How much fruit and vegetables do you eat daily? Chances are, not enough. Most adults in the U.S. are falling short of the recommended daily servings of fruit (2-3 servings per day) and vegetables (3-4 servings per day). According to the 2010 Healthy People report, “In 2009, an estimated 32.5% of adults consumed fruit two or […]
Vitamin D – The super vitamin?
Vitamin D, more doctors are prescribing it and more Americans are taking it. Studies are indicating that as much as 57% of Americans are vitamin D deficient. Why is this and how does it impact our health? Given all of the possible long term health benefits, including playing a role in preventing some of the world’s most prolific diseases, this is a subject worth paying attention to.
To journal or not to journal (part 2)
I go back and forth between the composition book/pen and online journal methods. Since, I have been journaling for awhile, I am always looking for a good online program that is easy to use, allows for the entry of custom foods, tracks intake versus goals, and delivers summary information that is clear and easy to understand. Following is my review of three programs (one for the iPhone/iTouch). It is important to note that I was not asked to review these programs or offered any incentives.
To journal or not to journal (part 1)
You want to lose weight? Sure keeping a food journal may help but only, and only, if you follow a strict set of procedures. You want to make better food choices? Yes keeping a food journal may help but only, and only, if you follow a strict set of procedures.
Do you see — err read — what I’m getting at? Whether your goal is to lose weight or to expand your nutritional education keeping a food journal requires three things: discipline, honesty, and time.
Corn Sugar – Don’t be fooled by the new name
The gist is that consumption of high fructose corn syrup is at a 20 low and the Corn Refiners Association petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to change the name. Obviously they want it to sound more appealing to consumers so that they will forget that it is very unhealthy.