Carbs to Eat to Help You Lose Weight

Call it the Battle of the Carbs. On one side are good-for-you carbohydrates—found in fruits, vegetables, dairy and whole grains—that your brain and body need. Then there are the less healthy carbs—the ones in doughnuts, white bread, soda and other sugary, processed foods. Over time, filling up on refined carbohydrates raises your risk of heart[…]

Delicious and Healthy Stone Fruits

Aside from being absolutely delicious, cherries, peaches, and plums have another thing in common: they’re all stone fruits.  Stone fruits, or drupes, are fruits that have a pit or “stone” at the center of their soft, juicy flesh.  They’re highly nutritious and offer an array of health benefits.  Here are 6 delicious and healthy stone[…]

Eating More Fruits and Vegetables May Reduce Stress

Key Takeaways   Researchers suggest there’s a link between diet and mental wellbeing. Lowering stress is crucial for reducing the risk for chronic conditions, including diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. When trying to include more produce in your diet, think baby steps rather than overhaul.   People who ate at least 16 ounces of fruits[…]

Changing Your Diet: Choosing Nutrient Rich Foods

You should choose a diet made of nutrient-rich foods. Nutrient-rich (or nutrient-dense) foods are low in sugar, sodium, starches, and bad fats. They contain a lot of vitamins and minerals and few calories. Your body needs vitamins and minerals, known as micronutrients. They nourish your body and help keep you healthy. They can reduce your[…]

Nutrition for Children with Cancer and Their Families

National Nutrition Month is the perfect time to talk about how caregivers can provide the best nutrition for children undergoing cancer treatment. Let’s separate fact from fiction, check sources carefully, and read between the lines regarding food and nutrition.   The Power of Fruits and Vegetables! “It is now widely believed that the actions of[…]