The pumpkin has long been a symbol of autumn, gaining more popularity with each passing year. Nowadays you can find just about anything pumpkin-flavored and don’t forget the classic jack-o’-lantern! Not only do pumpkins represent a season, they provide a good amount of nutrients.
Now is the time to take advantage of the season’s fresh fruits and vegetables in the PNW....Have you thought about saving some of these in-season treats for later?...There are several options for preserving food for later, but the easiest, most convenient and least time-consuming method is freezing.
Many of us spend more time being active outdoors as the weather heats up, which means that we tend to sweat more during the hot months. When we sweat, we lose more than just water, we also lose electrolytes...So what exactly are electrolytes, and why are they important?
As spring approaches, many of us are starting to think about which varieties of veggies to plant in our gardens, or look for at the farmer's market. Here a guide to choosing the most nutrient-rich varieties of commonly available fruits and vegetables.
Many of us have heard that the first meal of the day is the most important - but do you know why? What we eat when we break our overnight fast sets the stage for how we eat (and how we feel) throughout the rest of the day.
Instead of dropping some nutritional knowledge on you this month, I want to talk about something even more important - how to develop sustainable healthy habits. After all, what good is knowledge if you don't know how to implement it?
On average, Americans gain approximately one to two pounds during the holiday season. While this weight gain isn't dramatic, research shows it tends to stick and accumulate over the years. Luckily, those pounds can be avoided through mindful eating in moderation and a few simple strategies.
Now that autumn is officially here, it is important to think about how our diet and exercise play a role in keeping us healthy during the cold and flu seasons. As the old adage goes, prevention is the best cure, so this month I want to write about the importance of eating for a healthy gut in order to boost the immune system.
Vegetables and fruits should make up the base of everyone's nutritional pyramid. They are the foundation of a high-quality, healthy diet. In addition to being rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fibre, and phytonutrients , they also contain lots of water to help you stay hydrated. They are alkaline producing , which can help to preserve bone mass and muscle tissue.
Are you interested in learning how to get the most flavor and nutrition out of the fruits and vegetables you already eat? See below for 12 terrific tips on how to do so, from the book, “Eating on the Wild Side” by Jo Robinson.
Most of us live busy, over-scheduled lives. We are running from one activity to another and don't have much time left for things like healthy eating. So how do you keep your nutrition goals on track without time each day to construct the perfect meals and snacks? With a little planning, meal prep can take out the guesswork and help you stay consistent.
Everyone wants to find the perfect diet to help them either lose weight or gain muscle, but there is no "one size fits all" approach. However, eating according to your body type can be a great starting point.
Our relationship with food is complex. We can eat for hunger, pleasure or out of emotion. Unfortunately, guilt and shame can become associated with food, or our behaviors around food. Feeling guilt and/or shame around food can lead to negative eating habits - and who wants that?! Food should nourish our mind and body!