Micronutrients

Micronutrients are one of the major groups of nutrients your body needs. They include vitamins and minerals. Vitamins are necessary for energy production, immune function, blood clotting and other functions. Meanwhile, minerals play an important role in growth, bone health, fluid balance and several other processes.

Alternatives to Bread

Alternatives to Bread

Bread is a great source of carbohydrates and other nutrients, but it might be easy to eat too much. Did you know there are some great alternatives out there, and some will help you cut calories? If you are looking to cut down a bit on bread, this article gives some great tips!

Gluten-Free-Bread

What is gluten-free bread?

With all the hype around gluten-free bread and touting of the health benefits, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed and confused. Let’s go back to basics in this article and discuss what we mean when we refer to gluten-free bread.

Why are fruits and vegetables good for you

Why are fruits and vegetables good for you?

Whether you love them or loathe them, we all know fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. But it’s always good to get a reminder of exactly why produce is your pal. I shared the top reasons why it’s important to consume fruits and vegetables in a recent talk for WYAO Hawaii.

quick easy desserts

Quick easy desserts

Desserts are an important part of your diet. You might be surprised to read the previous phrase, but desserts play an important role in feeling satisfied and not deprived.
I’ve detailed below some of my favorite desserts that are healthy, delicious, simple, easy-to-prepare and won’t leave you on a sugar high.

Easy dishes in the microwave

Easy dishes in the microwave

It’s always been there for us—a trusty tool, always ready to heat a cold dinner in a flash, warm some milk or even create a great meal from scratch, in no time at all. The microwave has changed how we cook, offering shortcuts and hacks to make cooking a cinch.

Healthy Chocolate Bars

Healthy chocolate bars

Chocolate is a treat packed with compounds such as antioxidants and magnesium. However, some chocolates are much healthier than others! While some are sugar-laden and low in actual cacao, others are packed with beneficial nutrients and low in sugar. Read on to discover the treats I suggest that can satisfy a chocolate craving, without sacrificing nutrition.

High-fiber-snacks

High-fiber snacks

Are you getting enough fiber in your diet? Given the easy access to processed foods these days, many are not meeting the requirement. You need enough fiber to stay trim, have a healthy digestive tract, and keep your blood cholesterol where it should be. Here are some ideas for high-fiber snacks.