Tag Archive for fruits and vegetables

How MSG Hurts Your Brain and Where it’s Hiding in Your Pantry

MSG, Monosodium glutamate, is lurking in many of your favorite foods and your kids’ lunchboxes. Think this flavor enhancer won’t hurt you or impact your kiddos? We’ve seen some scary side-effects from people who thought they were immune to the tasty foods filled with MSG. But when emotions become erratic and behavior is out of control, they start to see how much MSG can impact their lives and health. MSG can kill brain cells; be aware of what’s hiding in your foods.

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Size Matters: Real Serving Sizes for Fruits and Vegetables

What are real serving sizes these days? That salad that looks like it has more spinach than Popeye could handle may not be cutting it when it comes to your daily intake of fruits and vegetables. Nutrients from fruits and vegetables are extremely important for overall health and size matters. The problem is many resources are unclear when it comes to what constitutes a real serving size. I recently began the quest to get more fruits and vegetables into my diet. But, even with a strong nutrition background, I found myself questioning if I was getting enough. I too was confused about what really counts as a serving size. » Read more..

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