Navigating Nutritional Potholes

Many people will include some kind of travel in their holiday plans, whether a weekend getaway or an extended trip. When eating at fast-food restaurants and roadside diners, it can be hard to choose the best menu options for maintaining a healthy diet.
“Making healthful choices gets difficult when options are limited, but with a little planning you can get the nutrition you need,” said Mona Barnett, R.N., B.S.N., a personal trainer and health promotion expert in Austin, Texas. “Think about choices that provide complex carbohydrates, such as a whole-wheat bagel, and a little protein. Carbohydrates provide energy without a lot of fat. Small amounts of protein help you feel full longer and keep your muscles fueled,” she added. Continue reading “Navigating Nutritional Potholes”

Soy, You Say? Part 2

Why soy?

Actually, the association between vegetable protein and reduced risk for heart disease is not very new information. Researchers have known about this association for quite some time. Soy is actually a vegetable protein that has come to the attention of researchers recently. The study of the effects of soy and its relation to chronic disease risk, including cardiovascular disease, has dramatically increased since this field began to emerge a few years ago. Continue reading “Soy, You Say? Part 2”