Weight loss is challenging. While we all want to find that magic fat-burning strategy that allows weight loss with unlimited calorie intake, that is just not realistic. To achieve a healthy weight, the secret is fueling for performance and getting better mileage out of each calorie we consume. Why do we eat? The answer should … Continue reading Weight loss: How to get better mileage from your meals
Americans love salty foods. The average American consumes 3400 mg of sodium per day. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee recommends that Americans should target under 2300 mg of sodium daily, and the American Heart Association recommends a target of under 1500 mg sodium daily for healthy Americans. While there is ongoing discussion on the … Continue reading Shaking the salt habit: FDA initiative aims to reduce sodium
Spinach has been on the table for over 1700 years, with the first spinach meal likely served up in ancient Persia (now Iran). History books suggest that the King of Nepal introduced spinach to China in the 7th century and spinach was on the plate in Europe by the 11th century. Catherine de Medici of … Continue reading Spinach as a superfood: It worked for Popeye…or did it?
After 20 years, manufacturers are gearing up to roll out of a much needed change to the Nutrition Facts label in summer 2018. The new look is more than a cosmetic facelift. The changes are designed to help Americans with healthy eating decisions to lower risk for chronic disease. Why is the Nutrition Facts label change … Continue reading FDA Nutrition Facts label gets a major makeover