Guide to Healthy Holiday Eating

A random shot of different vegetables

Holidays are meant to be relaxing and entertaining. While you indulge yourself in festivities and events, you are bound to become a bit careless about your weight and intake. People work on themselves the entire year and intake all sorts of diets to help them lose weight and stay healthy at the same time but … Read more

Starbucks’ New Stuff Roundup

Starbucks’ New Stuff Roundup

“It’s time to start thinking of Starbucks for great food”. Or so says the promo material for the new La Boulange line of “artisanal pastries” being offered at the ubiquitous coffee shop. La Boulange Bakery is a San Francisco institution that has been serving up “fantastic brunches and healthful lunches” in the Bay Area since … Read more

Girl Scout Cookie Season: Be Prepared

Girl Scout Cookie Season: Be Prepared

Girl Scout cookie season is underway. Over the years, the Girl Scouts have taken a fair amount of flack for their cookies’ trans fat content and more recently, GMO ingredients. To be fair: nobody gets into a box of cookies for their health. And as the GS executives have been known to say, “We know … Read more

Everything about Pomelo

Pomelo tree in southern Vietnam

We can’t simply talk about healthy Asian citrus fruits without mentioning pomelo. Due to its size, in the scientific world, it is known as Citrus maxima or Citrus Grandis. This teardrop-shaped fruit, which is closely related to grapefruit, is as rich in juice as it is in history and benefits. Wondering how? Let’s take a … Read more

Produce Pump-Ups

Produce Pump Ups

The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics offers the following ideas to get you packing your plate with nutrient-dense, lower calorie fruit and vegetable options: Begin with Breakfast Wake up to fruit; make a habit of adding fruit to your morning oatmeal, ready-to-eat cereal, yogurt or toaster waffle Mix up a breakfast smoothie made with low-fat … Read more

Are Pumpkins a Good Source of Fiber?

different types of pumpkin fruits

Pumpkins are the most famous of all winter squashes. They are plump and highly nutritious orange gourds. Pumpkin is low in calories, but rich in vitamins and minerals. Its flesh is inedible, but its pulp and seeds are extremely wholesome. Many people think of it only as a Halloween decoration or a Thanksgiving pie filling, … Read more