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Back to School Brain Food: Healthy Lunches

Time to get back into our routines and turn those brains back on. Whether you are packing lunches for your kids or yourself, here are my best tips for maximizing brain power and avoiding late afternoon energy slumps.

Choose whole grains over refined carbohydrates. Bread or crackers with whole grains and seeds provide fiber (keeping […]

By |September 24th, 2009|Nutrition|Comments Off on Back to School Brain Food: Healthy Lunches

Summer Corn—More Than Delicious

This ancient vegetable is packed with nutrients, especially when you use it in a tasty corn slaw recipe!

Nothing says summer quite like corn on the cob—maybe because of the veggie’s climatic roots. Scientists believe the people of central Mexico developed corn from teosinte, a wild grass, at least 7,000 years ago. Also known as […]

By |July 9th, 2009|Nutrition|Comments Off on Summer Corn—More Than Delicious

Everybody Loves Carbs: Part 1

Carbohydrates have been much maligned and yet are essential for fueling the body—but it is crucial that we eat the “right” kind of carbohydrates to maintain optimal health.

Simple carbohydrates like refined sugars and flour products, white rice, processed foods, desserts and bakery goods are simple sugars and fast fuel—but eating these items comes […]

By |February 12th, 2009|Nutrition|Comments Off on Everybody Loves Carbs: Part 1

Great grains!

We Americans tend to eat a lot of wheat products even though 20% of us are likely intolerant to gluten (the protein in wheat, rye, barley and triticale). It is easy to get into a rut while trying to incorporate whole grains into one’s diet. Who wants to eat brown rice every day? Not […]

By |January 16th, 2009|Nutrition|Comments Off on Great grains!

Sweet, Nothings!  Part 1: How to Eat Sugar*

This weekend we had a wonderful Grand Opening and were delighted to see some familiar and some new faces. We enjoyed some tasty treats and I think a few people were surprised to see some sweets among the offerings. Sugar is not a health food by any standard—it is an addictive substance which creates […]

By |January 12th, 2009|Nutrition|Comments Off on Sweet, Nothings!  Part 1: How to Eat Sugar*