healthy eating

5 Sources of these “SuperFats” Might Surprise You

Many factors contribute to the twin epidemics of obesity and chronic disease in America (and, increasingly, throughout the world). But two dietary factors play the greatest roles, by far. These are the overconsumption of: Sugar (and other simple carbohydrates) and Unhealthy fats In previous articles, we have discussed the negative effects of a high-carbohydrate diet and chronically-high … [Read more...]

7 Superfoods That Reduce Blood Sugar

Did you know that you can reduce the glycemic impact a food has on your body by eating “complementary” foods? It’s true! In fact, some foods can reduce blood sugar by as much as 50%! Reduce Blood Sugar Spikes with Seven Superfoods Here are a few tips to reduce the glycemic index of higher carb foods. Remember, eat higher glycemic foods infrequently, and when you do, watch your portion … [Read more...]

Protect Against Aflatoxin – A Cancer-Causer Found in 4 Common Foods

It's no secret that Americans love peanuts. From peanut butter sandwiches to peanut butter cookies, candies and peanut-filled trail mix, Americans consume over 1.5 billion pounds of peanut products each year. And while this all-American "nut" is touted as a healthy and inexpensive source of protein and folate, peanuts are not the health food they're cracked up to be. Many people choose to … [Read more...]

The TRUTH About Non-Dairy Milks

Do you drink almond milk, coconut milk or other non-dairy milks? By some estimates, nearly 50 million Americans have some degree of "lactose intolerance." Millions more are thought to suffer from a full-blown allergy to dairy products. Considering these numbers, it's no wonder that there has been a surge of non-dairy "milks" lining grocery store shelves and cold cases. These non-dairy … [Read more...]

Why Energy Bars Are NOT a Healthy Snack

One of the most important services we provide here at Healing Gourmet is to help you identify the "health impostors" on grocery store shelves. And they're everywhere... I'm talking about products promoted as "fat free"... that are full of sugar and artificial ingredients. I'm talking about products that claim to be "natural"... while sporting a list of ingredients that you need a chemistry … [Read more...]

The Dangers of Soy

The main benefit of convenience foods is... well, their convenience. But a stroll through your supermarket in search for healthy convenience foods is likely to leave you hungry for better options. And with good reason. Convenience foods are packed with dietary pitfalls that can sabotage your waistline and harm your health. Even "natural" and organic convenience foods that have shorter … [Read more...]

Fake Olive Oil? 4 Ways to Tell If Your Olive Oil is Legit

Olive oil has long been prized for the rich flavor it provides to a wide variety of foods - from meats and fish to vegetables and even baked goods. And in recent years, scientists have discovered that the benefits of olive oil go far beyond culinary. Rich in monounsaturated fats and antioxidant nutrients called polyphenols, olive oil has been found to: Increase levels of beneficial HDL … [Read more...]

Best Brands: Picking Healthy Packaged Foods

Looking to learn about healthy packaged foods? You've come to the right place. If you’re already eating a whole foods diet – in Mother Nature’s Perfect Packaging – then you’re doing a lot to protect your health. But the truth is, most of us are fueling our bodies with a long list of additives and ingredients that either do not appear in nature… or they have been processed and refined to the … [Read more...]

How to Buy the Healthiest Eggs

Eggs are one of the healthiest and most versatile foods you can eat. They star in both savory and sweet dishes - from quiches and soufflés to cookies, brownies and cakes. More than 75 billon eggs are produced in the US each year. But as is the truth with almost every other food... all eggs are not created equal. Browsing the cold case at your local grocer, you'll find a wide variety of egg … [Read more...]

How to Eat Healthy on a Budget

Last week one of our loyal readers, Karen M., wrote to Healing Gourmet with a question we hear quite often : “Eating healthy seems to be so expensive. I know what’s good, but I go to the store with a budget and end up bringing home a lot of junk because it’s cheaper. Do you have any tips for how my family and I can eat healthy on a budget?” With food prices rising across the board, we all want … [Read more...]

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