Highlights on food and America from the past 50 years:
1950’s – USDA creates four basic food groups: milk, meat, fruits and vegetables, and breads and cereals.
1954 – Swanson unveils the first TV dinners. Shoveling... Read more
Is there anything more boring than the treadmill? After endless hours staring at the same wall, anyone would start to wonder if that’s all there is to exercise. But it doesn’t have to be that way. By shaking it up and loading your wor... Read more
The humble bean is quite the super food: packed with calcium, iron, potassium, B vitamins, plus about a quarter of the protein and half the fiber recommended daily for adults—all in a single serving. According to the U.S. Department of Agricult... Read more
We’re not nuts for saying it – a daily dose of nuts is a healthy way of snacking. Ditch the guilt and dig in. The only caution, keep it to about a handful.
Nuts have had a long-time bad rap as a high calorie, indulgent food that we s... Read more
When I first started running, I felt sore and tight, despite stretching thoroughly afterwards. I started thinking that running wasn't meshing well with my yoga practice. Yoga helped me loosen my muscles, but running only seemed to tighten them. A... Read more
What fabulous food and drink finds have you come across in the grocery aisle lately? Here are some of mine:
-Trader Joe's Inner Peas and Inner Bean (crispy rice and pea/bean snacks - super alternative to chips)
-Chobani O... Read more
I am taking our church's youth to camp this week. Will not have access to a refrigerator. I don't want to get off track and all the food that is served is processed and high fat and calorie foods. What are some good meals that I can take that don't... Read more
Meet with a nutritionist is possible to have them lay out your individual food pyramid. I met with one and she was able to really help me get all the protein and nutrients I need each day which is especially important while I'm in training. Not ever... Read more
I like to look up information about food at Self's Nutrition Data site. In addition to the standard nutrition information for food, it shows a nutritional target map (which shows fullness and nutritiousness factor), caloric ratio pyramid, nutrient b... Read more
Acupuncture 101 from Healthy Tipping Point
Train for a Triathlon (Yes, You!) from Health.com
Gazpacho from Oh She Glows
April Showers Bring May Superfoods from That's Fit
Eat Smaller Bites to Lose Weight from Diet Blog
Wannabe Recipea: Tama... Read more
Obesity is a world problem and as of 2006, one in ten adults worldwide were considered obese. I suppose this should not be surprising since the appeal of the American diet for good and for bad has spread around the world.
For those that come to li... Read more
You probably remember this from elementary school. It seemed the gov't & scientists wanted you to eat at least 2-4 items from the grain group at every meal. They told you that all that grain was needed for energy. For your brain & nervous system t... Read more
I just read the book "Death by Food Pyramid" by Denise Minger.
I couldn't find details on the author's credentials beyond " writer, Catholic school teacher, summer camp instructor, and "Professional Sock Puppeteer", (from her Facebook page) whi... Read more
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