There are a number of practical reasons why yogurt should be included as a regular food source in a woman's diet. Since calcium is needed for maintaining strong bones, women who do not meet the daily requirements for calcium are at greater risk for developing osteoporosis, which could eventually lead to bone fractures in the hip, spine or wrist. An 8-oz. cup of plain low-fat … [Read more...] about Why Is Yogurt Good for Women?
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You want to live a long, full, productive life with the energy, focus and confidence to succeed in all levels. But, sometimes, on this path, maintaining your health drops on the list. “Someday,” you say, “I’m going to get my health back on track, after this next project,” or “when the kids get a little older..." C’mon, you know your list of reasons - or what I call EXCUSES - … [Read more...] about 5 Unhealthy Habits to Break Before it’s Too Late
My twin daughters’ best friend came back from summer sleep away camp and was excited to tell me that she was a vegetarian. She knew I was a registered dietitian and she was proud of her efforts to avoid meat and wanted them to be acknowledged. Interestingly, after spending the night at our house, I realized that what she called being a “vegetarian” really meant that she was … [Read more...] about Easy Ways to Get Protein and Nutrients as a Vegetarian—World Vegetarian Day
Want to know how you can stave off hunger? Go for balanced meals that include carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Here’s why this combinations works - carbs give us energy, fats help absorption of vitamins and minerals, lubricate our intestines, and cushion our organs. And proteins provide the “go button” for most of our body’s enzymatic processes. If we eat only carbs, … [Read more...] about Tasty Taco Recipe For A Full Belly & Healthy Body
Have you ever gone into the supermarket and seen those things that look like giant scallions? Well, that’s a leek. Only this onion on steroids doesn’t taste anything like a scallion, but a refined, subtle, mild, delicate, clean tasting onion. They are fabulous in soups, fish dishes, braised, blanched, poached or in this case made into a gratin. I happen to … [Read more...] about My Favorite New Recipe: Leek Gratin