Sunday, August 12, 2018

Nutrition Facts- Added Sugar

If you have been taking a peak at the nutrition labels on some of your foods, you may notice some things have changed.   These new labels are not on every food item yet but will be by 2021.  So what’s new? Added sugars have been added to the new nutrition label to distinguish when food companies add additional sugars into products.  These are different from natural sugars which are naturally found in whole, unprocessed products such as fruit, vegetables, dairy products, and whole grains.  Read more [...]

Friday, December 15, 2017

How Food and Mood are Related

It is amazing all the different roles food and nutrition play in our body. Carbohydrates fuel our brain, protein helps build our muscles, fat helps protect our organs, the list goes on and on. But have you ever thought about how food might affect your mood? Food certainly affects our mood! When we eat food our body responds well to, we are in a better mood because we aren’t feeling sluggish, tired, or cranky. Today we are going to highlight a few of the ways food and mood are related: • Read more [...]

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Mindless or Mindful Eating: What are you doing?

Have you ever thought about what it means to eat mindfully? For many people, eating involves watching television, talking on the phone, or working on the computer. Before you know it you’ve finished watching your show and noticed you have also eaten the entire bag of chips you were snacking on. Or maybe you are out to eat with a group of friends at a new restaurant and are chatting away about all the new happenings in your life and by the time the check comes you realize you are uncomfortably full Read more [...]