What Constitutes a “Healthy Diet”?

What Constitutes a “Healthy Diet”?

Recently I was asked, “What do you consider a healthy diet?” A “healthy diet” will look slightly different for each person, but as a general rule: A healthy diet is one that provides adequate nutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and fluids) needed not Read more…

Choosing Seeds

Choosing Seeds

I love to grow and eat tomatoes. The flavor and scent of a sun-ripened tomato just picked off the vine is incomparable to the pink balls found at the grocery store. But I’ve come to terms with the fact that not all tomatoes grow well Read more…

Preparing for Spring: Seedlings for the Garden

Preparing for Spring: Seedlings for the Garden

Part of eating well includes understanding how your food is grown. We keep a garden every year to help my son understand what goes into raising food, as well as to understand the lifecycle of plants and how insects and other animals factor into food Read more…

Omega Fatty Acids and Inflammation

Omega Fatty Acids and Inflammation

Omega Fatty Acids and Inflammation Omega fatty acids are found in the unsaturated fats that we eat.

Healthful Eating on a Budget

Healthful Eating on a Budget

Being on a limited grocery budget doesn’t mean you can’t eat healthfully! Here are some tips and tricks to make your dollars go further while choosing nutritious foods. Shop ethnic grocers such as Fiesta Mart and H Mart for nutritious quality foods at lower prices. For Read more…

Mealtime Hygiene

Mealtime Hygiene

Fast food. Drive through. Eat on the go. Americans don’t often take the time to stop and eat. While multitasking during meals may save us a few minutes here and there, we may be paying for the time savings elsewhere. And boy is it costly. Read more…

What Keeps Me from Ditching My Vitamins

What Keeps Me from Ditching My Vitamins

Ideally, our foods should contain all the nutrients humans need to thrive; however, there are so many factors that impact nutrient availability from foods. How to find nutrient-packed foods Organic, seasonal, local fresh food is more likely to contain higher nutrient content than foods produced Read more…