Principles of Healthy Eating: Nuts and Seeds

Consuming a variety of nuts and seeds daily constitutes another principle of healthy eating. Nuts played a significant role in human nutrition from prehistoric time. One of the oldest texts that mentioned nuts is found in the Book of Genesis. “Take some of the best fruits of the land in your vessels and carry down […]

Principles of Healthy Eating: Fruits and Vegetables

Consuming a variety of fruits and vegetables every day is the second principle of a healthy diet. Just as was the case with whole grains, the value of fruit and vegetables was already recognized in antiquity. In ancient Egypt it was common for people to have their own garden, in which the Egyptians cultivated their […]

Principles of Healthy Eating: Low Carb and High Protein Diets

Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, stroke or diabetes are the main causes of death in many parts of the world including both developed and developing countries. These diseases are largely the result of our lifestyles, especially smoking, a diet based on refined products, devoid of certain vitamins and mineral salts, phytochemicals and dietary […]

Eating on the Go

Eating out can quickly throw a monkey wrench in your health plan. But don’t despair. With a little planning ahead, you can be a defensive diner while still enjoying your favorite restaurants. Tips for Eating Out Avoid super-sized portions Share your food Skip dessert Put half the meal in a takeout container before you start […]