We all have thought about becoming a vegetarian at some point in our lives. Maybe we considered it in order to lose weight or as a concern about animal rights. Perhaps it’s the taste of meat that may turn us away, or it might just seem to be a more healthy way of life. There really is no right or wrong answer, just the answer that works for you. The good news is many meat substitutes and analogs … [Read more...] about Meat vs. Meatless: Should I become a Vegetarian?
There has long been a debate as to whether taking a daily multivitamin will improve your nutritional status and overall health. It was previously thought taking vitamins would not hurt, so the thought process was why not; but times have changed and we now know that there is such a thing as too much. Overdosing on nutrients does have the potential of being harmful. Many foods on our supermarket … [Read more...] about Do I need a Multivitamin?
Last year a class action lawsuit was filed against Pinkberry, a frozen yogurt store in LA and NY, stating it misrepresented its product as an all-natural frozen yogurt. The claim was recently settled and while no guilt was assigned Pinkberry now lists the ingredients in its product on its website; here are the ingredients found in Pinkberry’s Frozen Yogurt-Original Flavor … [Read more...] about Food Additives-What am I Really Eating?
The word organic seems to be everywhere. It is on the supermarket shelves and in the produce aisles of every American supermarket. I was even asked the other day if I wanted an organic manicure. But is it really a better choice? Is it worth the increased cost? Do I always need to buy organic? To first answer these questions we should understand what organic really means. For a food to be … [Read more...] about Does Buying Organic Foods Make Sense?
Osteoporosis is the weakening of bone tissue caused by a lack of mineral content that makes a person more susceptible to fractures. Although often seen as a disease among elderly woman, osteoporosis affects young woman and men. Osteoporosis is often described as a disease that develops in childhood and presents itself in adulthood. Bone mineral mass production increases during childhood and … [Read more...] about What is Osteoporosis?
Food is a constant in our lives. We all eat several times a day; and even when we are not eating it feels like we are planning our next meal. As a dietitian living in today’s society, I am constantly asked this question—is this food healthy for me? As consumers we too often ask ourselves is this food “good” or bad” for us? Everyone tries to eat healthy, but what do they really mean when say this? … [Read more...] about What is Healthy Eating?