how to crave nutrition

and how simple it can be to follow a healthy lifestyle

Blog

view:  full / summary

The Robots we call our Doctors

Posted on May 22, 2012 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Lately, the healthcare industry has just been deflating like a popped balloon. As we get unhealthier, the costs get bigger and bigger. The more our food industry modernizes with technological innovation, science fairs and experiments (in which the American people are the lab rats), we fail to not only produce better educational, judicial and economical systems in these trying times, but we get fatter, sicker and weaker.

A dear loved one ...

Read Full Post »

Garlic Black Bean Hummus

Posted on May 5, 2012 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Nothing like some bean dip for some black corn tortilla chips or some nice whole grain pita bread. Making this dip was my first time even trying to puree beans to make any type of dip. I usually just drain some canned beans and throw them in a turkey chili or quesadilla. Found out that this is a great way to put some southwestern flavor to your healthy living since the recipe

Read Full Post »

Almond Butter: Maranatha and the beauty of Almond butter inside AND out

Posted on May 5, 2012 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Along with 'em being tasty and all, they are full of fiber (which is a necessity) and tons of vitamins. Even though they are full of fat, it's the fat that we actually need. It's the fat that isn't processed and is unsaturated. It's the fat that keeps us healthy and strong. Along with other nuts, it's also full of protein to keep those muscles nice and sturdy. Eating nuts in general can help lower cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein) which can increase the healthiness of your heart! (the fat...

Read Full Post »

Simple yet Complicated

Posted on May 5, 2012 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

I’ve heard many opinions on how to keep your body healthy and of course, I’ve seen many diets and programs that “achieve” this and other things such as weight-loss, cancer, diabetes and more. Even though I’m a tyke compared to other bloggers I’ve followed (not actually followed, I’ve just read their blogs), I’ve decided that I want to use the knowledge and res...

Read Full Post »

Rss_feed

What else do you want to know about?

Want recipes or exclusive information posted specifically for an ingredient?

Have suggestions or questions?

Don't hesitate.

Want to post an article here at Craving Nutrition?

Click here to get started.




Sources and Useful Websites

foodfacts.com

"find out what's really in your food"

this awesome website gives you the ingredients and it's predicted health score. It's a real wakeup call to those of you who don't really pay attention to what's in your food. I use this alot and I recommend it for anyone who needs a bit more guidance on choosing foods. They have a score on msot things including raw fruits and veggies, frozen meals, organic products, fast food restaurant meals, pasta and even over the top medicine. You can even click on some of the ingredients and an explanation/definition will come up, giving you more information on it. The only downside is that some of the products might be poorly scored, but you'll know if it's right to eat or not if you follow this blog frequently. :] (REMEMBER, don't go crazy over the product just because it has a high score. It's important to look only for wholefood ingredients without the scientific stuff)

stilltasty.com

"you're ultimate shelf life guide"

since you're gunna need more fresh food in the kitchen, you're going need to learn how to store fresh wholefoods and how long they will last. This is one of the great sites I use nearly everytime I go to the farmer's market and it can also tell you how to store them. I recommend the freezing options each time.


Fruits and Veggies that are in Season

It's important to buy fruits and vegetables that are currently in season. When you don't, you're most likely buying something that is processed, GMO'd or something along those lines... We don't want that in our bodies. By buying things that are in season, the vendor becomes knowledgable of what the customers like during what times of the year and most likely, they won't even need to do the extra chemical extracting to get the veggies and fruits to grow effeciently, since they are already influenced by the time of year.