. I can’t leave this subject without talking about another reason you should eat more whole grains. Whole grains are high in fiber. Other high fiber foods are vegetables, fruits and beans. So what’s all the hoopla about fiber? All the newest research out there continues to promote...

Carbs That Can Help You Lose Weight

Carbs That Can Help You Lose Weight

“I am not supposed to eat carbs when I am trying to lose weight.”… I hear this often. But nothing is further from the truth when you are trying to lose weight, live longer and reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes and regulate your blood glucose and cholesterol. “Good carbs,” such as whole grains,...

What does being Healthy really mean?

What does being Healthy really mean?

I saw my doctor the other day for my annual physical. As always, we talked “health” and compared notes. One thing I was surprised to hear her say was some patients don’t see a correlation between being overweight, getting sick and quality of life — “sick” meaning taking multiple medications, getting a chronic disease or simply not feeling their best...

How to Eat Healthy on The Go

How to Eat Healthy on The Go

It’s that time of year when people start thinking road trips. No, not the kind from your college days when all you needed was someone with a car that had gas, a cooler, a place to stay and a group of friends looking for adventure. I’m talking about the kind that involves staying healthy and eating right and still being...

Why Coffee is a Health Food

One of the things I look forward to each morning is a cup of fresh-brewed coffee. In fact, I enjoy it so much I often list it as one of the three things I am grateful for each week. My morning Joe helps me to ease into my routine; it is my time to be quiet and savor the beginning...

What Do Turkey and Sleep Have In Common?

What Do Turkey and Sleep Have In Common?

Thanksgiving is the holiday when most of us stuff ourselves with turkey, cranberry sauce and pie, and then take a nap. It’s the nap that I’m wondering about here. Is it true that eating turkey induces sleep? Or is it simply eating too much of everything that brings on the z’s? So I did some research and learned that turkey...

H2O + CO2 = ?

H2O + CO2 = ?

Water is an essential nutrient for humans, but not all water is created equal. We have several options, some healthier than others…So let’s take a closer look at what’s available. The rumor on the waterfront is carbonation will hurt you, but that’s a bad rap. Carbonation is merely carbon dioxide injected via bubbles into a liquid in order to give...

How Can Something Healthy Taste Good Too?

How Can Something Healthy Taste Good Too?

With the holidays fast approaching, I’d like to share a couple of healthy recipes. Each is a southern favorite, and these versions are healthy too. I got them several years ago from Southern Living magazine and one in particular is now a Thanksgiving tradition with my family. Fried Pork Chops With Cream Gravy 8 Servings | Prep: 5 Minutes |...

Plump, Round and Healthy too

Plump, Round and Healthy too

My husband and I recently took a relaxing and fun vacation to Maine. The weather was enviable in August coming from hot and humid Charleston. So were the food, landscape and the Mainer’s way of life. Yes, there were plenty of lobsters, haddock, and halibut up there on which to dine.   Also plentiful and tasty were tiny, wild blueberries...

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