Go Ahead. Drink That Coffee!

Your morning cup of coffee may do more than perk you up! Worried coffee might damage your health? It turns out a cup or two per day can have some health benefits including reducing your risk of stroke and cavities! EveryDayHealth.com published an article outlining 9 ways coffee can improve your health including reducing your…

“Super-spaghetti” on it’s way!

Now you can have your spaghetti, and eat it too! Barley, the grain we love in beer, packs fiber and antioxidants into your favorite pasta according to a report in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.  Barley is finding it’s way into bakery items and other foods in an effort to create “functional foods”…

Pay Your Body Back™ with Grow Foods

Food is the fuel for life! Is the food you eat good enough to Pay Your Body Back™ for all you ask it to do? Your body needs protein, water, carbohydrates, and fat to function correctly. It uses what it needs for power and stores the rest as fat for later use. The trick is…

Pay Your Body Back with Water

Your busy life requires water to keep it flowing! Are you drinking enough water to stay healthy? Here are some clues: Do you have digestive difficulties? Are you constipated or feel like food sits like a rock in your belly? Do you have difficulty controlling your blood pressure? Do you easily get over-heated or find…

Do You Eat As Well As A Dairy Cow?

Recently I was delighted to spend 2 days with Dairy Consultants and a Women’s Retreat in Wisconsin. Did you know dairy cows get regular visits from a nutritionist who specially formulates their feed to meet their current needs? Really! That’s right, in order to support the cow’s health, a nutritionist determines the specific needs of…

Getting Your Kids to Eat Right This Summer

School is almost done and soon the kids will be home all day.  How can you make sure they eat healthy all day long? Get some help! Check out www.KidsEatRight.org or find them on Facebook and Twitter for tips to make your summer healthy and nutritious. Here are some examples: “One of the best ways…

Make the Grocery Store a Guilt-Free Food Zone!

This post originally appeared as guest post on Michele Payn-Knoper’s Cause Matters Blog.Check out her blog for reliable information about the food you eat! Do you suffer with Food Guilt? No, I’m not talking about that regret you might feel after eating something packed with sugar or fat. I’m talking about guilt in the grocery…

Out of Sight, Out of Mind, Off My Hips!

I can’t believe I ate the whole box! You may be thinking I have this eating healthy thing all figured out and have no trouble avoiding unhealthy choices. That would be incorrect. I’m tempted constantly, mostly by sweets and baked goods.  If it is in the house, I’m going to eat it. The cookies call…

Busy Woman’s Guide to Surviving the Holiday Buffet

The Holly-Jolly season can sometimes lead to a Rolly-Polly New Year.  How do you  resist the siren song of wonderful treats and many opportunities to overindulge at the holiday buffet? Here are a few ideas: Eat before you go Have a healthy snack or meal before the party. Often the buffet choices are high in…