Articles in the Food and Drink Category
By Melody Meiners
If it grows from the ground or is picked from a tree, my three year old is certain there is a conspiracy against her. And help us if it is green and leafy, that is the dinner time equivalent of armageddon. Since force feeding is considered a war crime, and her ability to wait me out has become epic we aren’t left with a lot of options for getting healthy foods into my daughter’s belly instead of cleverly tucked under her booster seat.
Our family isn’t alone. Eating healthy and the consequence of childhood obesity is one the top three concerns for parents today according to a poll by the University of Michigan.
Food and Drink, Health »
I really love sitting down to a great meal, but I have always been a food “grazer”. I was never one who could starve myself all day so I could save the calories for my evening meal. Not only would my stomach start to growl, but I would experience a frightening personality change from the lack of food! Our blood sugar typically dips around three to five hours after we eat, so eating small, frequent snacks keeps the metabolism revved up and helps normalize our blood sugar. Hunger can throw the …
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By Harriette Kraus
My family and I are self-admitted foodies. While other families go on vacations and bring back glowing descriptions of paintings and churches, we can illustrate every luscious detail of the Paella in Barcelona, the Caprese salad in Florence, or even the amazing carrot cake in Chicago. While watching shows on the Food Network, we love hearing the descriptions of specific flavors and ingredient combinations in the foods they feature. Our restaurant experiences are not just about satisfying hunger, but enjoying the specific flavors in each bite.
It might seem contrary that someone who teaches fitness for a living would advocate the enjoyment of an array of foods and flavors. But an awareness of what we eat, or something called mindful eating, is exactly why the Mindful Eating and Living (MEAL) program at the University of New Mexico Center for Life Integrative Medicine Specialty Clinic was developed by Brian Shelley, MD.