Dining Out Adds Calories

According a research study from the University of Illinois at Chicago, eating out adds about 200 calories a day more than dining at home. People who eat out also consume more saturated fat, sugar and salt compared to people who eat meals at home. How do these extra calories add up so quickly? Easy! Large […]

Bread Linked to High Salt Intake

Ninety percent of Americans consume unhealthy amounts of salt, which can raise blood pressure and increase the risk of stroke and heart disease – two of the major causes of premature death in the US. And the leading contributor to high salt intake, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is not […]

Higher Blood Sugar Linked to Dementia

According to a recent major health study, higher blood sugar levels appear to increase the risk of dementia, suggesting controlling blood sugar may be one way to prevent Alzheimer’s. It has been known that diabetes can be a causative factor in developing Alzheimer’s disease- the most prevalent form of dementia. However, scientists at the University of […]

Eating at Home May Help Prevent Obesity

In a recent blog post I reported on a study at the University of Illinois at Chicago, it showed that eating out adds about 200 calories a day compared to eating family meals at home. It also adds more unhealthy fat, sugar and salt to the diet. Those extra calories can put on as much […]

Five Ways to Reduce Heart Attack Risk by 80%

About 1.5 million Americans suffer heart attacks each year, and nearly 500,000 are fatal. However, more women than men suffer sudden death from a heart attack. In fact, women under the age of fifty are at twice the risk of a fatal heart attack than men. Since many first heart attacks are fatal or disabling, […]

How to Add More Vegetables to Your Diet

Are you getting your 3 to 5 recommended servings of vegetables every day? Some days it can be a challenge, especially if you’re not counting French fries and corn chips! Load up on the brightly colored – red, yellow green – vegetables that are low in fat and calories, yet high in vitamins, minerals and […]

Go Nuts and Get Healthy


They say, “Good things come in small packages” and that’s especially true about nuts. Nutritionally, nuts are high in nutritious protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. Nuts make a great snack to hold you over till it’s time to eat, but don’t overdo it. Most nuts provide about the same number of calories per […]

Best Protein Food Sources

A basket full of multi colored eggs.

Not all protein foods are created equal. That’s why you should pay close attention to the entire protein package. A high fat diet, especially saturated fat, …