A lot of us overestimate peanut butter serving sizes. When I measured one tablespoon (90 calories worth), I realized I was grossly underestimating my portion sizes when making a peanut butter sandwich. It's easy to do, since no one wants to measure the creamy goodness everytime. Who can blame them? The joy of making a … Continue reading Peanut Butter: How Much Are You Really Eating?
Most people will agree that peanut butter is a tasty and versatile spread packed with plenty of nutrients and protein. However, eating too much can be fattening. In fact it's easy to over eat it unless measuring it out. If you're not doing it, you're probably eating more than you think! The ingredients inside most … Continue reading Peanut Butter: How Good Is It For You?
It seems every where you turn there's a diet purporting to solve all your weight loss challenges. But many of these diets aren't healthy and don't work. They eliminate important food groups and many important nutrients along the way. If try them long term, you may experience serious health problems in the long run. Some … Continue reading Fad Diets: How To Recognize Them
It's easy to lose track of how many calories you're consuming when you're home, bored, and in a monotonous routine. Or even when you're not. I'm usually very meticulous about counting my calories daily. Although I was continuing to log in every calorie, I was still consuming more calories than I needed. I decided to … Continue reading Weight Loss: It’s All In The Numbers
If you like drinking tea, you're in for good news. A recent study by National University of Singapore (NUS) showed evidence that regular tea drinkers have better-organized brain regions as compared with non-tea drinkers. What does that mean for brain health? Better organized brain regions are associated with healthy cognitive function. The research team made … Continue reading Drinking Tea Is Good For The Brain
I recently donated blood which got me thinking about the blood type diet. I'm not one to fall for gimmicky diets, but my curiosity nagged at me prompting some research. Here's what I discovered. What is the blood type diet? Dr. Peter D'Adamo, a naturopathic physician started the trend in 1996. He wrote a book … Continue reading The Blood Type Diet: Does It Work?
I usually sleep right through the night except for the use of the restroom or a noise disturbance. Otherwise, I don't experience bouts of insomnia and usually sleep for eight hours. However, for the last several weeks, I've been waking up in the middle of the night and staying up for at least two hours … Continue reading Nutritional Considerations: Vitamin B12