The Glycemic Index

What the glycemic index means to the dieter and common problems related to glucose. The glycemic index was developed in the early 1980’s by David Jenkins, PhD., as a tool…

Functional Food

“Functional Foods” defines the physiologically active food components found in phytochemical (plants) and zoo chemical (animal) origins.  The science of functional foods has keep pace with scientific studies and research…

Water & Energy

The medical community earlier theorized that the 80% of our body that is liquid merely supported the structure of bone and organ tissue. Yet through years of research and studies…

The Benefits of Chocolate

Feel-good endorphins Reduced risk of diabetes Reduced LDL cholesterol levels Lower blood pressure Boosts brain function Relieves stress Prevents stroke Neutralizes coughing Beats diarrhea As I say to my nutritional…

Where Sugar Hides

Sugar is the generic name for every carbohydrate that leaves you with that sweet tasting, good feeling. This amazing additive is used to enhance a variety of foods and produce…

A Food Shopping Strategy

 TIDBITS ABOUT FOOD PRODUCTS  As cross training is important for body balance, remember to purchase and try different foods for the board range of nutrition value it provides.  Don’t single…

Hydration

According to Dr. Timothy Noakes author of Waterlogged: The Serious Problem of Overhydration in Endurance Sports, the sport drink industry has managed to create and market a positive image for…

Guidelines for Vegetarians

What is a vegetarian diet? Some people follow a “vegetarian” diet, but there’s no single vegetarian eating pattern. The vegan or total vegetarian diet includes only foods from plants: fruits,…