Tag: "Nutrition"

BH4BP #30 - Beef or Mock Meat: What's for Dinner?
6

BH4BP #30 – Beef or Mock Meat: What’s for Dinner?

Photo by VirtualErn via Flickr I know it seems like everywhere you go, people are telling you the healthiest thing you can do is to go vegetarian. I also know that many of you enjoy a nice, juicy steak or hamburger once in a while and don’t plan to give it up anytime soon. Others […]

Peppers: Hot and Healthy
2

Peppers: Hot and Healthy

Photo by Darwin Bell via Flickr One time, back when I used to live in the Seattle area, I went to a popular lunch spot in Bellevue called Dixie’s.  It was a southern BBQ restaurant (not healthy mind you) that looked like it might have been an automotive shop before.  What made this place special […]

Know Your Fats
5

Know Your Fats

Photo by Voedingscentrum via Flickr Fat?  Not that word again! The word fat has such a bad connotation. Many people think of fat only as the cause of obesity, clogged arteries, heart disease and many other medical problems.  While that’s all true, it’s too simplistic of a view. Too much fat is bad for you.  […]

Food Labels: It Looks Good, But What's Inside
9

Food Labels: It Looks Good, But What’s Inside

Photo by oskay via Flickr When many of us go grocery shopping, our purchases are driven by our senses.  We shop by what looks good at the moment, instead of considering what is inside the product.  If an item looks or smells good, it often ends up in the basket.  But, for those of us […]

An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away
6

An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

Photo by YO$HIMI via Flickr Whenever you feel the urge for something sweet, don’t reach for that plate of cookies or brownies.  Reach for an apple instead.  Eating an apple will not only satisfy your sweet tooth and make you feel full, but it is also much more nutritious.  Both your taste buds and body […]

Here's Your Glass of Water. Drink Up!
5

Here’s Your Glass of Water. Drink Up!

Photo by Snap via Flickr There are many things that we want in life, but only a few things that we actually need. Water is one of those things that we need for survival. We can only live a few days without it. If our bodies don’t get enough water, they won’t function properly. The […]

Pumpkin Seeds: A Healthy Halloween Treat
6

Pumpkin Seeds: A Healthy Halloween Treat

Photo by dmodzelewski via Flickr The cool, crisp air outside is a sign that fall has arrived and summer has gone. The trees all know it, their leaves already turning from green to the vibrant red, yellow and brown that we all love to see every year. That means that Halloween is just around the […]

Protect Your Breasts:  What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer
5

Protect Your Breasts: What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer

Image by AstraZeneca As research for a cure continues, the means of detecting and treating breast cancer continues to improve.  Outside of making donations or possibly becoming a doctor or scientist, that part is largely out of your control. What is under your control is understanding this disease, how you can minimize your risks and […]

Sprouts: An Easy Way to Grow Your Health
8

Sprouts: An Easy Way to Grow Your Health

Photo by Moria via Flickr Do you love to toss sprouts in your salad, stir-fry them with vegetables, add them to soup or use them in sandwiches? Well, you are not alone.  Many people enjoy the pleasant taste of sprouts in their dishes. Some of the sprouts most commonly eaten are alfalfa, red clover, mung […]

4

BH4BP #12 – Can the South Beach Diet Work for You?

The South Beach Diet is a very popular diet developed by Dr. Arthur Agatston, a Miami cardiologist. In this show I discuss whether this diet actually works. Like all fad diets, this diet is not perfect and it may not be for everyone. I will go over what the diet entails and the pros and […]

Hold the Mayo!
10

Hold the Mayo!

Photo by Thomas Edwards via Flickr A house without mayonnaise is rare. Mayonnaise is one of the most used condiments in the world.  In the United States, you’ll find it on sandwiches, in potato, tuna or macaroni salads.  In the Netherlands, you will see people dipping their french fries in mayonnaise. In France and the […]

Eat Healthy at the Salad Bar
4

Eat Healthy at the Salad Bar

Photo by Phil Campbell via Flickr You sit down at work when you realize that oops,you forgot to bring your lunch.  You’re trying to eat healthy, so when lunch rolls around you head over to the nearest salad buffet rather than eat fast food.  But did you know, that if you don’t choose wisely, you […]

Know Your Vitamin D
15

Know Your Vitamin D

Everywhere I turn these days, I either see an article on vitamin D or hear a doctor saying that we should all add vitamin D supplements to our diet.  Apparently it’s the vitamin of choice these days. A lot of you are probably wondering what the big deal is. What is Vitamin D? Vitamin D […]

7

BH4BP #10 – Wii Fit and Breakfast

This week, I start off the show by discussing whether the Wii Fit can actually get you fit. The Wii Fit is an exercise video game made by Nintendo for the Wii console. I go over what the Wii fit entails: the equipment used, what is measured and the exercise options available. Then I delve […]

5

BH4BP #9 – Lattes, Mochas, Drip Coffee and Tea

This week, I start off the show by discussing what your best drink option is at your local coffee shop. I go over the advantages and disadvantages of lattes, mochas, drip coffees and teas. I go over the calorie content of each drink and why some drinks might be better for you then others.  Some […]

Page 4 of 512345