Category: Healthy Eating

Nine Considerations for a Healthy Thanksgiving

A holiday that’s heavily focused on food may feel overwhelming for many—especially those who have recently undergone a weight loss procedure. If you’re feeling anxious about the upcoming holiday, here are some top tips to help you manage the holiday in a healthy way. Have a plan. Know where you’re going, who will attend, who’s […]

Get the Blues: The Nutritional Benefits of Blueberries

If you think of the word “superfood,” blueberries are the first food likely to come to mind. Packed with an absurd amount of nutrients and boasting a low glycemic index, blueberries are among the healthiest foods you can eat. Paired with their relatively low cost, wide availability, and durability when stored or frozen, blueberries quickly […]

The Relationship Between Cholesterol and Weight

The quest to lose weight is a familiar one for most Americans, in large part because of the ever-expanding multibillion dollar weight loss industry. Through elaborate diets and expensive low fat and low calorie processed foods, the airwaves are flooded with endless dos and don’ts about what you should eat and what you shouldn’t. Blood […]

Fishy Diet Advice: The Health Benefits of Sardines

There are plenty of fishy nutritional claims out there, but how good is it for you to actually eat fish? Specifically, are sardines good for you? Some might think a fish is a fish, but do these salty little snacks packed in oil actually do more nutritional harm or good? Introducing the Sardine When people […]

Deep Cuts: The Health Value of Beef Liver

It is a common thing to be told to eat your veggies to get your vitamins and minerals, but what about liver? Though it is not eaten very often in the United States, beef liver is a surprisingly nutritious cut of meat that can add essential nutrients to your diet, but does come with some […]

Running Low: The Dangers of Low Potassium Levels

If you have ever experienced the unique agony of a muscle cramp while playing a sport or going for a run, you know how painful and memorable such an event can be. People often attribute muscle cramps to not drinking enough fluids, but there is more to the story. Though dehydration is part of the […]

Super Spuds: The Health Benefits of Potatoes

Sometimes the line between what hurts and what helps in weight loss can be a thin one. While foods such as candy or ice cream will clearly always land on the unhelpful and unhealthy end of the spectrum, there are some foods that can either result in you putting on the pounds or dropping a […]

The Importance of a Calorie Deficit in Weight Loss

Every year, tens of millions of Americans spend tens of billions of dollars on various weight loss products and systems. This is all meant to counter the still worsening obesity epidemic that affects over 40% of the population in the United States. Yet with all of this effort and all of these resources, most people […]

Fishy Nutritional Advice: The Benefits and Risks of Shellfish

With the advent of modern transportation and refrigeration, no matter how far you are from the coasts these days, you can find seafood on the menu. This has opened up the possibility of a shellfish-rich diet to many people—with all the dangers and benefits that can bring. Whether you think of shellfish as dangerous or […]

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