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Fat, Carbohydrate and Protein Needs

05 September in Health Tips

General recommendations for the amounts of macronutrients (i.e. fat, carbohydrates, and protein) that we should eat include the following: Please note this information only serves as a guideline because the amount of macronutrients recommended depends on the calorie needs which is very unique from person...

Dairy Milk vs. Milk Alternatives

09 August in Health Tips

Milk alternatives such as almond and soy milk are becoming increasingly popular. Although we are starting to notice they may not be as "natural" as advertised.  Is cow’s milk healthier than milk alternatives given it only has one ingredient? (other than additions of vitamin A and...

Coconut Water

05 August in Health Tips

If you have been in a grocery store at all in the last few years, you have probably posed the questions: what is coconut water and should I drink it?  Quite simply, coconut water is the clear, juice-like liquid in the middle of relatively young...

Comfort Foods

23 January in Health Tips

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of comfort foods? When I asked a sample group I got responses such as mac and cheese, lasagna, pizza and meatloaf. Tasty foods that fill you up and warm your stomach on a cold winter...

Do Detox Diets Work?

05 January in Health Tips

Have you ever ended an over-indulgent holiday season with the words "I need a detox"? For many people this rings true. Detox diets have been touted by celebrities and health professionals as beneficial to aid in health and weight loss, but the truth is that they may not be necessary. Detox diets come in the form...

Chocolate 101

27 November in Health Tips

Research studies have found that chocolate has many health benefits, which is great news! But it's important to keep in mind that not all chocolate is created equal. Health benefits are touted for dark chocolate over milk or white chocolate, but even the type of dark chocolate you...

Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving

19 November in Health Tips

It's that time of year again! Time for friends, family and great food. But this can also mean time for holiday weight gain. To prevent gaining pesky pounds over the holiday try these tips below. Eat Normally Throughout the Day It may seem like skipping meals early in the day is...