Did you know that the average supermarket carries 38,718 products? No wonder navigating the aisles can feel overwhelming! Use these simple shopping strategies to help ensure that you leave the market with bags full of healthy options.
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Artificial sweeteners have skyrocketed in popularity over the past few decades. Though there always seems to be one that is more popular than another, the ubiquity of these additives has made many of us forget to question how they might be affecting our health.
You can’t be in a checkout line without seeing stacks of energy bars promising to fill you up or add power to your next workout. Not all energy is created equal. Here are some suggestions from Canyon Ranch nutritionists to help you make good choices.
It may seem counterintuitive, but snacking is an essential part of maintaining a healthy weight. Well-chosen snacks can keep us satisfied, boost energy levels and curb cravings for less healthy options. Follow these tips to ensure you make sound choices come snack time.
Your body needs calcium to build strong bones, move muscles and more. But what exactly does calcium do? How much do you need? Where can you get it? Find out here.
There are plenty of reasons to cut back on sugar: Beyond the obvious—it contributes to tooth decay, obesity, and diabetes—it may be indirectly associated with increased risk of heart disease, inflammation, cancer and dementia. In addition, while it provides energy because it’s a carbohydrate, it lacks vitamins and minerals.
With salt’s link to serious conditions like high blood pressure and heart disease, many of us are trying to reduce our sodium intake. Reaching for the salt shaker less often could have a major payoff, but, let’s be honest: A salt habit can be a hard to kick. The next time you’re in the kitchen, consider these alternatives to another pinch of salt.
Following an eating strategy that fits your metabolism, whether it’s Hunter or Farmer, will help change the way you think about food. These recipes from the Canyon Ranch kitchen can provide inspiration for dishes that fit your metabolism.
Fat takes many forms. You know about the good (monounsaturated fats) and the bad (trans fats), but what exactly are triglycerides or lipoproteins? Understanding the terms used by your doctor and the ones you see on nutrition labels is a crucial part of maintaining your health.
Choosing seasonal fruits and vegetables ensures that produce is at peak ripeness and packs the most nutrients and flavor. Add these 10 fall fruits and vegetables to your shopping list. They're worth a spot on your plate.
Eating seasonally is a win on many fronts. You get fruits and vegetables that are at their nutritional peak, and you’re sure to have a diet that’s full of variety. As the weather warms up, many of us begin to crave the light, fresh flavors of spring foods.
Whether tending to your veggie-filled garden or enjoying a fresh fruit salad at a barbeque with friends and family, it’s hard to miss the abundance of produce that summer brings. After all, what’s a classic warm weather day without a sweet slice of watermelon?
As the temperature falls, it’s easy to skip your weekly trip to the farmer’s market—brrr! But don’t be discouraged from seasonal eating once the cold weather sets in. The winter months are actually the best time of year to savor some of the most delicious types of produce, including hearty greens, colorful squash and fresh citrus fruits.
Iron is an essential mineral that’s a component of hundreds of proteins and enzymes in your body. What does it do, and how much do you need? Where can you get it in your food?
Choosing healthy foods may not be top of mind during the holidays—for many of us, holiday eating is about joy, love and any family tradition that involves marshmallows—but there is merit to sticking with your regular healthy eating plan during the season of indulgence.
While you may try to get in the recommended minimum of eight ounces of seafood every week (that’s two servings), news reports about pollutants and concerns about environmental sustainability may leave you confused about how much and what kinds of fish you should be eating—or if you’re better off skipping it altogether.
Indulging during your annual feast is OK, if that is what you desire, but you may also want to consider starting some new mealtime traditions. Eat, drink and be healthy this holiday season by making holiday food swaps with recipes from the Canyon Ranch kitchen.
Fiber gets a lot of attention—and when you examine the facts, it’s clear to see why it’s a healthy diet essential. Regularity is a well-known benefit of a fiber-rich diet, but its health benefits don't stop there.
Eating local (or being a “locavore”) can mean many different things, but regardless of exactly where you draw the “local” line, buying groceries sourced close to home can offer plenty of options for eating a healthy, clean diet and provide a bevy of benefits for your health, the environment and more.
The road to good health is paved with good intestines. That’s not just a clever turn of phrase, it’s actually true. Our GI tract is a virtual ecosystem of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics can help get things back in balance. Here's a look at some of the important roles beneficial bacteria play.
As fad diets have come and gone, carbohydrates (carbs) have gotten a bad reputation. But carbs are one of the best and most important sources of energy and are rich in nutrients your body needs to function properly. The trick is to choose carbs that pack the most nutritional punch.
No single approach to a healthy diet works for everyone because each of us has our own unique metabolism. The Hunter/Farmer Diet Solution explains that genetics is largely responsible for the differences in how we respond to food.
Vitamin C wears a couple of different hats when it comes to keeping you healthy. What exactly does it do? How much do you need? Where can you get vitamin C? Learn more here.
What does vitamin D do beyond its long-recognized role of strengthening your bones? How much do you need? And where can you get it? What should you consider when shopping? What about supplements? Your questions answered.