This post comes to us from our friends at Natural Path Health Center.
If you have a picky eater in your family you know that mealtimes can be very stressful. There are lots of ideas out there on how to get your picky eater to eat, from sneaking veggies into chicken nuggets and pizza to just letting them go hungry. If you’ve tried it all, family style dining might do the trick. (more…)
Is eating healthy an affordability issue for you? Are you having qualms about justifying the cost of organics? Here are some tips on how to kick the processed foods and starting eating more whole foods… without blowing your savings. (more…)
Need an excuse to start a garden this spring? A study conducted by the University of Utah found that people who garden in community gardens weigh less than their non-gardening neighbors. (more…)
Low Fat, fat free and diet food and beverage products do not have a very good track record at helping people lose weight or keep it off. At Optimal Body Balance, we know this. We believe that healthy fat must be part of a well-balanced diet. You have to eat fat to lose fat. You also have to eat fat for your brain to function effectively, to create necessary hormones, to absorb fat-soluble vitamins and to be a happy person. Fat free dairy is a huge thing in our society. Almost any doctor or dietitian you talk to will say that fat free dairy is the way to go — never buy the full fat version. Recently though, there have been a few interesting studies about fat free milk vs whole milk and weight gain in children (more…)
Does your family eat meals together? I know between school, extracurricular activities and social lives it can seem like it’s more trouble than it’s worth to get everyone sitting down at the same time. But new research shows that perhaps you should try a little harder — just three extra minutes a the dinner table can significantly improve a child’s chances of maintaining a normal weight. (more…)