Eighty percent of Americans eat less than one whole grain product per day. Yet, the term “whole grains” comes up often in nutrition recommendations and guidelines. Understanding the parts of a grain and their nutritional benefits will motivate you to incorporate more whole grains in your diet. A whole grain is one that contains […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Fresh Look At Whole Grains
High cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. High blood cholesterol affects over 102 mil Americans over 20yrs old (CDC). It can be prevented by healthy eating & exercise. What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance found in your body and many […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on What’s your HDL/LDL numbers and what does it mean?
One of my favorite snacks are almonds. I think everyone should keep this around for a quick pick me up and here is some benefits for eating Almonds. 1. Monounsaturated fats that help reduce the risk of heart disease 2. Protein to provide sustained energy 3. Calcium for strong and healthy bones 4. Magnesium, which […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Almonds
Contrary to popular belief, not all fats is bad for you. In fact certain types of fat even help your heart. The Fats to avoid are saturated fats, found in red meat, butter, cream, full-fat dairy products, lard and tropical oils(palm, palm kernel, and coconut). Saturate fat raises artery-clogging LDL cholesterol, which increases your of […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Facts on Fat