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.
Making Healthy Choices
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.