Tag: whole foods

Fall for Ugly Veggies!

Fall for Ugly Veggies!

I’d like to think that farmers are smiling across America (and hopefully receiving a bit more profit from their labor intensive work!) A new craze I read about in the Wall Street Journal takes a second and third look at previously discarded ugly veggies! As you walk down the produce aisle of your favorite grocer, have you ever wondered what…

Gut Bacteria of Ancient Human Ancestors Nothing Like the Gut Residents of Today

A group of researchers from the University of Oklahoma are trying to understand the relationship between gut bacteria of ancient people (as preserved from archeological sites dating over 1000 years ago) to modern man. “The results support the hypothesis that ancient human gut microbiomes are more similar to those of non-human primates and rural non-western communities than to those of…

Kids are Sweet Enough, Why Add Sugar?

Renew You Challenge Let’s start this week off right!  Here is your newest weekly challenge (I mean opportunity!) to help set you off on the right foot and in the right direction for bringing health to your week. You could even add it to your calendar. Join us!    The sugar habits in this country (and we’re not the only…

Broccoli and Blueberries for Bowel Health

A recent study, published in the journal Nutrition, demonstrated the effect of broccoli and blueberries on bowel inflammation in an animal model of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).1 Researchers fed IBD mice either a control diet, or a diet with 10 percent broccoli or ten percent blueberries. Both the broccoli- and blueberry-fed mice exhibited similar changes in gut microbiota with one…

Shopping for Real Food

This week, your challenge is to grocery shop with a plan, (or a mission, rather)! Print out this flow chart, from SummerTomato.com, and you’ll be well on your way to filling your basket with real foods. That is, unprocessed, unrefined, unadulterated real foods. It can be hard to determine what is healthy these days. It seems like there is a…

Trans Fats—Is Your Label Lying to You?

For this week’s ‘Renew You’ Challenge, I want to talk about the bad fats in your diet. Since trans fat amounts have appeared in Nutrition Facts panels on packaged foods, food processors have been trying to lower or eliminate trans fats from many foods. But did you know that if a food contains less than 0.5 grams of trans fat…