New mothers have a few objectives to meet when it comes to their health, and that of their babies: recover from childbirth, keep themselves well-nourished and healthy, keep their babies well-nourished and healthy, and get back in pre-pregnancy shape. That’s quite a to-do list! And if they are breastfeeding, their own nutritional status may be… Continue reading Nutritious Foods for New Moms
Naturally most of us have a heightened preference for sweet taste – it’s in our genetic makeup, it ensures survival and it’s the first taste we are exposed to when we are born, through our mothers’ milk. However, some people would argue that they are indeed addicted to sugar since their desire for sweets is… Continue reading Is Sugar Addiction Real?
“Superfood” is a buzz word now. Superfoods are the powerhouses of nutrition, packing the most nutrients, antioxidants, phytochemicals and other healthful elements, all summarized as nutritional density of food. If food’s nutritional density outweighs its energy density (calories), simply put – if food has a lot of nutrients and is low in calories – add… Continue reading Nutritious “Underdogs”
I'm not kidding. I can write you one, if there's nowhere else to get it from. I filled mine to last me a lifetime, with daily intake of at least 1 ounce, and more upon need, once or twice a day. My personal preference is for dark chocolate, 70-80% cocoa, rich and smooth, silky and… Continue reading Prescription for chocolate
What are calories? We usually talk about calories with regards to weight management. Calories in access of one's energy needs are blamed for weight gain, while calorie reduction is believed to promote weight loss. Calories are units of energy. In nutrition, calories refer to the energy we get from foods and beverages we consume, and… Continue reading Do Calories Matter?
These days the human kind knows so much about physiology, anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology and medicine than ever before in our history. In terms of technology use in medicine - so many diseases can now be detected sometimes before any symptoms arise. There are treatments, medications and vaccinations to ailments that were deemed deadly in… Continue reading Treat Your Body as a Temple
Soy is one of the most controversial foods out there. For thousands of years it's been the center table food in Asia, and has been since losing its popularity due to unfounded health concerns that soy products allegedly promote - like breast and prostate cancer, its contribution to males' low sperm count and breast tissue… Continue reading In Defense of Soy
I often hear that eating healthy is expensive. It could be, but it doesn't have to be. Just like buying clothes could be expensive, or grooming, school supplies, home improvement, traveling, you name it. Once you move "Healthy Eating" in your "priorities bin", you can research, investigate and plan to fit healthy eating into your… Continue reading Eating Healthy on a Budget
While the headline sounds familiar and somewhat overused, I am not going to write about specific foods, rather some food and eating concepts. My purpose is to bring awareness about some of our eating habits and food choices that do not support our health and wellbeing. Making your own meals: Preparing your own meals puts… Continue reading “Eat This, Not That”
I already wrote about far reaching benefits of exercise beyond just weight-loss or maintenance in my previous post. Now I'd like to make some suggestion as to how to actually start working out - we are moving from theory to practical application. The truth about exercise Some people cringe at the idea of exercise -… Continue reading How to Start Exercising