August 23, 2014

The Skinny on Fats

Contrary to popular belief, fat is essential for our good health.  Fat stores needed energy in the body. It insulates our body tissues, it cushions our organs, and it transports fat soluble vitamins like A, D and K in the blood. Fat also enhances the flavor of foods (Paula Dean anyone?), makes baked products more tender, and it conducts heat during cooking. Sounds good, right? BUT - not all … [Read more...]

My Top 10 Foods

I keep on seeing these articles about “Ten Foods You Should Never Eat”, or “Ten Worst Foods”, or “Top 10 Nastiest Nibbles”. You get my point.  Anyway, during a nutritional counseling session recently one of my clients asked me, (clearly exasperated after we reviewed some foods she should be avoiding due to her recent diabetes diagnosis, coupled with current high blood pressure and high … [Read more...]