Healthy Eating Blog

I am passionate about helping you understand what it takes to pursue a healthy eating lifestyle. This blog is my forum to share with you information about issues related to nutrition and wellness through a healthy eating lifestyle.

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Jul 18, 2018

What are Carbohydrates?

What are Carbohydrates and how do they form part of a healthy diet and lifestyle.

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Jul 17, 2018

Sources of Iron - Foods that provide this important mineral

A list of good food sources of iron to help you be sure to get enough of this important mineral in your diet to keep you feeling well.

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Jul 16, 2018

Protein Facts and Functions

A comprehensive discussion of protein facts and functions, including sources, servings and suggestions for including protein in your diet.

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Jul 14, 2018

Blood Lipid Profile

A definition of blood lipid profile, including what it is and the desirable numbers for a healhy life.

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Jul 12, 2018

What is Healthy Eating?

What is healthy eating and how can you change your lifestyle for the better.

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Jul 11, 2018

Food is Medicine

Food is Medicine - Discussion of Hippocrates' quote describing food as medicine and how the same wisdom applies today.

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Jul 10, 2018

Spices and Herbs - Add flavor and nutrition to your menu plans.

Spices and herbs are the substances that make our food taste good, but they also are a source of vital nutrients.

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Jul 09, 2018

Vegan pregnancy

Dakota's Question: I am currently in year 12 and am writing an Issues Investigation Report for my Nutrition subject at school, I am investigating whether

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Jul 08, 2018

Gluten Free Foods

A discussion of gluten free foods and how you can eat healthy while pursuing a gluten-free diet.

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Jul 03, 2018

Complementary proteins - Making proteins complete

If you don't eat complete proteins you can still get all of the amino acids you need by eating complementary proteins.

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Jul 02, 2018

Healthy Eating Carbohydrates

Healthy Eating Carbohydrates is an introduction to one of the major components of food that you need to understand in order to learn how to eat a healthy diet.

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Jun 29, 2018

Gout Foods - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Toes

Gout foods provides a list of good and bad foods for fighting this painful condition that causes swelling of joints.

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Jun 26, 2018

Benefits of Vegetarian Diet

A list of benefits of vegetarian diet, with a discussion of pros and cons of this lifestyle choice.

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Jun 25, 2018

Healthy Eating for Kids

Healthy eating for kids provides a comprehensive look at nutrients, calories, food groups and symptoms of malnutrition that will help parents plan a healthy diet for their children.

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Jun 24, 2018

Digestion Tips - Ways to avoid and treat indigestion

Digestion tips provides some useful ideas to help you improve your digestion and treat indigestion,

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Jun 23, 2018

Protein Definition

A protein definition which includes what it is and how it functions to maintain good health,

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Jun 22, 2018

Limit Junk Food or it could lead to "junk health!"

Tips, techniques to help you limit junk food as a step toward a healthy eating lifestyle.

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Jun 21, 2018

Good Carbs

An overview of good carbs with a printable list of all the healthy carbohydrates that fit in this category.

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Jun 20, 2018

FODMAPS What are they

If you have digestive discomfort, you need an answer to the question, What are FODMAPS, including food lists.

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Jun 19, 2018

Names for Sugar - What to look for on food labels

A list of names for sugar found on food labels, to help you spend your food dollars wisely.

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Jun 18, 2018

Chloride Sources and Functions

A discussion of chloride sources and functions, and how this mineral plays a role in your health and wellness.

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Jun 15, 2018

What are Probiotics?

What are probiotics and how do they contribute to a healthy eating lifestyle.

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Jun 14, 2018

Chia Seed - Nutrition in a tiny package

Most people have heard of chia seeds, but not in the context of a super food. This page describes the benefits and uses of this newly popular food.

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Jun 13, 2018

Healthy Grocery List

What to include on a healthy grocery list and why as well as what should not be on your list.

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Jun 12, 2018

Healthy Eating Beans

Healthy Eating Beans - In addition to being a significant source of valuable protein, fiber and other nutrients, beans are inexpensive and easy to store.

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Jun 11, 2018

Vegetarian Stories

Vegetarian Stories - Sometimes it takes a sense of humor to be a vegetarian in a meat-eating society. Here are some true stories of what can happen.

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Jun 08, 2018

The Leptin Connection - Is the Fat in Your Genes?

If you follow the news, you have probably heard about the discovery of a so-called obesity gene, which directs the action of leptin, the hormone that affects appetite and how our bodies use energy.

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Jun 07, 2018

What are Triglycerides?

What are triglycerides and what role do they play in healthy eating and wellness.

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Jun 06, 2018

What is Eating Healthy

What is eating healthy is a question that many are asking. Even experts can't agree on a definitive answer, but here are some guidelines.

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Jun 05, 2018

Healthy Eating for Diabetics

Healthy eating for diabetics involves educating yourself about foods, reading labels and planning.

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Jun 04, 2018

Grocery Shopping Tips - Making your food dollars count

Grocery shopping tips to help you bring home healthy foods for you and your family.

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Jun 02, 2018

Vegetarian Nutrition - What you need to know to go meatless

A comprehensive discussion of vegetarian nutrition concepts.

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Jun 01, 2018

What is Inulin?

What is inulin and why is it so common in the food supply?

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May 31, 2018

Artificial Sweeteners

There is a lot of controversy about artificial sweeteners and their safety in the food supply.

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May 30, 2018

Healthy Eating Foods

A discussion of healthy eating foods to help you plan your diet for better health.

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May 29, 2018

Grilling Safety - Healthier Outdoor Cooking

Grilling safety tips to make your outdoor cooking healthier for you and your family.

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May 25, 2018

Raw Eggs and Salmonella

Discussion of the danger of raw eggs due to Salmonella, and tips to help you avoid this foodborne illness.

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May 24, 2018

Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

Here is a healthy peanut butter fudge recipe that is easy to make, tastes good and has complementary proteins.

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May 23, 2018

Healthy Granola Recipe

Here is a healthy granola recipe that is easy to make and a great edition to your breakfast menu planning.

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May 22, 2018

Healthy Eating Advice - What's a Guinea Pig to Do?

Healthy Eating Advice - Do you sometimes feel like a guinea pig for all of the food companies and healthy eating experts?

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May 21, 2018

Not Enough Protein - The Consequences

What happens if you consume a diet with not enough protein are discussed, with a list of protein functions and the most vulnerable groups among us.

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May 19, 2018

Food Label Terms

A listing of food label terms and what they mean to the consumer.

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May 18, 2018

Pregnancy and Healthy Eating

Pregnancy and healthy eating go together as you nurture the new life and give it the very best chance for a healthy life.

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May 17, 2018

Navy Bean Soup Recipe

A warm, satisfying navy bean soup recipe to add nutrition and good taste to your menu plans.

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May 16, 2018

Minerals in Food

A timely discussion of minerals in food to help you plan a healthy diet.

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May 15, 2018

Eating Healthy and Losing Weight

Tips on the best way to go about eating healthy and losing weight.

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May 14, 2018

Healthy Nuts

How healthy nuts can form a part of your healthy eating lifestyle.

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May 10, 2018


A recipe to make calzones that will please your family and friends

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May 09, 2018

Baklava Recipe

A delicious baklava recipe that is simple to follow and satisfying to serve.

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