How to Eat Healthy

Your eating habits have a lot to do with your overall health. The types of food you eat can either prevent or speed up certain diseases. Eating healthy doesn’t always mean counting your calories but it does mean being able to differentiate between good and bad choices. Step 1: Eat

Top 5 Ways to Increase Nutrient Intake

Nutrients are substances the body uses to regulate life essential functions such as: hormone production, the immune system, vision and energy metabolism. Without adequate levels of essential nutrients, the cannot function optimally. Certain nutrients also lower disease risk and improve overall health. For example, fiber reduces cholesterol and cancer risk

Is it bad to eat the same thing every day?

There’s a vast and almost endless supply of food available to us Westerners, both in terms of quantity and variety. With so much to choose from, why are many of us stuck eating the exact same thing every day? When describing a healthy diet, the term “balanced” is thrown around

Top 5 Ways to Reduce Calories During the Holidays

If there’s one thing the Holidays are known for, it’s amazing food. Turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, pies and eggnog are just some of the irresistible delicacies. As always, it seems the better the food, the higher the calorie content. If you’re trying to keep calorie intake at a somewhat reasonable

Top 5 Ways to Reduce Fat Intake

Fat is an essential macronutrient used in the body for energy. Because the word fat is used to describe unsightly weight as well as a nutrient, it is wrongly blamed for weight gain. While eating fat does not necessarily make you fat, there are certain types of unhealthy fats you

Top 5 Weight Loss Killers

Successful weight loss plans are all based on one simple principle: burn more calories than you eat. Unfortunately, this principle has some complicated pitfalls that limit success. Ignoring calorie intake, eating excess junk food and physical inactivity are the quickest ways to kill weight loss. 1. Ignoring Calorie Intake. A

How to Cook a Turkey

A tasty turkey is the centerpiece of most Holiday meals, which is why it’s especially important for you to learn how to properly cook one. Perfecting turkey cooking technique turns you into a Holiday Master Chef for a few days each year. This step by step guide walks you through

How to Calibrate a Meat Thermometer

A meat thermometer should be used for every meat dish you cook, especially during the holidays when turkey and ham are the centerpieces of most meals. Calibrating a meat thermometer is a quick 10 minute process that significantly improves food safety. The risk of contracting a foodborne illness during the

Complete Thanksgiving Turkey FAQ

Preparing a Thanksgiving Turkey is a complex and confusing task. Knowing all the intricate details of how to properly thaw it, safely prepare it and deliciously cook it may seem out of reach. Here, you’ll find a list of the most common Thanksgiving Turkey questions and answers. Have a safe