Insight of the day: Greek yogurt perspective

The item Greek yogurt is rather new to the shelves of the traditional American grocery store’s yogurt aisle. Greek yogurt originated in Greece during the 1920’s. Before the popularity of Greek yogurt hit the grocery shelves you would often see it on Greek or Mediterranean restaurant menus in the form of Tzatziki Sauce paired with items like lamb, Greek salads and the gyro! I used … Continue reading Insight of the day: Greek yogurt perspective

Insight of the day: No sugar added, does not mean carbohydrate free!

Disclaimer – I am not here to single out any food brands. I am teaching about reading food labels in general. What’s the difference? Carbohydrates are large sugar or starch molecules. Sugars are simple molecules in the form of granules or syrup. When the label says “no sugar added” this means sugar in some shape or form of granules or syrups were not added. This … Continue reading Insight of the day: No sugar added, does not mean carbohydrate free!

Insight of the day: Supplements – Read ingredients.

Buyer beware you may think it’s a good product but they are selling you “corn”. I am always on the hunt for new protein powder supplements that have more grams of protein per scoop, fewer additives and preservatives, and maximum alternatives for muscle building and leaning out (aka Caffeine, amino acids, and super foods). With that said, I found this lovely product that contains 26 … Continue reading Insight of the day: Supplements – Read ingredients.

Insight of the day: Plant seeds! How to avoid GMO

Insight of the day: Plant seeds! How to avoid GMO. Gardening season is here. Today I was shopping for seeds for the garden. I was intrigued by the large variety of seeds that I found at Walmart. I was excited until I decided to investigate further to figure out what was and was not organic (non-GMO). How to avoid GMO: All of the corn was … Continue reading Insight of the day: Plant seeds! How to avoid GMO

It may be good for you, but that doesn’t mean it is calorie free!

Insight of the day: It may be good for you, but that doesn’t mean it is calorie free! Some recent substitutions clients have asked me about are; agave nectar in place of sugar, olive oil in place of butter, coconut oil in place of vegetable oil. Although the properties of these food items may be better for our health, they still contain calories. They are … Continue reading It may be good for you, but that doesn’t mean it is calorie free!

Sodium Vs. Salt

Sodium (Na) is a “concentrated” version of Salt (NaCl). I like to think of it similar to the idea that simple sugar syrup is a “concentrated” form of sugar. In food: Sodium as the concentrated form is much easier to add to processed foods and pre-packaged foods. Sodium is a preservative. Sodium enhances flavors. There are 2,325 milligrams of sodium (Na) in (one teaspoon) 6 … Continue reading Sodium Vs. Salt