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.
Making Healthy Choices
Making Healthy Choices
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.