Posted on 07/18/2018
Today, July 18th is National Hot Dog Day and as a registered dietitian nutritionist, I understand fully the health implications from consuming these overly processed products on a regular basis.
Posted on 07/12/2018
Our very own registered dietitian nutritionist, Rene Ficek, offers up her 3 favorite summer health hacks for living a healthier summer in our monthly video series, “Healthy Beat.”
Posted on 07/3/2018
Legumes are a class of vegetables that includes beans, peas and lentils. They are truly among the most versatile and nutritious foods available. And did you know that “Eat Beans Day” is officially on July 3rd? This is the perfect reason to take a healthy and super delicious bean dish to your holiday party this year! Your fellow partygoers will be thankful for a healthy dish to round out all the unhealthy holiday indulgence! Here are 4 top reasons beans and legumes have awesome health benefits:
Posted on 06/21/2018
Our bodies need carbohydrates to survive, as it is the body’s preferred energy source. Many people believe that carbohydrates only come in the form of bread, pasta and cereals, but that certainly isn’t true. Many healthy foods like vegetables, potatoes, whole grains, beans, peas, lentils and fruit all contain a significant amount of carbohydrates. So while our body needs about 50 percent of its calories from carbohydrates, there are much healthier options outside of refined carbohydrates.
Posted on 06/14/2018
Yoga -- it is more than a stretch! We have been hearing about the health benefits of yoga for decades now. But what exactly are they and how are they achieved? Research has shown us that yoga directly affects the heart and cardiovascular system in a unique way.
Posted on 06/7/2018
In honor of Men’s Health Month, our very own registered dietitian nutritionist, Rene Ficek, shares a few nutritional tips especially for guys in our monthly video series, “Healthy Beat.”
Posted on 05/31/2018
With all the buzz about protein, you might think Americans were at risk for not eating enough. But in reality, most of us eat more protein than we need. The latest statistics estimate that Americans consume about twice the amount of protein than what they actually need. And when it comes to protein, more isn’t necessarily better.
Posted on 05/24/2018
Caffeine. Many of us have a love/hate relationship with it. While caffeine does have some health benefits, it also has its drawbacks. One of the overlooked drawbacks is its effect on weight. While consuming the right types and right amounts of caffeine can have a positive effect on health and weight, most Americans misuse caffeine in a way that’s harmful for their health and waistline.
Posted on 05/17/2018
Losing weight and being healthy is often a complicated task. So, what happens when you complicate this with travel? Many of us lose sight of our goals while traveling. This is often due to lack of a regular exercise routine, abundance of tasty (often unhealthy) foods and calorie-laden beverages. But if you are fully prepared and have done your homework, then you should be able to minimize any temptations that may occur along the way while you travel and still keep up your healthy routine.
Posted on 05/16/2018
Earlier this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced it is targeting trans fats and making it a priority to eliminate it from the world’s food supply by 2023.