The Nutritarian

Healthy Eating Insight

Archive for January, 2012

Quality Food in Chicago; have you tried?

I’ve found that restaurants dedicated to serving local sustainable produce, often have a certain appreciation for food and coincide with the best, freshest creations.  Here are some new and classic spots with rationale on why you might enjoy. BREAKFAST: Bleeding Heart Bakery, 1955 W. Belmont Ave. Rationale- Chicago’s first all-organic bakery in North Center has […]

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Eat Organic

Ten Reasons to Eat Organic Food Shopping and eating organic foods and products promote sustainability and offer a great number of healthy living benefits compared to traditional consumer products. Enjoy this article by Joan Ullyett BA, RHN and learn why eating organic makes sense for you, your family, and your community.  Source: greengrocerchicago.com  Organic food is […]

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Cooking presentation by Chef Giacomo Pagano

Have I mentioned lately that I love food and Whole Foods especially?  Fresh, authentic Italian cooking (and accent) from Naples Native Chef Giacomo Pagano ensued last night in the Whole Foods kitchen.   Chef Giacomo conjured up a fun, interactive air of real food and flavor.   Prosecco, cheese, olive and meat antipasti, and vegetarian bean soup (for […]

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What is the GI system?

Quick answer: GI stands for glycemic index and it determines the rate at which a carbohydrate is digested and released into your blood. Source: In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan, 2008. GI Ratings: Low (55 and under) Medium (56-69) High (70 and above) The glycemic index of food rates carbohydrate’s effect […]

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Sugar Incognito

Information from:  Change Your Body, Change Your Brain a book by Daniel G. Amen M.D., 2010. Names for sugar on food labels: Invert sugar Lactose Malatodextrin Honey Maltose Glucose Barley Malt Carmel color Malt syrup Galactose Molasses Fruit juice concentrate Sorbitol Fruit juice Turbinado sugar Fructose Agave Dextrose Dehydrated cane juice Corn syrup (or high fructose […]

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Inovasi Lakebluff, Illinois

A chef who is passionate about sustainability and amazing organic ingredients.

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Blue Star Bistro & Wine Bar 1209 N. Noble St. Chicago

Blue Star has a great variety of tasty wine and daily specials.  I recommend choosing your own flight for $16 which equates to three generous pours of whatever you fancy.  The Gruet NV Sparkling bubbly, Calina Chardonnay, and 14 Hands cabernet sauvignon were all great fun for those who like to dabble with an assortment […]

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Eating Challenge

Try and stay away from processed or artificial “food-like” items.  They trick your body and can cause problems for your system. Break your sweetener habit and 7-day solutions for pain from Dr. Oz.

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Yearly Cleanse

Being exposed to excess fat,  calories, and sugar over the years (especially holidays) can lead to unwanted pounds and toxin build up in your system.  A yearly cleanse is a wonderfully refreshing way to give your liver a break, and clear your system for a fresh, healthy start. I recommend The Complete Master Cleanse by […]

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Polar Dash Race, Chicago

Ready to race?  The Chicago Polar Dash is in Grant Park on Saturday, January 14, 2012. Race Distances and Start Times Half Marathon: 9:30 a.m. 10K: 9:30 a.m. 5K:  10:00 a.m. A $40 fee benefits a charity called Team Ortho out of Minneapolis. Race highlights: a fleece, medal, and post-race hot chocolate!. Register for the Polar […]

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