What are the USDA Dietary Guidelines?

Are you aware of the USDA Dietary Guidelines? Do you know what they consist of? For starters the guidelines say you should consume less than 10% of calories per day from ADDED sugar, consume less than 10% of calories per day from saturated fats, consume less than 2,300 milligrams per day of sodium and keep alcohol to moderate levels. For women, that is no more than one drink per day, and for men, it is Read More

Whole Grains

Whole grains on your plate? Of course! They contain fiber to help fill you up and keep you regular, can help reduce the risk of heart disease and have several vitamins in them. How can you add them or sneak them in to you and your family’s meals? Well, swap out your plain white bread for whole grain, choose brown rice over white rice, add barley to your soups, use whole grain bread crumbs for Read More

Understanding the World of Nutrients

The world of nutrients can be confusing but if you remember that “micro” nutrients are vitamins and “macro” nutrients are found in food that is a great start. Micro small vitamins, macro large food, lol. So even if we eat healthy most of the time our body still needs a little assistance getting the nutrients essential to good health. Your body is constantly changing, much like a science experiment, pay attention and tune in so Read More

Fall and the Upcoming Holidays

  It’s fall and time to look at what the next few months will look like for you. This is a great time to reevaluate your commitments and rid yourself of what is in the way of you taking good care of your health. We all fall into that mentality that this is holiday season so a few extra pounds are ok, now that it’s cold outside I am just going to hibernate, thank goodness Read More