The Nutritarian

Healthy Eating Insight

What are the Best Carbs?

  Here you will find carb recommendations from a recent USAT article: 1. Sweet Potatoes The bright orange color of these root vegetables is a visual cue that they are an abundant source of the high-powered antioxidant, vitamin A. They also are a great source of potassium to help soothe sore muscles and maintain the right […]

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New York Times Article Confronting Obesity Problem

It seems that we need a better understanding of what is happening with food in society today. From the 70′s to the 21st century Americans’ weight has increased by about 20 pounds and the national obesity rate has jumped to over 30 percent.  It is no surprise that more and more people are becoming concerned with this […]

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The Innumerable Benefits of Hydration

Keep hydrated for optimal functioning, and to avoid illness and false hunger signs. start with 11 cups a day drink when you’re thirsty and with all snacks and meals. always carry a reusable water bottle Consume more water if you are an athlete, or sweat often. Water math recommendations from Common Sense Water Intake Guidelines From […]

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Research and Recommendations Regarding Diets that Keep the Weight Off

After having successfully achieved weight loss, Dr Cara Ebbeling and colleagues at the Children’s Hospital Boston, assigned participants to one of three maintenance diet groups. The diets included a conventional low-fat diet, a low Glycemic Index diet (GL), and a very low carb diet.  The resting energy expenditure (REE; basal metabolic rate, or how many calories […]

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Oxidation, or Old Fruit = Less Nutrients

The longer a fruit is exposed to air and light, the less vitamins and nutrients it will have.  So as sweet as the old brown fruit may seem, it may not be worth it with the added sugar content and lost nutrients. Other things that can deplete nutrients besides light and air include:  Cooking, deep […]

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Healthy, Practical Cooking

My friend Ryan is debuting, “my life’s work wrapped into a tiny 23 minute bundle of love;).” His “Simply Centered” live streaming cooking show is debuting tomorrow 6/28/12 at 10:30am.  If cooking healthy without sacrificing flavor is your style, check it out on Centered Chef’s FB or Today TV Live.

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Foods for Healthy Weight Loss

This site offers a tiered food classification that can be used as a quick reference chart for healthy food choices.   It shows healthy options in tier 1 and 2 such as quinoa, apples with the skin, and kale.   Tiers 4 and 5 list foods to try and consume less often for weight-loss purposes. i.e. processed meat, pastas, […]

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Sweet Home Organics and Garlic Scapes

Sweet Home Organic Farm in St. Charles, my hometown, turned me on to Garlic Scapes.  Much milder than garlic since odors were not seeping from my pours and breath as with the vampire repellent.   Certainly my new favorite right now.  Sweet Home Organics Farm produced some of the best purple kale I’ve had as […]

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A Healthy Brunch Celebration

I celebrated National Eggs Benedict Day yesterday at Whole Foods with a plant strong vegan brunch consisting of a sweet potato quinoa patty, avocado and cashew hollandaise atop a whole grain Ezekiel muffin, kale slaw and a raw almond, date, strawberry oat bars.  Strawberry smoothies and tea to drink.  I left totally stuffed.  Delectable and healthy = happy.

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Chicago Craft Beer Week!

Uncommon Ground on Clark, winner of the 2010 & 2011 Governor’s Sustainability Award, and many other venues, are celebrating Chicago craft beer week May 17th-27th, 2012! Here is the exclusive draft list for Uncommon Ground, made up entirely of Chicagoland brews! Only $4 to $6 a brew!       Two Brother’s Ebel’s Weiss Half Acre Daisycutter […]

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