Consumer Reports takes a great look at healthier eating

Consumer Reports is a magazine I look at whenever making a major purchase such as a car or large appliance. It’s reviews are the bible of product reviews, in my opinion. So I was intrigued to see its November issue carrying a cover story about healthy eating.

What’s in the issue is as good as other work Consumer Reports does. If you cans till find one to buy, buy it and refer to it as you cook or eat out. If you can;t find a physical copy, go to the website, it appears you can read at least some of the stories there without being a member of Consumer Reports. Continue reading “Consumer Reports takes a great look at healthier eating”

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No Salt, No Fat, No Sugar Journal has record November, thank you!!!

Traffic to our site reached an all-time monthly high in November, driven by people searching for a salt-free stuffing mix and other salt-free Thanksgiving offerings. Site views for the month reached nearly 7,000, 6,914 to be exact, blowing past our old monthly record of 6012 in January 2015.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! Continue reading “No Salt, No Fat, No Sugar Journal has record November, thank you!!!”

Test your salt IQ

I’m not a big fan of infographics, they usually only scratch the surface on a topic and I always want to know more. But I recently ran across this sodium test after completing a cardio-rehab program at my local hospital (this after a second angioplasty in five years for me this past June) and thought it worth sharing.

Try to math them up without looking at the answers first. I doubt many of you will find all the hidden sodium in some of the food items listed.

Sodium lurks in so many everyday food, like bread, ketchup and any processed meat. Beware of it.

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Water: The Miracle Substance That We Should All Be Drinking More Of!

The most natural substance in the world, water is an incredible thing. Our bodies are made up of around 70% water, which is why we need so much water to survive. The fact is that not only do we need to water to stay hydrated, but we also need to drink plenty of water to ensure that when it comes to our health, we are in tip-top shape.

The issue is today that more and more people are boycotting water and opting to drink other liquids. Yes, fizzy drinks and juices contain water, but these drinks are nowhere near as healthy or beneficial for you as pure water is. It may not taste as nice, but water is the drink that should be your go-to liquid. Continue reading “Water: The Miracle Substance That We Should All Be Drinking More Of!”

Still time to grill? Try these fruits and veggies for something different and fun

Labor Day Weekend is the traditional end for the outdoor grilling season, at least in northern climes such as Chicago where I live. But there will still be days when it’s warm enough to go out and fire up your grill, or grills (I have four!). Here’s a new take on grilling, ever think about fruits and veggies on the grill?

Cooking Light magazine has, apparently, in this piece on 10 fruits and veggies to grill (everything is a list these days, so they had to find 10 I’m sure).

Some of these, like watermelon, onions, eggplant and pineapple, I’ve heard of grilling before, but some, like apples and peaches really surprised me.

I’m guessing the key here is to find items with sugar content the flavor of which will be brought out by grilling.

Take a look, it’s a video, so you have to endure a commercial, but after that it moves fairly quickly.

And keep those grills fired up into fall, I know people who do their Thanksgiving turkeys outdoors in cold climates, that is hardcore grilling.

John

The Dangers Of Changing Your Diet

   Most of us could do with tweaking our diets a little. And, of course, there are always those ‘one-off’ occasions when we enjoy something off-plan. But changing your diet suddenly and drastically can do you more harm than good. There are lots of things to consider before you tackle a very restricted diet. The first is the needs of your body.

Yes, excess sugar, fat, and salt will do you harm in the long term. There is scientific evidence to back that up. Sugar, in particular, can do you quite a lot of harm in the short term too. Diabetes is a huge problem for a lot of people. Managing the condition requires careful monitoring of the amount of sugar you are consuming. As your blood sugar needs to be maintained, cutting out all sugar straight away, could leave you feeling light-headed, dizzy, and nauseous. This is called hypoglycemia and can be dangerous. Continue reading “The Dangers Of Changing Your Diet”

5 Signs You’re Eating Too Much Sugar

Sugar tastes so good! Unfortunately, the more we eat, the less healthy we become. It’s also apparent that many adults don’t actually know how much sugar they’re consuming in a day.

The biggest culprits of sugar addition are fizzy drinks, chocolate and sweets, ice cream and (would you believe it!) fruit juices. Continue reading “5 Signs You’re Eating Too Much Sugar”