Nutrition Tips

Happy Heart Month

February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in Americans, and interestingly, more women die of heart disease than men. Regardless of your gender, it’s important to recognize what puts you at risk and what you can do to prevent heart disease.
There are 5 lifestyle factors that affect your risk of heart disease:

Healthy diet
Physical activity
Moderate alcohol intake
Normal body weight
Not smoking

Here are some tips to follow a heart-healthy diet and reduce y… read more »

Salt Shakedown

Perhaps you’ve heard some recent news about sodium — it seems to be the… read more » topic of 2010 (at least so far). And it’s certainly creating a stir here in New York City.
Last week, Mayor Bloomberg and the NYC Health Department decided to take on salt as the next food additive to reduce in our food (he already won the war on trans fats), in an effort to make us a healthier nation. Bloomberg proposes that the food industry (restaurants and food manufacturers) reduce the amount of sodium in a variety o

Darling Clementine

As I’m sure most of you know, I love fresh fruit, and I rarely go a day without getting in a full three servings of it. During the winter though, it’s slim pickings when it comes to available fresh fruit. Unlike during the spring and summer when there’s a plethora of fruit available, winter fruit is limited mainly to apples and citrus fruit. As much as I love my apples (Gala and Braeburn are my faves), clementines are my favorite winter fruit.

Unlike oranges, which can be difficult to p… read more »

nutritioulicious™ Frittata

Last week I told you all about eggs in a guest post on the blog Around the Plate. As promised, here are some ways to enjoy eggs including a recipe for a nutritioulicious™ frittata!
Eggs can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, including:

Hard boiled
Omelets — try spinach, tomato, and feta for a Greek twist or make a Western one with peppers, onion, and cheddar (Nutritious Tip: use 2 egg whites and 1 whole egg per omelet)
Quiches (Nutritious Tip: use half egg whites, half whole eggs)
Poached
Soft boiled
Rock… read more »

Weekend Warrior

If you’ve been watching what you eat and following an exercise routine during the week, don’t let the fact that it’s a weekend get in your way. Instead, be a weekend warrior! A study in the journal Obesity… read more »* found that changes in lifestyle behaviors on weekends contributed to weight gain and a cessation of weight loss on the weekends.The main reason: people eat more and exercise less on Saturdays and Sundays.
The weekend isn’t an excuse to take a break from your goals. Here ar