Healthy Support

Resources to help your kids eat healthy on a budget

Now that summer is here, kids are likely eating most meals at home.

If you’re concerned about your children eating healthy, or simply getting enough food, this is for you.

Neftali Duran is part of a national campaign through Share Our Strength calledCooking Matters” that educates families how to shop and cook healthy meals on a tight budget.

When going to the grocery store, Duran suggests making a grocery list ahead of time on your phone (so you don’t forget it). He also suggests not going to the grocery store on an empty stomach. If possible, he says leave the kids at home so they aren’t asking for extra items.

For the healthiest food options, you’ll want to shop around the perimeter of the store. That’s where you’ll find fruits, veggies, milk, meat and eggs.

Make sure you’re shopping fruits and veggies that are in season

Read the rest
Healthy Support

When Others Sabotage Our Intentions for Healthy Eating and Exercise

mohd izzuan | iStock

mohd izzuan | iStock

The research is clear. When someone is trying to make some healthy changes to manage their weight, the role of social support for the effort is critical. Changing habits and behaviors around food consumption and exercise to make long-term health gains is not easy. Many begin the process with trepidation, often wondering if they can really pull it off.

Having a social network that offers caring, reinforcement of self-esteem, and a buffer to potential surrounding stressors or negativity is so important. When possible, so is material support, such as helping with shopping, cooking, or even child care (so the person can find time to exercise and do food planning).

Ways that support can fail

But such is very often not the case. Even if some of our friends or family are on our side, chances are very high that many of the people around us will

Read the rest
Healthy Information

Avoid Refined Sugar To Reduce Belly Fat. Have These Healthy Sugar Alternatives Instead

The struggle to lose belly fat is real. The area around the stomach gains weight quickly but losing it is the most difficult. The fat stored here can come from a variety of high-fat foods, sugar being one of them. High consumption of sugar has been linked to bulging stomachs by many studies. The author of one such research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology says, “When we consume excessive sugar, it gets converted into fat and gets stored around the heart and abdomen. Another problem is that this fat tissue releases chemicals into the body which can be harmful to our health.”
Also Read: No More Junk Food At Work: 7 Low-Cal Snacks To Keep Within Arm’s Reach

While it’s clear that we should avoid sugar to maintain optimal weight and get rid of belly fat, our target should be only refined sugar. Natural sugars like fructose

Read the rest
Healthy Information

Does your diet affect your fertility?

The authors of a 2021 review of research on the possible link between diet and female fertility concluded that, while their recommendations focused on women, “diet and nutritional patterns are undoubtedly significant for both male and female fertility”.

The researchers gave a detailed overview of the effects of individual nutrients and the foods that contain them. They also emphasised the importance of involving a clinical dietician in the care of couples planning a pregnancy. Broadly speaking, their summary recommended foods such as vegetables, fruit, whole-grain pasta and whole-grain bread (for carbohydrates); sources of healthy fat such as oily fish; and legumes, eggs and lean meat for protein. They also pointed out the important role of certain nutrients that may sometimes be overlooked: these include iodine, which helps the proper development of the fetus and the expectant mother’s thyroid function.

For alcohol, the advice is clear and consistent across the research.

Read the rest
Healthy Support

Healthy Eating On A Budget: Tips For Eating Well In College –

eat well in college Throughout college, we shift our focus between a variety of things; our grades, different organizations, networking, and more. However, we’re rarely (if ever) told to focus on our diet. I know it may seem hard to eat well in college now that food is getting so expensive, but it’s not impossible

Luckily, I have three tips to help you maintain a great diet despite being on a college budget

Eating In The Calorie Deficit

The calorie deficit is where a person consumes fewer calories than they burn through daily activities. It’s not food focus, but calorie focus. 

When a person has a calorie deficit, their body begins to burn the stored fat for energy. It is a wonderful way to count your calories. 

Calories that we gain from food are the main source of eating excessively. You can use apps that are made to track your daily calories/workout plans or

Read the rest
Healthy Information

Raw Beauty: Why ’80s Supermodel Carol Alt, 62, Embraces a Diet of Uncooked, Unprocessed Food

Carol Alt attends the ‘Paper Empire’ photocall during the MIPTV Media Market, Cannes, France, April 17, 2023. Photo: Arnold Jerocki/WireImage/Getty Images

Supermodel and author Carol Alt won the Cannes red carpet this spring, wowing the mid-April crowd with her lush mane, healthy physique and a visage that looked half her age. The secret to her radiance? With four books on raw foods, the famous beauty — and cancer survivor — insists it’s as simple as uncooked, unprocessed food.


Carol Alt wowed at the sixth Cannes International Series Festival, April 17, 2023. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images


With Life magazine declaring her “The Next Million Dollar Face” in 1980, Carol Alt ruled the decade, appearing in more than 700 magazines, from Vogue, ELLE, Mademoiselle and Bazaar to Sports Illustrated while facing leading campaigns, Lancôme to Pepsi. Having attained ‘Supermodel’ status, as her

Read the rest
Healthy Plan

How Can the Healthcare Industry Make It Easier for Patients To Make Healthier Food Choices?

Most Americans don’t eat a healthy diet and take in too much sodium, saturated fat and sugar. But it shouldn’t be this way, said one industry expert.

“This shouldn’t be so hard,” said Dr. Elizabeth Klodas, founder of healthy food company Step One Foods, during a Tuesday panel at the MedCity INVEST conference in Chicago. “We should be able to walk into any grocery store for anything from any shelf and put [food] into our carts and feel good about it and know that it’s helping our health. We live in a food environment that is completely dysfunctional, that makes hyper-palatable, calorie-dense, nutrient-poor foods that are addictive, cheap and advertise non-stop.”

The change has to come from the food and health industry itself, and there should be incentives in place for food companies, she added.

“We have to start reimbursing or supplementing or paying for foods that can be

Read the rest