Posted on 07/20/2017
The dog days of summer are here and while this means fun in the sun for many, it can also mean painful sunburns for some. Sunburns are no laughing matter. While they are best prevented through the daily use of a high SPF sunscreen, we recognize that they are not always completely avoidable. While food does a great job of nourishing the body from within, food can also treat some minor sunburns when applied topically to the skin. Here are my top 4 go-to foods that help soothe summer sunburn.
Posted on 07/18/2017
Think using artificial sweeteners instead of sugar will help you lose weight? Think again. According to a new review of scientific evidence on non-nutritive sweeteners (i.e., artificial sweeteners) published this week, people who regularly consume these types of artificial sweeteners don’t receive help with weight loss and are also more likely to develop future health problems.
Posted on 07/13/2017
The sun is out in full force and the temperatures are rising! For many, this means cookouts, barbeques and fun in the sun. For others, this means struggling with eating healthy, controlling portions and regular exercise. Many of us consider winter to be the worst time of year for our waistlines, but many people struggle with their weight in the summertime too. Don’t let summertime get-togethers and hot weather get in the way of your healthy eating commitment. A little know-how can go a long way in keeping vigilant throughout the summer months. Here are my top 4 tips to avoid packing on the pounds and staying healthy:
Posted on 07/6/2017
The rising temperatures of the summer months have people reaching for cold, icy beverages more frequently. Proper hydration is important every day, but it becomes even more important during the summer months. Slight dehydration will have us reaching for fluids, but it is very easy to choose the wrong beverage that hurts our health or make dehydration even worse. What beverages should be avoided during the summer months to avoid dehydration and overconsumption? Here is a list of a few icy beverages to stay away from this summer.
Posted on 07/3/2017
Our very own registered dietitian nutritionist, Rene Ficek, reveals 3 red, white and blue superfoods to spark up your diet in our monthly video series, “Healthy Beat.”
Posted on 06/27/2017
It may not surprise you to learn that Americans are getting more sedentary and now it seems younger and younger people are less active than their parents or grandparents. This trend could be blamed by the ever-presence of hand-held devices, but I think it’s a long time coming frankly…before those electronic devices like smart phones and tablets, we talked computers being the culprit and before that it was video games to blame and before that it was TV’s fault as to why activity levels were taking a nose dive. But research does not lie and it’s quite shocking as to what it revealed about our children’s activity levels in this country.
Posted on 06/22/2017
The sun is out, the temperature is rising and the calendar makes it official: it’s summertime! For many, this means cookouts, barbeques and endless fun in the sun. For others, this means struggling with eating healthy, controlling portions and regular exercise. Understandably so, but don’t let this year’s summer get-togethers get in the way of your healthy eating commitment. A little know-how can go a long way in keeping vigilant throughout the summertime. With the 4th of July holiday right around the corner, here are my top 7 tips to help you eat healthy at your upcoming cookout
Posted on 06/20/2017
Good news if you have high cholesterol, you have a new tool to combat heart disease: healthy dietary fats. Yes, fats to fight heart disease! According to a new American Heart Association (AHA) advisory, replacing saturated fats with healthier fats such as vegetable oils can reduce cholesterol levels and heart disease risk as much as statins.
Posted on 06/15/2017
We often refer to our diet as “fuel” for our bodies. It makes sense that in order for your body to run the smoothest, you need a higher quality diet just as we need high quality fuel for our vehicles. The quality of diet makes a significant difference in not only our physical wellbeing, but also our psychological wellbeing. Simply put, what you eat directly affects the structure and function of your brain and, ultimately, your mood. Here are my top reasons to eat a healthy diet for sake of psychological benefits:
Posted on 06/13/2017
A new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine is reporting that more than 2 billion adults and children around the globe are overweight or obese, which essentially totals one-third of the world’s population carrying extra weight.