What are carbohydrates?

What are Carbohydrates?

It saddens me to see how frowned upon this nutrition group is. It seems as though everywhere I look or listen, a basic nutrient of energy, carbohydrates are getting a bad rap. Overconsumption on any type of food is not healthy, but the body needs carbohydrates to survive. Never have I seen someone in the hospital on NPO status- meaning nothing by mouth, receive an IV that didn’t contain carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are vital to life. Your brain functions exclusively on … read more

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Curbing your appetite with Healthy Snacking

Such a challenge! Some experts believe that you shouldn’t snack because it leads to excess calorie consumption. On the flip side of that not having a snack can lead to binge eating once you do eat. I speak from experience. I love to eat. My usual food cravings start at around 3 pm, two-three hours post my lunch. Dinner at our home isn’t until 6 or 7 pm. The gap between lunch and dinner is a very long one. Many … read more