Tag: Healthy Diet

What is the Food Pyramid?

Monday, May, 11th, 2015 at 7:30 am by Elena Spraguer

The Food Pyramid/My Plate Most of us have seen the iconic USDA Food Guide Pyramid at some point. It was first introduced in 1992, was remade in 2005 as My Pyramid, and in 2011 was changed to My Plate. All of these eating guides incorporate the different food groups and try to give us an understanding of how to eat a healthy diet. But have you ever wondered if they are correct? Who wrote them? [Read More...]

Food Additives: What’s the Real Story?

Monday, April, 27th, 2015 at 8:05 am by Elena Spraguer

Top 10 Food Additive Ingredients to Avoid: Part 1 Did you know there are thousands food additives in our food supply and that most of them have little to no long-term safety studies? Most processed foods these days contain multiple food additives, many of them harmful to your health. While it is almost impossible to know what every single additive is and what the health implications are, these are some key ingredients to avoid. A [Read More...]

Sugar Impacts Your Health and Its Affects on Your Body

Wednesday, March, 4th, 2015 at 8:30 am by Elena Spraguer

Did you know that the average American consumes over 150 pounds of sugar a year? That is a staggering amount, considering less than 100 years ago, the average was 4 pounds a year.   For thousands of years, humans only ate small amounts of naturally occurring sugar such as fruit while it was in season. Our bodies simply cannot keep up with the massive amount of processed sugar in today‚Äôs typical American diet. Most people [Read More...]