Whole Baby Carrots

You may want to get a healthy start to your spring, but trying to make too many dietary changes at once is a recipe for failure. In our speed obsessed society it’s no wonder we are attracted to fad diets that claim “overnight” success, 30 days to a new you, or lose 10 pounds in […]

Most people are aware by now that the lack of physical activity that plagues the globe is directly related to the increase in obesity. Obesity has been linked to health problems such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes.  In 2009, 200 million people were estimated to have type 2 diabetes.  According to a recent […]

If you are one of numerous adults who suffer from attention deficient/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), there may be a simple solution to help ease your symptoms right in your cupboard… tea. A recent article suggests that the caffeine in tea may help ease fatigue and improve focus in people with ADHD. However, we should note that […]

Food addiction is real. “Hello, my name is {blank}, and I’m a food addict.” Sound far-fetched? It may not be.  A symposium aimed at deciphering the research surrounding food addiction found that consumption of certain foods (those high in sugar and fat) are more associated with “addictive behaviors” than others. Sugar leads to the release […]

The reasons to eat more fruits and vegetables and eschew meat is just mounting, folks.  Not only can a vegetarian diet improve your mood, decrease your risk of developing cancer and other chronic diseases, but now it seems that fruits and veggies, especially the highest fiber ones, are important in preventing a common digestive disease […]

Celiac disease worsens as you get older

If you think you’re too old to develop new dietary restrictions, think again.  A long-term study from the University of Maryland recently concluded that Celiac disease, an autoimmune disease that currently affects 1 in 133 Americans, is characterized by intolerance to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley, which are commonly found in many […]

Diabetes a concern? With 366 million diabetic people (and growing!) around the world, it should be. Fortunately, there’s something you can do to help prevent getting diabetes. It’s something you should be doing already anyway: exercising! Most people are aware by now that the lack of physical activity that plagues the globe is directly related […]

We’ve all heard that milk does a body good — but just how good? It turns out that adequate dairy consumption may lead to reduced belly fat and reduced risk of disease. This study tested the possibility that a diet with about 3.5 servings of dairy per day could reduce oxidative stress associated with metabolic […]