Summer is for Simple Cooking

The long days of summer often allow for a bit more active time and present an opportunity to learn some new tricks. As I wrote about last week, thinking of cooking as a hobby where you use time when you have it can help turn you into a competent cook who enjoys throwing together a…

Who is Feeding You?

Finding time to cook will transform your diet. Many people struggle to make time for cooking, US adults spend an average of 30 minutes per day preparing their food. Making this a priority in your life will mean you consume more nutrients and fiber and less sugar, processed fats, salt and refined grains. This works…

Protein: too much of a good thing?

High protein diets like paleo and ketogenic have become popular over the last decade. Research shows this can be an effective way to control blood sugar levels and maybe lose weight. However, we are starting to understand the potential negatives to long term health. Several studies in the last few years indicate that these high…

Flex Your Food

You don’t have to become a vegetarian or vegan to enjoy the health benefits of plants as new research reported on Medscape and presented at the European Congress on Obestity shows. In several studies from around the world, researchers describe how higher intakes of vegetables benefits health- from weight loss to reducing cancer risk. In…