Sarene Alsharif, MPH
This protein-rich soup pairs rice and lentils, while cumin, turmeric and black pepper not only give this soup a wonderful aroma and mesmerizing, spicy flavor, but also are functional foods providing antioxidants shown to reduce inflammation, combat cancer and boost metabolism. I like to enjoy this warming Spicy Lentil Soup on crisp winter evenings.
It turns out that your grandmother was right when she told you that oatmeal keeps you fuller for a longer time than cereal. A study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that individuals who had oatmeal for breakfast were fuller for a longer period of time than people who had the same number of calories of ready-to-eat cereal. They also found that when lunchtime came around, the people who had oatmeal for breakfast ate less calories than those who had the ready-to-eat cereal.
When grocery shopping, the perimeter of the store is my comfort zone. I go down only a few aisles: the frozen section for frozen veggies and ice cream (yes, I do eat ice cream), the pasta aisle, and the Mediterranean aisle. But as I talk to more people and they learn that I am a nutritionist, people have been asking me about various products. So I decided to take a journey down the treacherous aisles of the supermarket.
Historically the most popular resolutions are health and weight related, but unfortunately most of them are not fulfilled. Most people want to lose weight, exercise more, fit into a certain dress or look good in a bikini come summer. How about taking a different, more sustainable approach this year?
Autumn in Rockford carries a unique aroma of luscious apple orchards, husky corn fields and pungent pumpkin patches. The city bustles with lively activity: the last few Fridays of the Rockford City Market, trips to the apple orchard for fresh, warm apple cider donuts, and of course a visit to one of the local pumpkin patches for the family jack-o-lantern. Be sure to bring home an extra pumpkin from the patch for your health!