Health Benefits and Nutrition Facts About Quinoa

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is a grain that has become more of a household name in recent years. It belongs to a group of foods called “ancient grains” due to their historical beginnings. Quinoa has been consumed in South America for thousands of years and was once...

Breakfast – Make it Count

In order to take care of our bodies and give ourselves the energy that we need, we must find a way to eat breakfast everyday. When we wake up in the morning following an overnight fast, our body craves nutrition. Without breakfast, our bodies cannot function as well...

Putting Good Nutrition in the Lunchbox

Whether you’ve got kids heading back to school this fall or you brownbag your lunch to work, making sure nutrition makes it in there is important for good health and energy to finish the school or work day. Balancing lean protein with complex (not sweet) carbohydrates...

Is There Such a Thing as “Brain Food?”

Studies are suggesting that a healthy diet and good lifestyle choices can have a positive impact on one’s cognitive function later in life. Nutritive compounds such as antioxidants, phytochemicals and the B vitamins are particularly of interest to scientists studying...

Put Nutrition Back into Your Routine

How was your summer eating? Do you tend to go light in the summer with a bounty of fresh local fruits, grilled chicken, fresh vegetables from your garden? Or have your weekends been filled with fun barbecues, fried seafood at the beach, and picnics consisting of...

Can the MIND Diet Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 5 million Americans over the age of 65. Research is trying to prove that the foods we choose at a younger age may lower the risk of developing the disease. The MIND diet may be just the eating plan that makes all the difference....