Nutrition Blogs

Health Benefits of Tuna

Health Benefits of Tuna   The soggy, smelly, tuna-fish sandwich deserves another chance. I remember in elementary school hating the days when my mom sent me with tuna sandwiches. The moisture would soak through the wheat bread forming a dark, soggy dent in the middle. Mashed inside the zip-lock bag, it was unappetizing to say the least. It didn’t taste gross though. Even though it looked disgusting, I did always eat my lunch. Little did [Read More...]

Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods   Research continues to show a very strong link between inflammation and chronic diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), cardiovascular disease (CVD), and neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, dementia). Some of these diseases are becoming the leading causes of death, not just in the United States, but also around the globe. What is inflammation? Inflammation isn’t inherently bad. We need it to survive. Normal inflammation is [Read More...]

Oats: Have You Tried Them Lately?

Rethinking Oats   I’m still on my oat kick. After this I will be done. It’s just that the benefits of oats are so great; I really want you to experience them. The previous savory ways to have oatmeal were still centered on the traditional bowl of oats and I realize that the texture is not appealing to everyone. These options all allow you to reap the health benefits of oatmeal while enhancing the nutrient [Read More...]

Healthier Energy Gel: Do It Yourself

A Healthier Energy Gel “GU”   Move over energy gels—you’ve met your match with chia seeds. Chia seeds are known for their unique ability to form a gel-like substance when mixed with liquid. As stated in my post about the health benefits of chia seeds, they absorb 10x their weight in liquid! Traditionally, Aztecs were said to have consumed beverages made from chia before they went on long endurance runs. The ability to absorb water [Read More...]

Health Benefits of Eggs: What Are They?

Health Benefits of Eggs Eggs are a staple in the American diet. They can be part of a healthy meal (veggie frittata) and they can also be added to or accompanied by food items that make them less than healthy (fried eggs with hash browns, bacon and pancakes). There have been mixed messages about the true health benefits of eggs. Some people believe that eggs will cause high cholesterol while others can’t imagine life without [Read More...]