Archive for Healthy Eating
How many times have you asked your kids to eat slower or they could choke! Well not only can choking happen, but you can also get food stuck in your esophagus if you don’t chew enough.
“Slow down eating,” I always tell my kids. “Chew your food, eat small bites and enjoy the taste of your food. You can choke if you put too big pieces of food in your mouth I often explain. Your stomach doesn’t have teeth” I say.
Now I have learned that not only can people choke, but literally you can get food stuck in your esophagus. This is more common than choking. This is called Esophageal Food Blous Obstruction, otherwise known as “The Steakhouse Syndrome. This is different from choking, as the food is stuck in the esophagus and can be very dangerous.
It is so common that a nurse in a big city told me she has 2-5 people a week come in for this issues at that one hospital. Multiply that around the world and the numbers must be staggering for both kids and adults. It is most common with steak, hence the name but it can happen with any type of food.
Hard candy is a common item for kids.
It is important for us moms to know about this, because particularly with well done steak it is critically important that adults and kids chew REALLY well.
Sugar is EVERYWHERE. Even if you don’t eat dessert, most Americans eat much more sugar than the recommended amount to maintain a healthy diet.
Most children eat far more sugar than parent’s ever realize. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans eat the equivalent of 62 (2 1/2 pound bags) of sugar a year. Can you believe that!
The impact of eating too much sugar is we have a society where 1 out of 3 kids are obese, health problems are on the rise and children’s behavior is more problematic than ever before in history.
How do you manage the level of sugar that you and your children eat? Read More→
With everything that mom’s have to do, it is easy to forget that we are growing little beings.
Do you have a little girl who just LOVES princesses? Has your princes loving little girl asked you to have a “princess cake” at her next birthday party?
For any “health conscious mommy” birthday parties are some of the most challenging times; and conflicting feelings can be overwhelming.
After all if you go to most stores and order a “princess cake,” you will receive a brightly COVERED, beautiful cake with a rainbow of food dyes on them.
Please note, this is the SAME food coloring that is banned for sale in Europe and is believed to create attention behavior problems in kids.
In addition, these brightly colored cakes have no whole grains in them (there is not anything to counteract the sugar) and they are loaded with white sugar making your entire party climb the walls and come crashing down irritably an hour later. Sound fun? Read More→
Living Healthy – Healthy Eating
With over a billion people in the world who are overweight, do you want to know one skill that can help prevent your family from getting fat AND also help make your family healthier at the same time?
Here it is. The single most important skill that a mom and/or dad can learn to prevent obesity and increase the health of their children is to learn how to bake and cook HEALTHY meals, versus buying processed foods and/or eating fast food.
Believe it or not, healthy cooking and healthy baking can become so much fun that you will wonder why you didn’t do it before. The satisfaction is immense when you watch your kids eat foods you cooked from scratch that are also healthy for them.
Tim Lang, professor of Food Policy at the City University of London, backed the report that over 1 billion people in the world are overweight and one of the best ways to help prevent this is to cook healthy meals versus buying processed foods.”
Healthy Eating- Healthy Breakfast
Tis the season to be jolly …………..and tis the season that unfortunately many of our kids get the flu!
The great news is that by eating healthy foods you can actually improve your kid’s immune system to either prevent colds and/or enable them to get over colds faster.
Tonia Reinhard, a registered dietitian and author of Superfoods and Joel Fuhrman, M.D. author of Super Immunity suggested that there were 8 foods that you could eat to help prevent colds. These foods included onions, fatty fish, mushrooms, eggs, beans, greens, berries, Greek yogurt and nuts. Read More→
Healthy Eating – Documentary Review- “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”
Last night I watched an interesting documentary that is available through Netflix called “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.” I was amazed that most people interviewed in the documentary openly stated that they would rather be fat, sick and nearly dead than change their unhealthy eating lifestyle.
Isn’t this what drug addicts say? The drug takes over and means more than life itself. Have our unhealthy eating habits become like a drug?
Did you you know that 2/3 of the American population is overweight?
Did you know that the FDA maintains a list of over 3000 different chemicals that are added to processed foods?
Did you know that only 13% of all chemicals are even tested in the U.S.? Read More→
I LOVE gluten free flour…………. and I have NO “issues” with gluten. Rather I eat gluten free flour because I love the taste and the health benefits.
Gluten free flour can be used to make delicious baked treats that are really healthy for you and offer a variety of tastes that are different from our “wheat based society.” Once you start baking with gluten free flour, you will wonder why you have not always used these amazing flours before! If you want to know HOW to bake with gluten free flour, READ ON! Read More→
Healthy Eating-How To Loose Weight
If you are interested in how to loose weight with slow eating, then read on! Can you believe that you can effortlessly and easily loose weight’; while enjoying the taste of food more than you ever had before! Read More→