Power of Food







Trust Your Gut

Taking probiotics has become an increasingly popular way to maintain a healthy digestive system. Probiotics are live microorganisms – known as good bacteria - that are available in food or dietary supplements. “Our intestinal tracts are lined with bacteria that are very important in our digestion, and we need good bacteria to digest and have a normal immune system. We also need good bacteria to...

Healing Herbs 

​​Spices and herbs not only add flavor, color and aroma to food, but also vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Replacing salt with fragrant, tasty herbs and spices is also a simple way to cut your sodium intake. “Naturally help lower your blood pressure – whether you’re hypertensive or prehypertensive – just by switching from salt to various herbs and spices," says Dr. Susan Mitchell, a registered dietitian in Winter Park...

Eating Disorders:A Second Shot 

When Jordan moved from the ski town of Telluride, Colo., to the desert landscape of Phoenix, she noticed everyone was decked out in skimpy shorts and tops, showing a lot of skin. "The actual climate change didn't bother me as much as seeing all these skinny girls in tight tank tops and swimsuits, while I was stockier than all of them,” says Jordan, who...

 

Fueled by Food

Planning to go on a long run or play in a soccer tournament this weekend? What you eat before, during and after your workout can make a big difference in your performance, says Penny Wilson, Ph.D., registered dietitian at Ironman Sports Medicine Institute in Houston. “Your nutrition can really make or break your workout.” Carbohydrates are a critical energy source when engaging in ...