The latest boost of interest in intermittent fasting brings up some interesting questions about breakfast. Proponents of intermittent fasting often suggest skipping breakfast, but this goes completely against what you’ve always heard about the first meal of the day: "Don’t skip breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the...
 

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Food and Health, Kids

You’re not alone if you’d like to eat more family meals. According to David Emerson Feit, vice president of the Hartman Group, a research and consulting firm specializing in eating and wellness, “more than two-thirds of parents say they want to eat with their kids every night if they could.” If defining a family meal ... A Handy Guide to Family Meals
Food and Health

Foods made from soybeans, including tofu, tempeh, edamame, soy milk, and soy nuts, contain several important nutrients: protein (the only plant food that contains all 8 essential amino acids humans need for health), fiber, iron, calcium, zinc, and B vitamins. Soy foods are also important for what they don’t contain: they don't have any cholesterol ... Danger or Delight? The Latest Take on Soy Foods


Over the years, I’ve counseled several clients that have described certain foods as “crack.” They insist that eating one cookie or scoop of ice cream will set off a cascade of binge eating for days. The notion that food is addictive, particularly high-sugar, high-calorie, overly-palatable foods, has become more...
Food and Health

Plants produce phytochemicals that not only help the plant stay healthy, but also provide health benefits for us. Phytochemicals are closely associated with the color of fruits and vegetables. Lycopene is found in red tomatoes, watermelon, papaya, red grapefruit, and guava. Health Benefits of Lycopene Lycopene can decrease the...