Smoothies are a popular (and delicious) way to consume a lot of nutrients, particularly when you don’t have time for a full meal. However, they can also be loaded with calories and sugar. So, how can you avoid these pitfalls and get the most nutritional value out of your smoothies? Here’s how…Read More
Gums are widely used in the food and personal-care industries as thickeners, stabilizers and emulsifiers, but questions regarding their safety have arisen due to reports of potential side effects. The purpose of this article is to provide you with information on gums so you can make informed, healthy decisions about what you and your family consume.Read More
As soon as the leaves start to change color, the push for pumpkin-everything is on! But so many pumpkin-flavored foods and drinks are laden with sugar—and not much actual pumpkin. Here are three healthy recipes to help you harness the power of pumpkin, using canned pumpkin puree.Read More
As with any healthy change, taking an incremental-steps approach is the way to be successful. We know this is true of adopting a new exercise regimen or healthy eating routine, and the same goes for meal planning. Starting small, by planning out just one type of meal for the week, can prevent you from feeling overwhelmed by this process. Use these three tips to develop a realistic meal planning strategy that can save you time, money and stress.Read More
The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend a plant-based diet, but this does not rule out meat consumption for those who don’t want to be a vegetarian or vegan. Instead, many people opt for a semi-vegetarian approach—a flexitarian diet, as some have termed it—that offers both enjoyment and health benefits. Learn about the specific benefits of consuming meat and how to choose the healthiest sources.Read More
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