Are Activity Monitoring Devices Accurate?
A new study by researchers at Stanford University evaluated the accuracy of seven commercially available wristband activity monitoring devices. These provide the user with their heart rate data and calculated energy expenditure based on heart rate. They evaluated different brands such as
The Best Fruits and Vegetables to Eat this Fall
Fall season is here and that means Pumpkin everything! But don’t miss out on other tasty and healthy fruit and vegetables available this season:
How to Choose a Healthy Cereal Bar
One of the most common question I get is: What brand of cereal bars do you recommend? Ideally, I always prefer for my patients to choose whole foods instead of packaged food. However, there are occasions that due to convenience, a cereal bar can be a good option. Therefore, I navigated the grocery stores and…
What is your idea body fat percentage?
Body Mass Index (BMI) vs body fat percentage The BMI has been considered the most accurate way to determine the effect of weight on your health. It is widely used in medical research as an indicator of someone’s health status and disease risk. The CDC provides the following ranges for BMI values (calculated as your…
Is Coconut Sugar Healthier?
What is coconut palm sugar? It is made from sap of the coconut palm that has been extracted, boiled and dehydrated. For cooking purposes, it has a very low melt temperature and an extremely high burn temperature so it can be used baked products instead of sugar.
How many eggs should you eat?
While it’s true that just one egg yolk has 200 mg of cholesterol, eggs also contain additional nutrients that may help lower the risk for heart disease. In addition, the moderate amount of fat in an egg, about 5 grams, is mostly unsaturated (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated) fats.
Peppermint as a digestive aid
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is a plant created from the blending of watermint and spearmint. It is popular as a traditional or folk remedy for several conditions such as gas, bloating, abdominal pain and indigestion. This could be due to
Tips for including protein in a vegan diet
The term “complete protein” refers to amino acids, the building blocks of protein. There are 20 different amino acids that can form a protein, and nine which the body cannot produce on its own.
What is your feeding parenting style?
Does this sound familiar? You are extremely proud of yourself after preparing a home-cooked, healthy meal that took about 30 minutes to prepare and then your adorable toddler decides to throw all his food to the floor (or to your face), or throws a huge temper tantrum after offering his favorite food when it is…
Facts & Myths about Gut Healthy Foods
We have over a trillion bacteria living in our gut which can help with a variety of health issues. The goal is to promote bacterial diversity to protect against bad bacteria and nourish good bacteria. For that we need some pre and probiotics.