It is important to know that yes, oil is a fat, but not all fat is bad. The most popular oils are olive oil or extra-virgin olive oil, and canola oil. These oils are all comprised of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are considered the “good” fats. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats have been proven to lower our risk of heart disease and stroke by lowering our bad cholesterol levels and raising our good cholesterol levels. Good fats can be found in foods like eggs, avocados, nuts, and many more.
An appropriately planned plant-based diet may be healthful and adequate if followed correctly.
Learning total body wellness takes practice and it’s never too late to start. Total body balance includes foods that benefit our body, overall choices that improve quality of life, and a positive environment.
I have a teenager and several years ago, I realized that he will eventually leave the nest. How could I arm and support him with kitchen skills? My biggest concern as a dietitian and mom is that he will learn to survive off fast food.
In the spring of 2016, the FDA shared the plan and guidelines for the newly updated nutrition label. Why are you just now hearing about it? Manufacturers are expected to comply with these changes by July 2018 for some and 2021 for select companies with fewer sales and smaller manufacturing programs.
In last week’s edition of Wellness Wednesday, we reviewed a popular fad diet called the Whole30 diet. This week we will take a look at two other fad diets, specifically the blood type and the alkaline diet.
We are almost a month into the New Year, which means many people are working hard at their new year’s nutrition resolutions, or slowly starting to taper off back into their old habits. It is around this time when you start to see fad diets on many magazine covers at the grocery store while waiting in the checkout line.
I often get questions about meal prep, especially right now that folks on the healthy eating train. For starters, yes I meal prep! My husband and I really like to have a plan and meals prepared for the week to keep us on task with our health and nutrition. Life gets nuts and by midweek, many of us begin to lose focus! If we meal prep it acts like our safety net for better nutrition. The meal prep idea does not have to be daunting.
Resolutions are becoming a skeptical topic. Do they really promote change or set you up for failure? Last year this time we discussed the Ready, Set, Goals. Which is key to making long lasting changes.
These delicious comfort food recipes (with a hint of healthy) are brought to you by the Texas Tech University Culinary and Nutrition Team.
Different countries and cultures have a slight version of their own eggnog drink. However, the principle is usually the same with three common ingredients: milk, egg, and liquor creating a milk ale of sorts.
How much sodium is too much sodium? Do you prepare foods with extra salt or leave the salt out? On average, Americans consume upwards of 3,400 mg of sodium per day. That is more than double the recommended sodium intake of 1,500 mg and still way over the 2,300 mg upper limit for healthy individuals. So why is too much salt bad for us?