Tag Archive: candy

Fruit

What’s the Story with Fruit?

Brightly colored, naturally sweet and full of vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants, fruit is considered nature's candy and offers an array of health benefits. But as you may have heard, not all fruit may be best for everyone, and different types of fruit (along with how they are eaten) can determine the positive or negative effects that they have on your body.

Office Candy Bowl

How to Handle the Office Candy Bowl

The office candy bowl is a major challenge that I hear about from patients all the time. You may have the best of intentions for sticking to your healthy eating plan, only to get sidetracked by the big bowl of M&Ms in the break room, the delivery of cupcakes from a client, or the cake everyone is having for a co-worker’s birthday.

Healthy Halloween

Healthier Halloween

Halloween is such a magical time of the year but it also marks the beginning of sugar season. For parents with small children, often the trickiest part is learning how to deal with the overabundance of candy. My general motto, especially when it comes to kids, is to allow everything in moderation. An all out candy prohibition will only make it more enticing, so it’s best if you teach your kids to incorporate treats in a reasonable way. Here are my top tips and tricks for a healthier Halloween:

Fake Food Colors and Kids: <br/>Not a Good Mix

Fake Food Colors and Kids:
Not a Good Mix

Last year, a report released by the National Cancer Institute showed a 9.4% increase in childhood cancer between 1992 and 2007. And today, cancer is now the leading cause of death by disease in kids under the age of fifteen. About 15 million pounds of petroleum-based dyes are used in food each year. But instead of making the long overdue move to do something serious about getting rid of toxic food dyes so ubiquitous in our food supply, dyes derived from synthetic chemicals that studies have linked to cancer, the FDA, upon learning this, fell back on two simple words: “more research.”