Legumes

2021-07-15T16:33:11-04:00

Legumes: The Pulse of Nutrition Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM Pulses are the dried seeds of legume plants and include beans, lentils, and peas. This group of foods has incredible health promoting properties to help prevent, manage, and reverse diseases, so we can consider them as the pulse of nutrition. To make things even better, pulses are inexpensive and have been a staple of the diets of many cultures around the world. This article is part of the Joy of Eating Club resources.  Click on the [...]

Legumes2021-07-15T16:33:11-04:00

Sugar and Health

2021-06-25T15:34:15-04:00

Sugar and Health Is There A Sweet Spot? Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM We are born naturally inclined to like sweet foods. The food industry has picked up on that and flooded our surroundings with products loaded with sugar. But what is the impact of habitual intake of sugary foods on our health? Are all sugars harmful? Does the Bible have anything to say about that? Is it possible to design a healthy dessert? What are the healthiest replacements for sugar? This article is part of [...]

Sugar and Health2021-06-25T15:34:15-04:00

Many Faces of Fat

2021-05-25T15:26:10-04:00

The Many Faces of Fat Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM Fat has been a macronutrient surrounded by controversy. Some say minimize it at all costs, some say a high fat diet – aka a ketogenic diet – is the best solution for weight loss, diabetes, and other maladies. How do we sort through the scientific studies to find a balanced approach on this topic that will promote health to our bodies and bring glory to God? This article is part of the Joy of Eating Club [...]

Many Faces of Fat2021-05-25T15:26:10-04:00

Truth About Proteins

2021-05-25T15:27:20-04:00

The Truth About Proteins Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM Protein is a nutrient that receives a lot of attention and the food industry loves to highlight it in their products, but do we really need to eat a lot of it for good health?  We’ll discuss the scientific evidence on how much protein we should be getting at different stages of life, what are the healthiest sources of protein, and how to ensure protein adequacy when eating a plant-based diet. This article is part of the [...]

Truth About Proteins2021-05-25T15:27:20-04:00

Making Peace with Carbohydrates

2021-05-25T15:28:13-04:00

Making Peace with Carbohydrates Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM This article is part of the Joy of Eating Club resources.  Click on the logo to go to the Club page for more resources. Carbohydrates (aka carbs) are largely misunderstood and in the past decades have become the target of numerous fad diets. But are their claims valid? Are all carbs created equal? We will discuss the biblical and scientific evidence to debunk many of the myths related to carbohydrates and highlight the wonderful health [...]

Making Peace with Carbohydrates2021-05-25T15:28:13-04:00

Finding True Joy in Eating

2021-05-25T15:30:08-04:00

Finding True Joy in Eating Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM This article is part of the Joy of Eating Club resources.  Click on the logo to go to the Club page for more resources. “You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11 Defining Joy According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary joy is a state of happiness(1), a feeling the Bible makes very clear God desires all humanity to experience, not only in this [...]

Finding True Joy in Eating2021-05-25T15:30:08-04:00

Water

2021-05-25T15:31:36-04:00

Water The Underestimated Nutrient Contributed by Dr. Fay Kazzi Shanholtzer PhD, MS, RD www.TheEarthyCanvas.com A few facts about water probably pop into our mind — we need 8 cups of water a day, about 70-80% of our body is made of water, and most of the earth’s surface is covered with water.  We don’t usually think about water as an “essential nutrient.”  But it is just that.  It is essential that we drink water daily since it is required in amounts that exceed the body’s ability to produce it.  All [...]

Water2021-05-25T15:31:36-04:00

Your Microbiome

2021-05-25T15:32:30-04:00

Your Microbiome An Immunity Powerhouse Contributed by Dr. Fay Kazzi Shanholtzer PhD, MS, RD www.TheEarthyCanvas.com As this title caught your attention you might have noticed that you have been hearing a lot more about the gut microbiome in the past few years.  Other terms to describe it include the microbiota, gut bacteria, gut flora, good and bad bugs, and gut bacteria.  Although the gut microbiome is not a new topic, this sudden attention on it is the result of an incredibly large body of scientific literature that has emerged over [...]

Your Microbiome2021-05-25T15:32:30-04:00
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