Eggs Are Healthy

Eggs are healthy for you. For years now, people have been told to reduce their egg consumption by the medical community because the yolks have cholesterol in it (a large egg contains approximately 185 mg of cholesterol). Researchers assumed for years that eating foods high in cholesterol will increase a person’s blood cholesterol and in turn increase their risk for heart disease. As it turns out, research has actually shown that the amount of cholesterol that a person eats has very little to do with how much cholesterol is in their blood. Continue reading “Eggs Are Healthy”

Gluten Free Bread – Is it Healthy?

Gluten Free Bread can be found in most supermarkets. These products are the food manufacturers’ answer to people who have a gluten sensitivity and for those people that choose to eat wheat free. However, if you read the ingredients on the package label you will probably see that the ingredient list will include one or more of the following ingredients: Continue reading “Gluten Free Bread – Is it Healthy?”

My Favorite Superfood

Superfood is a term that has been tossed around to describe food that is believed to give health benefits to those people that consume them. There is a long list of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and other food items that have been described as superfood. In my post for today, I will be discussing what some of my favorite superfoods are. The list is not in any particular order, just what came to mind as I was typing this.

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Diabetes, Carbohydrates and Diet

Today I received a telephone call from a friend. It was a call enquiring about some symptoms that a friend of his was experiencing. The conversation went something like this “If someone has blurred vision, is peeing a lot, is drinking a lot and has tingling in his fingers, should he go to the doctor and get those symptoms checked out?” My answer was a resounding “YES!” The symptoms described are classic symptoms of diabetes. Only a physician can make a definitive diagnosis but if a person has those symptoms, they definitely need to go to a physician right away and be tested for diabetes. Continue reading “Diabetes, Carbohydrates and Diet”

Good and Bad Dietary Fat

I was talking to a friend the other day and we got into a discussion about the confusing messages that people have been getting regarding what is good and what is not good to eat. Part of that conversation settled around fat consumption. For years, we have been told that we need to reduce our fat consumption in order to reduce our risk of heart disease. We were told to switch from butter to margarine. We were told to choose meats that have the least amount of fat attached to them. We were told to reduce our egg consumption as the egg yolks are high in cholesterol. Continue reading “Good and Bad Dietary Fat”