How to Define "Good Food"

How to Define "Good Food"

I’m not going to categorize food into “good” and “bad”. I don’t believe that food has a moral value. When we define food as “clean” that innately means another food is “dirty”. I’m just not into that distinction. I see too many women beat themselves up over their food choices. Eating a kale salad doesn’t make you more righteous than eating an ice cream sundae.

However, I can help you find food that provides the most nutrition. Instead of focusing on the foods that you “can’t” or “shouldn’t” eat, I’d rather encourage you to think about foods that nourish you, provide energy and nutrients – and to realize that there is an abundance of those foods!

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4 Reasons You Should Be Eating Canned Produce

4 Reasons You Should Be Eating Canned Produce

When I say that I'm all about small, sustainable changes for life-long health, I mean it. When I say that any program we design together has to work for you, I mean it. Which is why I try not to ever say there's only one way to be healthy, or one way to do things.

The “clean food” movement has added to the food shaming around canned foods. Real talk? This attitude just makes people feel superior for not eating canned foods, and looks down on people who choose them. Ironically, this causes a defeatist mindset in some people, preventing them from even trying to develop healthy habits. Which I’m assuming is the opposite of what the movement is going for. At least, I hope it is.

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Beyond the Banana

Beyond the Banana

Last week I talked about the new nutrition label proposed by the FDA. Assuming the changes are accepted, there would be a new focus on potassium intake...Specifically, potassium plays a role in maintaining blood pressure and a regular heart beat, as well as muscle contraction. Don't forget when I say muscle, I don't just mean your biceps and your quads. Your heart is a muscle, and your body has smooth muscle that helps you digest food.

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