Monthly Archives: June 2012

What’s all the smoke?

Ever heard of a smoke point? That’s the temperature that cooking oils start to burn. Not only does it ruin the flavor of the oils, but burning the oils creates free radicals in our bodies – the pre-cursors to cancer.

Getting your Omega-3’s

Did you know that pastured eggs contain 3-4 times the amount of Omega-3 fatty acids over conventionally produced eggs? Omega-3’s are one of the best anti-inflammatory tools you can access. Chronic inflammation is a leading cause of heart disease, many cancers and Alzheimer and it triggers the symptoms in arthritis. So, the next time you…

Keeping yourself hydrated

Divide your body weight in pounds by two. That’s your goal ounces to consume daily. Drink dehydrating drinks like alcohol and caffeine? Multiply the number of ounces times 1.5 and add that to your total.  

Make healthy eating & physical activities fun!

Take advantage of physical activities you and your friends enjoy doing together and eat the foods you like. Be adventurous – try new sports, games and other activities as well as new foods. You’ll grow stronger, play longer, look and feel better! Set realistic goals – don’t try changing too much at once.

Foods aren’t good or bad.

A healthy eating style is like a puzzle with many parts. Each part — or food — is different. Some foods may have more fat, sugar or salt while others may have more vitamins or fiber. There is a place for all these foods. What makes a diet good or bad is how foods fit…

Looking for ways to add more veggies to your family’s diet?

When cooking from recipes, double the amount of each vegetable. Even better, add one or two not called for in the dish. Cut up veggies like carrots, celery and jicama to keep on hand in the fridge for a quick snack.