Get in the Kitchen

When you make your own meals, you eat healthier. This is a very straightforward way to improve the nutritional quality of your diet. That is not to say that it is easy. Most Americans struggle to find the time and energy to cook. In a 2014 study out of Johns Hopkins School of Public health,…

Breast Cancer Prevention

Two recent studies point to nutrition as a strategy for reducing risk of breast cancer and improving outcomes for those already diagnosed. One specific diet and three foods take center stage in these studies: the Mediterranean diet, soy, nuts, and whole grains. Soy:¬†We have consistent epidemiological evidence that women who consume soy daily in early…

Live Longer: eat more fruits and vegetables

In a recent scientific review of 95 studies and nearly 2 million people, researchers report that the more fruits and vegetables you eat the longer you will live. Their data showed that as daily intake of produce increased, risk of death and chronic disease decreased. They found the strongest benefit from consuming 10 daily servings:…

Those are Some Mean Greens!

Eat your greens…but only if they taste good, right? And yes, they can- and should be delicious. Many people struggle to eat vegetables because they don’t like them. Well, to be more accurate, usually they don’t like how they are prepared. Some people enjoy a simple side of steamed broccoli, but others just don’t find…