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A healthy lifestyle approach should be enjoyable and not be difficult or boring. Joy provides sound advice to help you feel your best.


High Quality Soy Protein – Recipes

There is renewed interest in including plant-based proteins in your diet. Vegetable proteins can play an important role in the diet at all stages of life, serving as lean sources of high quality protein. Soy protein is a high-quality complete… Continue reading

Fruits & Vegetables – Do benefits outweigh any risks?

Consumption of fruits and vegetables by Americans is not quite two cups per day, which, depending upon caloric needs falls short of the recommended four to five cups per day. A recent scientific review published in the European Journal of… Continue reading

When the Temperature Rises – Hydration is Critical

Summer fun has quickly begun. In the quest to be active outside and enjoy the pleasant weather, do not forget the important role hydration has in summer activities.

Summer heat can impact health in many ways, and if not careful… Continue reading

“A Little Knowledge Is a Dangerous Thing: How the Author Exploited the Food Giants”

Michael Moss, in his book Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, attempts to build a case that the food industry scientifically and strategically manipulates various ingredients in food and beverages to drive overconsumption, which in turn… Continue reading

Heart Healthy Tips for Heart Month

According to the Center for Disease Control, heart disease causes almost one in every four death in the U.S., making heart disease the leading cause of death for both men and women. The most common type of heart disease… Continue reading

What is your nutrition game plan?

Tomorrow I will be cheering for the Ravens, but whether you are cheering for the Ravens or the 49ers, the nutrition game plan is the same to balance the enjoyment of the food with a healthier approach while watching the… Continue reading

Get Hooked on Seafood

Seafood, particularly “fatty fish”  is an excellent source of high quality protein, low in calories and provide other essential nutrients, such as healthy fats, vitamin D, vitamin B12, selenium and iodine. According to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, the… Continue reading

Milk and Exercise – A Combination that Provides Results

We all know that milk is a nutrient rich powerhouse that supplies protein and amino acids, vitamin D, and calcium. However milk is now being considered a great option as a fitness and post-exercise beverage. No matter the type of… Continue reading

Is BMI a full proof method to assess the presence of obesity?

Around the world the prevalence of obesity is increasing in both developed and developing countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that approximately 1.6 billion adults are overweight and at least 400 million are obese. Additionally worldwide over 22 million… Continue reading

A Cup of Joe or Should You Say No?

Are you like me and like to have your coffee in-hand every morning and/or afternoon? Below are a few thoughts based on the latest scientific evidence available on coffee consumption.

It was once thought that coffee consumption was not good… Continue reading

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