Posts tagged "healthy snacks"
Ups and Downs of Your Favorite Drinks

Ups and Downs of Your Favorite Drinks

You ran into work with your tall latte in hand. Around mid-morning you pop a vending machine soda. At lunch, you can’t resist a Nestea. The day is only half over and you have already consumed around 400 calories from beverages! That is a 6 oz. lean sirloin steak with 100 calories to spare. But...
Lose That Bloating Feeling

Lose That Bloating Feeling

We’ve all gone through stomach problems at one time—that fullness sensation accompanied by a gaseous feeling, the need to burp and/or pass gas, or even an abdominal distension known as a hard stomach. It’s commonly referred to as “feeling bloated,” and it is more common than you might think. Up to 35 percent of the...
Weather the Storm

Weather the Storm

During our Florida summer vacation 20 years ago, I remember myself along with my family stuffing ourselves on bread, crackers, and chips. The diet was the same regardless of the mealtime. We didn’t have too many options later when Hurricane Andrew stuck during our stay. Seven years ago, I was a Florida resident experiencing the...
Powerful Proteins: Are They All the Same?

Powerful Proteins: Are They All the Same?

For many, eating chicken, beef, eggs, cheese, and soy is all the same. After all they are all protein-rich food sources. Yes, but just as fats and carbohydrates have gone through a further classification—making some options better than others—not all protein food sources are created equal to build strong muscles and maximize a lean body...
Hot Tips About Frozen Yogurt

Hot Tips About Frozen Yogurt

It is hot and sticky out—what could be healthier than a stop at the new frozen yogurt place for a healthy refresher? But is this frozen treat really better than ice cream? “A half-cup serving of a light ice cream is about the same as a half-cup serving of non-fat frozen yogurt. Both the non-fat...