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FOOD SAFETY PRINCIPALS & GUIDANCE

Food Safety Principles & Guidance I found this interesting and comprehensive article in the “Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 Eighth Edition” published by the USDA. You can download the complete pdf file at https://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/resources/2015-2020_Dietary_Guidelines.pdf An important part of healthy eating is keeping foods safe. It is estimated that foodborne illness affects about 1 in 6…

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Here’s how fats affect your body!

Dietary fats explained Fats are an important part of your diet but some types are healthier than others. Choosing healthy fats from vegetable sources more often than less healthy types of animal products can help lower your risk of heart attack, stroke, and other major health problems. Fats are a type of nutrient that you…

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Fiber to Improve Your Health

Improve Your Health – Add More Fiber in Your Diet Fiber is the part of plant foods such as fruits, vegetables, and grains that our bodies cannot digest or break down. Fiber can help lower cholesterol, better regulate blood sugar levels, and may prevent intestinal cancer. What is fiber? Fiber is the structural part of…

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Vitamins and Minerals for Heart Health

Vitamins and Minerals for Heart Health Blood pressure, cholesterol and obesity are undoubtedly the top three recognized risk factors for heart disease. And what’s the first recommendation from a licensed physician to combat heart disease? Diet. A heart-healthy diet to be a little more specific, in combination with getting regular exercise, can improve heart health…

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Does Losing Weight Change You?

How Will You Change When Losing Weight? There’s no doubt that your body goes through tons of changes when you’re losing weight, but people often don’t realize that the changes are more than just a slimmer waistline or smaller pants size. From a different attitude toward your own body, renewed energy, or even more active…

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Dangers Of Being Overweight

How Weight Affects Mental And Physical Health If you struggle with your weight, you know that it can easily affect many parts of your life. From what you wear to what activities you participate in, excess fat can be a cumbersome and annoying companion. But what some people don’t realize is that being overweight might…

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Can Water Really Help Weightloss?

New Study Shows Connection Between Water And Weightloss We’ve all heard that to be healthy we need to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Do we do it? It turns out that many of us do not. There has long been an idea that there is a connection between drinking enough water…

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55 Lean-Body Foods to Boost Your Energy, Balance Hormones, and Lose Body Fat

I found this interesting article about healthy eating and the foods this Nutrition Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer recommends for his clients to help them lose body weight (fat), increase energy and keeping hormones in balance. by Mike Geary – Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer Author of best-selling program:  The Truth about Six Pack…

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Eat Healthy – Look Good

Skinny people…they seem to be everywhere. On tv, at the grocery, in the movies, billboards, and at the beach. They make it look easy to look the way they do. You see her at Starbucks while you are ordering your tall black decaf coffee, (because you know, every calorie counts). Meanwhile she is ordering a…

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What you need to know about Dietary Supplements

The majority of adults in the United States take one or more dietary supplements either every day or occasionally. Today’s dietary supplements include vitamins, minerals, herbals and botanicals, amino acids, enzymes, and many other products. Dietary supplements come in a variety of forms: traditional tablets, capsules, and powders, as well as drinks and energy bars.…

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