Inspiration and support to live your healthiest life.
You’ve heard it before: “Eat more vegetables.” Maybe your mother always pleaded: “Eat your vegetables.” Food writer Michael Pollan boils down his nutrition advice to: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants”, in his book In Defense of Food. What’s so great about vegetables? Researchers in study after study find health benefits from eating more vegetables, like reducing your risk of cancer and chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes and obesity. Vegetables are chock full of…Continue
A little while ago, a friend told me she went to donate blood but was told that her hemoglobin levels were too low, indicating anemia, so she was deferred. In the meantime, since iron deficiency is one of the most common causes of anemia she wanted to know about good food sources of iron so she could get her hemoglobin levels up and donate soon.
Anemia is a global problem that affects over 30% of the world’s population, reaching 2…Continue
It’s 3 pm. You’re hungry now, but you ate lunch a few hours ago and are trying to hold out until dinner but your stomach is grumbling. What do you do? Eat the apple you brought with you? Turn to the vending machine? Take some cookies or doughnuts from the table in the break room?
If that all sounds familiar it sounds like you could use some tips on healthy snacking. First of all, you’re not alone. In the United States,…Continue