Author Archives: Team J-N

Are Refined Grains Really THAT Bad?

“Eat whole grains, not refined grains.” As nutrition rules go, this one needs no explanation. Or does it? Do most folks know the real difference between whole and refined grains? And more importantly, are whole grains always the better choice? Understanding the facts can help you (or your clients) select grains that best match your personal preferences […]

Can You Still Eat Junk Food On A Diet?

Most of us have been taught, or even assume we have to give up all junk food to lose weight. It makes sense on the surface, foods that lack nutritional value but add to our calorie count seem like they should be exiled from our life when we’re trying to control weight loss. What if […]

Taking School Lunch Seriously

Take a look at a few nutritional labels at the grocery store will show you one thing – a lot of our foods are simply packed with sugar.  In addition to the sugars that may naturally occur in food, some companies pack in additional sugar as well.  The Center for Science in the Public Interest is […]

Setting Realistic New Years Goals

As the year winds down, we come across a time honored tradition – New Years resolutions!  One of the most common New Year’s resolution is one of the hardest to keep.  Every year, thousands of people vow to exercise the minute the ball drops.  And year after year, within a few months – or even […]

How Food Consumption Affects Our Air

When thinking about greenhouse emissions, one might think of large factories or a highway jam packed with cars.  As it turns out, food production – and consumption – is a major source of greenhouse gasses.  A recent study in the United Kingdom tracked the diets of 212 adults, and what they are within three 24 […]

Good Carbs? Do Those Exist?

When we were kids, we were taught that there are three basic macronutrients – fats, protein, and carbohydrates.  To dive a little deeper, we’ve since discovered that not all fats are created equal, such as saturated and unsaturated fats.  Further research has scientists exploring the possibility that there are “good” carbohydrates and “bad” carbohydrates.  For […]

We Feel What We Eat?

We’ve heard it a thousand times before – “you are what you eat.”   But here’s a new one – “we feel what we eat.”  A recent study by The Norfolk Children in the United Kingdom found that higher levels of fruit and vegetables were associated with high mental well-being scores.Researchers collected data from over […]