Keep Your Colon Healthy

The key to a healthy colon is simple: keep everything moving. This includes eating plenty of high-fiber fruits, vegetables, and whole grains throughout the day. Also, drink plenty of liquids. Eat enough fiber. You need 25 to 30 grams of fiber each day. Try choosing fiber-rich foods throughout the day and add pure (unprocessed) bran … Continue reading Keep Your Colon Healthy

Can Breakfast Cereal be Part of a Healthy Diet?

Cold cereals are an easy, convenient food. Many try to promote the latest nutrition trend or tempt your kids with fun shapes and cartoon characters. But you may wonder: Are breakfast cereals as healthy as they claim to be and are they the best choice for breakfast? What is breakfast cereal? Breakfast cereal is made … Continue reading Can Breakfast Cereal be Part of a Healthy Diet?

Back on Track Snack

After a holiday weekend of maybe too many burgers, chips or adult beverages, our bodies crave some vitamin-packed foods prepared gently for easy digestion. Here's a simple, seasonal recipe that can be eaten as an afternoon snack or as a meal when served with a whole grain, like brown rice or quinoa. Ingredients2 teaspoons extra-virgin … Continue reading Back on Track Snack

A Hangover Free Holiday

Photo by Ehioma Osih on Thanksgiving is almost here and we are about to embark on the season of overindulgence. With that in mind, I thought it might be helpful to dive into the mechanisms of alcohol and its effect on the body. Let me start by saying that I am not anti-alcohol, but … Continue reading A Hangover Free Holiday

Applesauce Breakfast Muffins

Sweetened with applesauce and a just little sugar, these gluten-free muffins are both light, moist. Ingredients1 cup oat bran½ cup Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-free all-purpose flour or any gluten-free flour½ cup Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-free Muesli1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt2 eggs1 cup unsweetened applesauce3 tablespoons canola oil3 tablespoons … Continue reading Applesauce Breakfast Muffins