Tagged: "nutrition"

April 20, 2017

Eat These Processed Foods More Often

Dear Ashley, Everyone says that eating processed foods are bad, that we should only eat whole foods. I am trying to do that but sometimes I need to grab something, are any processed foods ok? And if yes (please?!), which ones? Glad you wrote! I get as frustrated by black and white nutrition recommendations as...

April 05, 2017

Better Supplement Nutrition

The great news is today we know what better nutrition is and isn’t. Better nutrition delivers the body the nutrients it needs, in the right amounts, so that it can run better. So, with this better nutrition information, it should be easy for us to all get better nutrition daily? Right? Unfortunately, it’s not easy,...

March 29, 2017

Ashley’s Better Bites

In April, we happily welcome Spring and its colorful flowers, fruits and vegetables that signal the end of winter’s more monotone hues. Fittingly, in April, we celebrate the Earth, with Earth Day, and the whole month as “Earth Month.” And what better produce to use to celebrate with than grapes! From a nutrition standpoint, grapes...

November 16, 2016

Holiday Health

The holidays are coming and that means good stress, bad stress and maintaining your health during the holidays. Maintaining our health means having a plan of attack to start the new year off in the right way so I’m going to discuss these three areas. Alcohol, added sugar and sleep so you can have a...

November 16, 2016

Cinnamon For Better Blood Sugar Health: The Details and Recipes You Need to Know

As the temperature drops and the holidays arrive, so too does a season of spiced gingerbread cookies, spiced apple cider, spiced sweet potato, spiced eggnog, and more. Do you see a pattern?! At the holidays, we frequently accessorize our food and beverages with spice – like cinnamon – to the delight of all our senses....

November 02, 2016

Kombucha: Is It Healthy For Me?

From an at-home project to on-tap at Whole Foods and some restaurants and juice shops, the beverage known as Kombucha pours into the mouths of millions annually. But should it? I get asked about this bubbly beverage more often than I get asked about kale these days, so I thought it a good idea to phone a...

October 28, 2016

Chocolate: How To Choose the Healthier Option

There are really great reasons to include chocolate as part of your Better Not Perfect nutrition plan. So the question is not whether or not you should have it (you can!), but rather ask: what makes better chocolate? While all cacao is chocolate, not all chocolate delivers cacao, but better chocolate should be mostly cacao....

October 18, 2016

Halloween: Better Sweets and Treats

Halloween asks “trick OR treat,” but we think if you learn these tricks you will be able to enjoy treats, and still get the benefits of better nutrition. So let’s get our better sweet on, with these tips (and no, I am not only recommending fruits and veggies so don’t give me a ‘come on...

September 07, 2016

Healthy Aging: Your Better Nutrition Guide

Another year older, another year wiser, but will it be another year of better health? Aging can feel like an un-plug-able drain on our internal resources with no way to stop the process and thus maintain your current health status or, even harder, improve upon it for healthy aging. Fret not as with better nutrition...

September 01, 2016

8 Tips to Eat Healthy on a Budget

IF YOU HAD A DOLLAR FOR EVERY TIME YOU THOUGHT THAT BETTER NUTRITION IS IMPORTANT BUT IS REALLY EXPENSIVE OR IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO EAT HEALTHY ON A BUDGET, YOU WOULD HAVE LIKELY ALREADY ACHIEVED FINANCIAL FREEDOM. We need to be cost-conscious, to budget everywhere in our lives and it’s not enough to say “you need...