Grocery shopping is the base for cooking healthfully and eating nutritiously. Unfortunately, whether we like it or not, we’re persuaded by advertisements, branding and labels both in the media as well as by the food labels themselves in the stores. Just like the mix-mash of information that is available about nutrition these days, there is…Read More
What is moderation?
Moderating serving sizes? Calories? Macronutrients? Grams?
We often hear about the need to moderate intakes of certain items such as saturated fat, trans fats, junk foods and soda. While this may appear to be an easy thing, many people don’t know what moderation is.Read More
Sara goes through the local grocery store to analyze some of the foods that are labeled and generally thought to be healthy but may not be as healthy as you think they are. Things to think about when shopping for healthy food: What is the importance of organic? How many ingredients does the product have?…Read More
Take a few minutes to look at this article by Dr. Gregor on how studies can be extremely misleading, especially when biases, special interests and money are involved. Gregor explains how the meat and highly-processed food industries can conduct studies to create results that are counterintuitive and deceitful.Read More
I do my best to post new information on a regular basis to keep educating you all about nutrition and health as well as myself, but these are the basics that can help you get started on a plant-based lifestyle. Focus on Whole Foods Being a vegetarian doesn’t make an individual automatically healthier than a…Read More
Q: What are macronutrients?
A: Macronutrients are nutrients that give members of the animal kingdom energy. There are four different types of macronutrients. Three of of them are commonly talked about in nutrition: carbohydrates, fats and proteins. The fourth one is alcohol. Because individuals don’t normally consume alcohol to receive nutrition and isn’t necessary for survival, we’ll concentrate on the first three: carbohydrates, fat and protein.Read More