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Tag: diet and nutrition

What is Gellan? And a Vegetarian Gummy Bear Review!

I know, it’s hard to imagine why gummy bears wouldn’t be vegetarian, but most gummy bears contain gelatin, which is an animal product. So, you can imagine my delight when the folks at Goody Good Stuff contacted me about trying out their gelatin-free gummies! Unfortunately, the Koala Gummy Bears weren’t vegan, since they contain beeswax, but the Sour Fruit Salad was totally vegan. The whole line of Goody Good Stuff is also gluten free!

Sustainable Food: Eating on a Budget

You can reduce your family’s carbon footprint just by changing the way you cook and eat, even if you’re eating on a budget. Paying attention to your diet will not only reduce the amount of waste you are contributing to the environment, you and your family will feel better by getting adequate nutrition. You might even shed a few pounds.

Food Choices: Take Control of the Way You Feel

Lately, the stress at work has been really getting to me, and it was starting to affect my life and relationships outside of work with friends and family. I decided I had to clean up my act. I also knew my time was limited so I decided to start with an area I could have the most impact on quickly. I chose to focus on my food choices – we eat every day, so it must have some power over how I was feeling.

It turns out that focusing on food choices was one of my most brilliant insights ever.

Easy DASH Diet Summary

The DASH diet was created to help maintain normal blood pressure levels. Even though the DASH diet was created a few years ago, it is good to review methods that work!

Study Finds Hopeful People Eat Better

A new study finds that people who are hopeful choose healthier foods than those who are happy. How can this be? I’m no scientist, but when I’m in a good mood I tend to want to do goodβ€”for my body, my mind, and everyone I meet on the street. Either my symptoms are atypical, or I’m just not paying attention.

Book Review: Green for Life

The following is a book review of Green for Life, The Updated Classic on Green Smoothie Nutrition by Victoria Boutenko. As a nutrition professional I frequently discover new diets and [ … ]