As 2018 draws to a close, you may be thinking about your New Year’s resolutions. If eating healthier or losing weight is on your list, we’ve pulled together our most popular nutrition-related blog posts of the past year. We hope you can find a few helpful tips to incorporate into your lifestyle in 2019!
Resolve to Eat Healthier
It’s the time of year when many of us look back at the past month’s holiday parties and family get-togethers and think, “Oh, what have I done?!” Well, you’re not alone. A lot of us over-indulge around the holidays and it’s no surprise that one of the top 3 New Year’s resolutions is to “eat healthier.” So, how do you make that healthy eating resolution a reality? Here are some practical tips for healthier eating in the year ahead.
Practical Advice for Lifelong Weight Loss
There are plenty of fad diets and products on the market that promise quick and easy weight loss results. We all wish that weight loss could be that easy, but with some determination and guidance, it is very possible to achieve your weight loss goals. Dr. Erica Frank shares helpful steps to help you achieve lifelong weight loss.
10 Ways to Feed Your Heart Some Love
The heart is a fascinating organ that pumps 200,000 gallons of blood for us each day. Unfortunately, heart disease remains the leading cause of death for men and women in the US. The good news is that heart disease for many people is preventable. One strategy for prevention is proper nutrition – feeding the body nutrients that promote health and life. As research evolves, so has the heart-healthy diet.
Smart Eating for a Healthier Brain
For centuries people have been in search of the Fountain of Youth to restore health and vitality and to reverse aging. There is growing evidence that diet and other lifestyle factors are key to healthy aging, and eating an antioxidant-rich diet that includes healthy fats is a simple and effective method for maintaining a healthy brain.
Do you ever eat at one sitting a whole bag of potato chips or a sleeve of cookies and then feel guilty? Or do you frequently feel “Thanksgiving full” too often after eating? Slowing down and learning to really pay attention to the food that you’re eating may help you develop a healthier relationship with food. One benefit of mindful eating is feeling more satisfied and subsequently eating less.
Building a Healthy Sandwich
A sandwich, if assembled properly, can be chock-full of health-promoting ingredients: a wonderful blend of whole grains and lean protein with some healthy fat and immunity boosting vegetables. Here’s how to build a sandwich that can be tasty and healthy and not boring at all!
Eating Right for Healthy Kidneys
Have you ever stopped to think about how important your kidneys are to long-term health? Kidneys are vital organs that usually fly under the radar when we think about a healthy lifestyle but many key functions in our body depend upon our kidneys. Keeping your kidneys well for a lifetime might mean making some changes in the foods you choose. Here we offer how to eat right for healthy kidneys.
Back to Breakfast Basics
Many people avoid eating breakfast, explaining “I don’t have time in the morning” or “I want more sleep.” But did you know that eating breakfast may help you feel better, improve your mood and increase your energy? So how do you bring breakfast back into your routine? Our Back to Breakfast Basics tips should give you and your family some new ideas to start your day and boost your health.