The Power of Proper Nutrition: For the Mediterranean Diet, the Jury is In!

Although the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet have been supported by anecdotal evidence and have been touted for years by health gurus and even a large number of doctors, it is only recently that the science to back up these claims has emerged. Researchers from the University of Barcelona performed a large-scale 5-year study […]

Cooking With Coconut Oil

Coconut oil should be a staple in the kitchen of any health conscious cook. The benefits of coconut oil are far and wide.  One of the best features is that coconut oil has a high melting point. This helps it to hold up to the high temperatures of cooking where other oils become rancid. During […]

An Apple A Day

The old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” comes from an old English adage, “To eat an apple before going to bed will make the doctor beg his bread.” While this may not be completely true, a regular dose of apples in your diet is a good choice. As we approach fall […]

The Skinny on Fats

Years ago fats got a bad name in nutrition. As a result, food manufacturers started taking out the fat, but in order to make the food palatable they had to enhance the flavor with sweeteners, which created a whole different set of problems. Now people are gaining a better understanding about fats and are realizing […]