Women often struggle to balance busy careers and family while budgeting time for health and fitness. Fortunately, the last Wednesday in September is designated as National Women’s Health and Fitness Day! A time to spotlight the importance of regular physical activity and healthy living for women. The following strategies can help many women resist the temptation to allow a busy schedule to hijack exercise time and nutrition goals. Continue reading “Women’s Health and Fitness Day”
A review of a new book – Gastrophysics: The New Science of Eating
Featured article in the Fall 2017 Issue of Nutrition Close-Up; written by Richard Kahn, PhD, RD
Make a Sandwich
What makes that egg sandwich palatable? Toasted artisanal bread cut in arranged triangles, cooking skills or melted cheese? While flavor does play a part, its role is less than we think. Professor Charles Spence’s new book, Gastrophysics: The New Science of Eating has research suggesting that molten protein foods like runny yolks, melting cheese and care in arranging food on the plate play bigger roles than you might think. Gastrophysics, Spence says, is “the scientific study of those factors that influence our multisensory experience while tasting food and drink.”
Featured article in the Fall 2017 Issue of Nutrition Close-Up; written by Rachel Bassler, RDN, CSSD, LDN
Most pregnant women are bombarded with health and nutrition information via handouts from their doctor, advice from friends and family, or pregnancy smartphone apps (confession: I have three). Many times, information is geared towards what foods to avoid like raw meat, fish with mercury, unpasteurized cheeses and alcohol. While this information is extremely important for the health and safety of both mother and baby, it’s also crucial to focus on foods and nutrients that are beneficial during pregnancy.
Featured article in the Fall 2017 Issue of Nutrition Close-Up; written by Chris Mohr, PhD, RD
What the Health is the latest sensational Netflix documentary to make sound waves across the internet. I admittedly dragged my feet on checking it out, since most food documentaries confuse the consumer more than help them, usually trying to convince them there is only one way to eat. In this case, they do the same – and that one way involves eliminating all animal products from our diet.
September is Healthy Aging Month, a time to focus on the positive aspects of growing older and encourage responsibility for one’s health (physical, social, mental and financial). One way to promote healthy aging is through sound nutrition. Following a balanced diet, rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein can help prolong a healthy life. Additionally, some foods contain specific nutrients that have been shown to benefit older adults. Continue reading “Healthy Aging Month”