Reading the Label of a Popular Kids’ Snack Food

Fruit/Snack, Health, Nutrition

We generally associate yogurt as a “healthy” food but not all yogurts are created equal. Let’s examine the nutrition label and ingredients from a popular kids’ yogurt. Examining the Ingredients Ingredients are listed in descending order by amount, so we can see that the yogurt contains mostly “cultured pasteurized grade A low fat milk”. Notice … Read More

How To Read a Popular Food Snack Label

Health Tips, Nutrition

When you first look at a snack package,  you want to look at what’s in it and determine whether or not you want to put these ingredients in your body. Ingredients are listed in descending order by amount. The first ingredient listed is the largest amount in the product; the last ingredient is the least … Read More

Mindful Eating 101

Health Tips, Nutrition

It is important to view mindful eating as moving your diet in a healthier direction and by making incremental changes over time. Here are some tips to get you started. The 80/20 Rule For myself and my wellness clientele, I have found that the 80/20 rule works well. 80% of your diet is comprised of … Read More

Foods That Help You Relax

Nutrition

When we feel stress, our immune system is more vulnerable. The stress hormone corticosteroid can suppress the effectiveness of the immune system and our body’s ability to fight off antigens is decreased. There are many ways to relieve stress – one of them is through what we eat! Foods to eat when stressed that can … Read More