The amount of carbohydrates, protein and fats you need to consume – and the times of day you consume them – depend on the type of athletic activity in which you’re engaging. LVHN’s sports nutrition program offers an initial consultation to perform a thorough nutritional assessment, along with follow-up consults as needed.
Your grandmother says a warm bowl of homemade chicken soup will cure what ails you this cold and flu season. But is Grandma right? The short answer is no, yet there is a nugget of truth in Grandma’s wisdom.
The sun is shining. Friends are visiting. The grill calls your name. But before you break out those high-fat, high-sodium hot dogs, think about some more creative, healthier and mouth-watering options.
It’s 2:30 p.m., and your stomach is growling. The vending machine beckons, but you see only chips, cookies and candy bars. You want a healthy snack to tame your hunger and boost your energy. What to do?
So you only gained a pound or two over the holidays. Not bad, right? Well… Most of us don’t actually pack on as much as we fear from Thanksgiving to New Year’s. The real problem comes afterward, when we don’t lose what we gained.
A pinch here, a dash there - it doesn’t seem like we add much salt to food. The problem is that many packaged foods are loaded with salt before we ever take a shaker to them. Experts are so concerned that the Institute of Medicine recently recommended putting sodium limits on commercial food packagers.
Most people think of tomatoes as vegetables, but they’re actually fruits, from the berry family. They come in several varieties, sizes and flavors - everything from tiny cherry tomatoes to big, bold beefsteaks. The one thing they all have in common: they deliver potent health benefits.
These salad-building strategies can transform a boring first course into a mouth-watering main attraction. Whatever the season, here’s how to create a nutritional powerhouse you and your family will savor.
Turkey isn’t just for Thanksgiving anymore. With groceries offering a choice of ground turkey, breasts, cutlets, tenderloins and strips, you can serve this economical bird any day of the week - and get the health benefits.
A host of popular diets claim to rid your body of impurities. Though human bodies are self-cleaning machines, the theory goes, harmful substances you take in every day - from food preservatives to environmental pollutants - can build up and make you more susceptible to disease, fatigue and even weight gain.
Close your eyes and imagine standing in a strawberry patch. Enjoy the smell of ripe berries warmed by the sun, the sight of jewel-like fruits glistening with dew. Berries are mouthwatering, for sure - and even better, they’re very good for you.
Healthy eating may seem like small potatoes to teenagers. Sure, they want to look good in their skinny jeans and perform well on the playing field - but getting enough iron or building strong bones is the last thing on their minds.
Most healthy people can have an energy drink (Jolt, Red Bull or Rockstar, for example) without experiencing any problems. But energy drinks contain huge amounts of legal stimulants such as caffeine, and have been shown to boost both blood pressure and heart rate, especially if you drink them regularly.
You don't have to forego grandma's famous pumpkin cheesecake. Get creative instead. By substituting healthier alternatives for high-fat/high-calorie ingredients, you still can enjoy many of your family's cherished recipes.