Cholesterol Awareness Month

Show Me St. Louis September is Cholesterol Awareness Month so it’s a good time to talk about cooking for heart health and the cholesterol blocking plant sterols in Mazola corn oil. A study in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology found that corn oil like Mazola can help lower cholesterol more than extra virgin olive oil.  Mazola Corn Oil has more cholesterol-blocking plant sterols than other … Continue reading Cholesterol Awareness Month

How much water????

Show Me St. Louis The amount of water that your child or teen needs each day is a question I get frequently.   Keep in mind that the recommendations in the chart below are for total water, which includes water from all sources: drinking water, other non caffeinated beverages and food. Remember that fruits and vegetables have a higher water content than other foods. This … Continue reading How much water????

Crazy for Coconuts!

Show Me St. Louis Segment The world has gone coconut crazy. This is not all bad news, since coconut is rich in fiber, has many vitamins (including C, E, and B vitamins), and several minerals. However, whenever a food becomes suddenly popular, there will undoubtedly someone trying to profit. If you type in coconut to pinterest or google a list of benefits pop up:     … Continue reading Crazy for Coconuts!

We Need A Little Bacteria In Our Lives

KDSK Segment The gut is made up of millions of microbes. The “good” bacteria play a role in synthesizing vitamins, digesting food, destroying the bad bacteria and enhancing the immune system. That said it is very important to make sure that you have enough good bacteria in your gut. Fermented foods produce the good bacteria in foods that will populate your gut. The following are popular … Continue reading We Need A Little Bacteria In Our Lives

Convenience Keeps Me Happy & Sane!

As of January 2017,  I get clothes shipped to me in a box every month. I have food delivered weekly to my house, in a box. My daughter and I subscribe to a fitness box that we get quarterly. My youngest gets a craft delivered monthly, in a box. And as of yesterday,  I started a subscription service through Target that ships those pesky household … Continue reading Convenience Keeps Me Happy & Sane!

National Breakfast Month

September is National Breakfast Month. Breakfast affects our waistlines more than you may think. Eating breakfast has been shown to reduce the number of calories that we consume each day ! One food that I encourage you to add to breakfast is the avocado. I love using Hass Avocados in my breakfasts because they’re a nutrient-dense, plant based food full of good fats, fiber, and … Continue reading National Breakfast Month

Rock The Lunch Box

School is back and one of the biggest struggles in my house is the school lunch!!! Forget about homework and crazy schedules, lunch is our tipping point. Yes, the struggle is real.I have joined forces with a campaign called  Rock The Lunch Box. It is an online resource for parents…Yeah! The folks at Annie’s, Applegate, Honest Kids and Rudi’s Organic Bakery created Rock the Lunch Box … Continue reading Rock The Lunch Box

Master The Grill

  Simple Steps for Safer Grilling Cooking meat at a high temperature – like grilling – create a substance called heterocyclic amines (HCAs). These substances are carcinogens, with the potential to cause changes in DNA that may lead to cancer. There is not yet enough evidence to know for certain that grilling meat specifically increases risk for cancers. But that shouldn’t preclude backyard chefs from … Continue reading Master The Grill