Food & Nutrition

Everyone can use some healthy eating tips these days—when we’re bombarded with low-fat this, and sugar-free that, it can be difficult to know exactly what to put on our plates. We’ll continue to post recipes, eating suggestions and other healthy food tips that we think will help clarify the oft-confusing world of dieting, food fads and research that tells us one day that coffee is good for us and the next day it’s not. From research studies about the latest superfoods to recommendations from our nutritionists, Project Wellness offers practical eating healthy tips for even the most confused consumer.

The Benefits of Chamomile

The Benefits of Chamomile

From our friends at WishGarden Herbs Chamomile is such a useful and versatile herb that I find it difficult to know where to start when singing its praises. Shall I begin by telling you about its potent anti-inflammatory action or should I focus on its effectiveness as a digestive bitter? Or perhaps, as every...

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Increase Fertility By Reducing Inflammation: A Nutritionist’s Perspective

Increase Fertility By Reducing Inflammation: A Nutritionist’s Perspective

From our friends at WishGarden Herbs Google the words “what should I eat while trying to get pregnant” and you’ll come back with hundreds of opinions, many of them countering each other. How on earth are you supposed to know what’s best? How do you get the most impact nutritionally? As a nutritionist, I...

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The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet (Video)

May 25, 2014
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No matter which diet you follow, including lots of vegetables at every meal is an important way to boost health and can help prevent stroke, cancer, diabetes and more. Here, Dr. Brad Jacobs talks about the overall benefits of eating 5-7 servings of vegetables each day, and supplementing with powdered greens if necessary.

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Why We’re Sweet on Honey

May 16, 2014
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Why We’re Sweet on Honey

Our love affair with honey started thousands of years ago. What time has taught us is that besides being one of the finest natural sweeteners, honey has amazing health benefits that can improve our skin, fight infections and reduce inflammation. Here’s the scoop on the sweet stuff. Honey’s health benefits Honey’s natural components make...

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Secret Ingredients in Everyday Food that Can Sabotage Your Diet

February 10, 2014
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Secret Ingredients in Everyday Food that Can Sabotage Your Diet

You may already know to stay away from excess salt, sugar and fat to stay healthy and manage your weight. But do you know all the places these taboo ingredients are hiding out? Avoid the obstacles to weight loss by educating yourself about hidden ingredients that can sabotage your weight loss success. Sugar While...

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Simple Superfoods That Boost Energy and Brain Power

November 18, 2013
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Exactly what are “superfoods” and why do we need them? The answer is quite simple–superfoods are natural, nutrient-rich, power-packed sources of vitamins, minerals and electrolytes that contain fewer calories than processed foods. These foods should be a part of everyone’s regular diet, as study after study shows that diets rich in superfoods can help...

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Chocolate: A Tasty Way to Get Your Antioxidants

October 18, 2013
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Chocolate: A Tasty Way to Get Your Antioxidants

Think of superfoods and names like kale and quinoa come to mind. The good news is that studies have shown chocolate has some pretty impressive health benefits, too (we’ve always secretly believed that anyway). Here’s what some top medical institutions have to say about chocolate’s healthy benefits. Flavonols: The secret ingredient Cacao seeds are...

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Fresh Idea: Raw, Vegan Dinner & Dessert

Fresh Idea: Raw, Vegan Dinner & Dessert

There is no better time of year to experiment with new recipes than during the abundance of summer. It’s also a great time to try raw foods! Reach for sprouting veggies, herbs, edible flowers and vibrant greens for dishes that are colorful, nutritious and truly inspired. Why raw? Raw foods are an easy way...

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Regulating and Preventing Insulin Resistance

January 25, 2013
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Regulating and Preventing Insulin Resistance

We’ve seen how diet and lifestyle can lead to insulin resistance. The good news is that the right nutrition and behaviors can also help prevent and actually treat insulin resistance. Here are some of the best ways to maintain balanced blood sugar and decrease your chances for developing type 2 diabetes. Get active. Exercise...

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Carbohydrates and Insulin Resistance

January 19, 2013
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Carbohydrates and Insulin Resistance

So we already know how our bodies work to maintain blood sugar balance. But how is our blood sugar affected by what we eat? Carbohydrates—alongside fat and protein—are one of the major nutrients the body requires in large, balanced quantities. All consumed carbohydrates manifest as blood sugar, but how they affect blood sugar balance...

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