Native Americans have some of the highest rates of obesity, diabetes and profound health problems. A lot of it is blamed on poor nutrition. So there’s a national effort to return to native foods and better diets.
There are times when you want to be really good on your diet, but there are other times when you just need a little indulgence. So, to keep us on track, we talked with a nutritionist on how to cheat the right way, as we Get Movin’ Monday.
This pineapple smoothie recipe from JJ Smith will give your body a total cleanse, making a happier and healthier you.
Pizza, nachos, ice cream — when it comes to food, we all have our favorites. And depending on the time of day, we may crave one type of food over another. “We are just descendants from cave men, so it was all about survival,” said Christina Meyer-Jax, a registered dietician.
A new report states that children are consuming too much salt. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 90 percent of children in the U.S. aged 6 -18 have too much salt in their diet. Most of the salt is coming from processed and restaurant foods.
The benefits of healthy eating are well known, but buying veggies, fruits and lean protein can be expensive. The cost of nutritious foods cranks up your grocery bill, while fast foods and processed foods are cheap in comparison. So do you sacrifice health to save money?
It wasn’t too long ago that WCCO anchor/reporter Angela Davis had chronic joint pain and needed medication to control her blood pressure.
With each year, there seems to be a new wave of food trends. One foot item you may have been seeing pop up a lot more often is sprouted wheat. Not many are aware of what that even entails, so WCCO’s Natalie Nyhus talked with dietician Christina Meyer-Jax to get a better feel for the grain.
There’s increasing evidence that Americans have too much sugar in our diets and it’s making us sick.
Sugar is linked to all kinds of health problems and researchers are finding that too much sugar in our diets does more than just contribute to weight gain. It causes inflammation, leads to aches and pains in your joints and muscles, and even contributes to heart disease.
We are about a week into the New Year and already many of us who made resolutions to eat better are finding it harder to do than we imagined.
Looking to lose weight this year? Katie Haggerty of Lifetime Fitness talks with Dave. Click the link to listen!
With New Year’s just around the corner, you’re ready to be fitter, trimmer, and healthier. These great books from Simon & Schuster will help you kick off 2014 the right way—and stick to your health resolutions this year.
Every year, people spend billions of dollars trying to get rid of cellulite, a condition that occurs in 70-90 percent of women. Men get it too, but it’s very rare. So, that had us wondering: Why do women get cellulite? According to Dr. Elizabeth Farhat, a dermatologist with Allina Health Clinic, the big reason is hormones. Estrogen means women tend to have more fat than men, but where they store it and the structure of the skin play major contributing factors.
Fad diets come and go, but the guys out there should be able to get behind this one: An Arizona man is shedding pounds by eating sausages and drinking beer.
New research shows the U.S. is falling behind other countries in just about every measure of health, including how long people live. Two of the main reasons are poor diet and lack of exercise.
The impact of processed food on our modern diet with Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Moss.
There’s a new study out there this morning outlining the four healthiest habits you can have. Researchers at Johns Hopkins said the healthiest people exercise regularly, eat a Mediterranean-style diet, maintain a normal weight and don’t smoke.
Like all our loved ones, we want what’s best for our pets. That includes what they eat. It’s estimated that we spent $20 billion on pet food last year.
It’s early January, which means two things: the gyms are packed, and the prewashed salad shelves are running empty at grocery stores.
Could all those warnings about too much salt be wrong? That’s the question what one independent researcher is raising in a New York Times op-ed piece.
If your energy drops off during the day, we have three tips from an expert to keep those energy levels up all day long.
The hardest part of any diet isn’t starting it: It’s sticking to it. And even if you’re able to lose the weight, keeping it off can be difficult.
February is National Heart Month, and experts are using this time to tell everyone about heart-healthy super foods.
Kids love sugary drinks, but an eye-opening new report, just released Monday morning, has some disturbing findings.
For those who try and lose unneeded weight, the first few pounds do come off the easiest. Then we hit the dreaded plateau. In fact, there may be several plateaus. So, why is it so hard to lose the last 10 pounds?