Tag Archives: Nutrition

Food Pyramids and Plates: What Should You Really Eat? | Harvard School of Public Health

Searching for a guide to healthy eating for you and your family? Here’s a good place to start! – Several of the recommendations in the current version represent important steps in the right direction: Move to a plant-based diet. The guidelines emphasize eating more foods from plants, such as vegetables and beans, whole grains, and […]

Fiber and Your Child

Why fruit, veg and whole grains are key to any child’s diet, and how to ensure they’re getting enough! – Listed on food labels under total carbohydrates, dietary fiber is found in plant foods like fruits, vegetables, and grains. Some of the best sources are: whole-grain breads and cereals apples oranges bananas berries prunes pears […]

Why is Peanut Butter “Healthy” if it has Saturated Fat? – Harvard Health Publications

We prefer tree nuts ourselves, like the lovely ones from which some of our extra virgin cold-pressed oils are pressed! But peanuts have many of the same health benefits too – The presence of saturated fat doesn’t automatically kick a food into the “unhealthy” camp. Olive oil, wheat germ, and even tofu — all “healthy” […]

What Eating Too Much Sugar Does to Your Brain

What Eating Too Much Sugar Does to Your Brain

The importance of eating well and avoiding added sugars! – Overeating, poor memory formation, learning disorders, depression  – all have been linked in recent research to the over-consumption of sugar. And these linkages point to a problem that is only beginning to be better understood: what our chronic intake of added sugar is doing to our brains. […]

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