I love BACON! In fact, I am most attracted to any menu option that includes bacon. As a dietitian, I feel I try to limit my intake of fatty meats for myself and my family. Recent news from WHO (World Health Organization) listed processed meat as a “Class 1” carcinogen, and has caused me to reevaluate my habits.
Not only do our food choices matter, but how we cook matters, too. Did you know that cooking with high heat produces compounds called AGEs? Read more about cooking methods and how to reduce your AGE intake.
How can we change our habits when we feel comfortable with our daily routines?
April 23rd is National Cherry Cheesecake Day! What better excuse to indulge in this sweet, tangy dessert? Check out this vegan alternative to the classic recipe.
If you heard someone say they are on the Med-diet, what would your first thought be? It might sound like a diet that involves taking a lot of medicine or pills, but it’s actually much different. The Med-diet is an abbreviation for Mediterranean diet, which is inspired by dietary patterns from Greece, Southern Italy, and Spain.
Let’s get serious for a minute: the truth is that many people do not know where their next meal is coming from. This struggle to access safe and nutritious food is known as food insecurity, and it is estimated to affect 797,000 people living in Cook County alone.
Every day, we have the opportunity to choose a healthy lifestyle. But sometimes we don’t know how to make healthy choices, or what constitutes a healthy lifestyle. This is where National Nutrition Month® (NNM) comes in!