Nov 15, 2013
You can reduce your heart attack risk by eating fewer harmful fats and moderate amounts of healthful fats.
TOTAL FATS sums up all types of fat in one serving. Aim for less than a third of the calories being from fat. Although knowing your daily total fat consumption is important, it is more important to control the types of fats consumed for your heart health.
SATURATED FAT should be no more than 7-10 percent of daily calories, which would be about 14-18 grams of fat daily for an 1800 calorie diet.
Nov 04, 2013
There are many things that can be done to insure that you have a healthier holiday season. If you would choose just one thing and consistently follow through with that for the entire season, it could make a huge difference for your health (and for your family's health).
Here are a few things that can be considered:
-Smaller portions of those foods that add calories and carbohydrates to your meals or snacks.
-Planning to serve only healthy snacks for parties and functions.
Oct 26, 2013
Today is National Pumpkin Day
Pumpkins which are in same family as squash not only taste good, but they are good for you. They are low in calories, low in sodium but high in fiber and beta carotene which converts to Vitamin A.
Researchers believe that eating a diet rich in beta carotene may reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers. It may even help to delay aging.
Pumpkin seeds are high in protein, iron, and B Vitamins.
Oct 16, 2013
Healthy eating with diabetes is the same as healthy eating for all persons.
Some information for healthy meal planning includes:
1. Cooking the same healthy foods for yourself and the entire family
2. Eating all food selections in moderation; portion sizes are very important
3. Realizing that you can eat any food as long as you plan for it and if necessary cover the food with insulin
4. Selecting foods that are high in nutritional value, for example, whole grain bread rather than white bread or brown rice rather than white rice
Sep 30, 2013
You've heard the advice to plan workouts into a schedule, to put them in your calendar and to get a certain number of workouts in during a week. This is the easy part - telling people what to do. The hard part is for the individual to figure out how to get it done.
Even motivated people who “like” exercise, can struggle to get moving. Here are some of the things to think about when you are just getting started: