Can We be Fat and Healthy?

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It’s an interesting question that would make most professionals throw up their hands in horror as they push us firmly towards the dietitian or gastric banding surgeon. However there are individuals and populations who defy the statistics.  Spanish women, for example, have been found to weigh in heavier than the rest of the Mediterranean female [...]

Pomegranate: Ancient Superfood Rediscovered

Pomegranate

Jewel of autumn, ruby treasure – pomegranates are hot news these days, and not just in the culinary world.  Extract of pomegranate may be the next best natural anti-inflammatory. You may have noticed that the pomegranate has been making restaurant headlines for quite a while. More and more we see these small, shiny dark red [...]

Pine Nuts – New Diet Secret

Pine Nuts

Pine nuts make you feel full. The secret ingredient is picolinic acid which acts on hormones that signal the brain to stop eating. Satiety is a greatly sought after quality in the diet industry, which is why pine nuts are included in many diet products. And for every gram of saturated fat, they contain over [...]

Feeling Good on a Mediterranean Diet

Mediterranean Diet

Chances are a Mediterranean diet will make you feel better, in mind as well as in body.  This diet which includes whole grains and dark green vegetables is high in B vitamins and folate which enhance production of the feel-good hormone, serotonin.  Omega-3 fatty acids associated with higher fish consumption improve the delivery of serotonin [...]

Chicken Soup for Aching Hearts

Thai Chicken Laksa Curry

No, this isn’t an excerpt from Chicken Soup for the Grieving Soul.  It’s about chicken soup for the immune system. It’s great to have the support of emotionally sustaining stories,  but don’t forget to also nourish the white cells that help keep you physically well during difficult times. Severe emotional stress can definitely lead to [...]