Soy

SOY Soy is short for soybean. Soybeans and soy products are an excellent source of protein. Soybeans can be a replacement for animal protein in meals. Like other beans they are also an excellent source of fiber: 1 cup of edamame has 8 grams of fiber. Soybeans are also...

How to Make Soup

HOW TO MAKE SOUP Soup season is upon us. Here are tips for making homemade soups, and for learning about fundamental building blocks and key ingredients to enrich a soup’s flavor and texture. Step One: Decide what type of soup you want to make, whether broth-based,...

Mindful Eating

MINDFUL EATING Sometimes we eat mindlessly, for reasons other than true hunger. We may eat when stressed, sad, or bored. Eating mindlessly can cause us to lose touch with our internal signals of hunger and fullness. Because our bodies only need calories from food when...

Healthy Pantry

HOW TO STOCK A HEALHY PANTRY Make sure your pantry is well-equipped to handle any eating situation that might come your way; such as, last-minute dinners, grab-and-go breakfasts, or travel-friendly snacks. Having staple food items handy will help make eating less...

Cholesterol

CHOLESTEROL Cholesterol is a waxy substance that our bodies use to make hormones, to form cell membranes, and to provide other essential functions. However, elevated levels of certain kinds of cholesterol are bad for your heart and overall health status. Here is more...

Salt

SALT Salt is a mineral made up of sodium and chloride. Sodium is found in every cell of our body. Our body uses sodium to send nerve impulses, make our muscles contract and relax, and maintain water balance in the body. Sodium can cause problems in the body if you eat...

Fats In Our Diet

FATS IN OUR DIET Fats occur naturally in foods and are necessary in our diet. Fats are important for many things, including helping our nerves work and delivering nutrients around our body. However, fats are high in calories and too much fat intake can lead to weight...