Step Up Your Grain Game – Black rice, Wild Rice, Brown Jasmine Rice

To most of us, rice is a side-dish, a vessel for something more tasty and exciting, an afterthought. In reality, rice is much more than the second fiddle to your meal. Whole-grain rice is full of antioxidants, protein, and fiber as well as compounds proven to control hormones linked to diabetes, obesity, and cholesterol levels. According to research, whole-grain rice is also a cancer and Alzheimer’s deterrent. Who knew rice was linked to longevity in such a grand way? Evidently, a few cultures dating back to thousands of years ago had a pretty good idea of its benefits.

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Fruits You Thought Were Vegetables

We’re not shaming anyone here, there are multiple definitions of fruit and vegetables, and Healthy Gourmet is just here to clear things up. We explain what makes an edible plant a fruit and what makes it a vegetable below. To get straight to the point, here is a list of fruits you may have thought were vegetables. Continue reading “Fruits You Thought Were Vegetables”

What makes a “superfood” so super?

What qualifies as a superfood?

First of all, “superfood” is a marketing term. Basically, any food with multiple health benefits in relation to nutrient density could be considered a superfood. It is not a scientific term, so what qualifies as a superfood is up to the proponent to prove their claim.

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PCOS Diet Tips & Tailoring Your Diet to Meet Your Nutritional Needs

We met with Krystal Hammett, owner of Alternative Wellness Solutions and certified nutritionist to discuss what it takes to make a healthy diet. Krystal has helped clients with a variety of health and nutritional issues improve their health and lifestyles. When it comes to food, Krystal helps her clients tailor their diet to meet their nutritional needs.

One of Krystal’s passions is treating those with PCOS, a hormone imbalance common to women of reproductive age. Learn more about PCOS below.

Krystal Hammett
Owner of Alternative Wellness Solutions
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You Can’t Out-Train a Bad Diet

Do you like to go all-in on a workout and then reward yourself with junk food that completely negates all of the time, sweat and effort you just put in? Well, when put that way, it sounds pretty silly. Unfortunately, people do it all the time. A common scenario goes like this: you start working out to lose some weight and get in shape, but lose interest in the exercise because you fail to see the results. How does this happen? Why is it so hard to shed pounds and get shredded? Most likely, there is something going on with your diet that is slowing down your progress. According to our guest, “nutrition is 85% of the battle.” When you combine exercise with the proper diet, then you start see the desired results. Continue reading “You Can’t Out-Train a Bad Diet”

Empty Calories – The Barry and Moe Nutrition Show

Barry and Moe are back to discuss “empty calories” in this minisode of The Barry and Moe Nutrition Show:

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What’s the Skinny on Low-Carb Diets?

The low-carb diet encompasses several highly-marketed diets, most recently the Paleo and the Ketogenic diet. Each of these examples takes the same general idea of a low-carb diet and add a few unique stipulations, but the core idea is consistent: ditch the carbs and you will lose weight. Continue reading “What’s the Skinny on Low-Carb Diets?”

Intro to Macros – The Barry and Moe Nutrition Show

Healthy Gourmet owner Barry and friend Moe Schlachter, owner of Houston Family Nutrition and Registered and Licensed Dietitian (RD, LD), discuss and explain macronutrients in this introductory episode of The Barry and Moe Nutrition Show.

What is a macronutrient? How does your body use macros? Should you focus on one macro above the others? Listen to Barry and Moe answer these questions in a straightforward manner that anyone can understand.

Here is the first episode of The Barry and Moe Nutrition Show, An Intro to Macros:

 

 

In a world filled with opinions, theories, and frankly… a lot of nonsense, The Barry and Moe Nutrition Show is all about the facts behind nutrition, dieting, and exercise. Barry and Moe embark on a journey to help explain nutrition so we can make informed decisions to improve our health, and improve our lives.

Stay tuned for more episodes where Barry and Moe compare foods, compete in the kitchen, and discuss trending diets.

You can try Barry’s delicious and healthy recipes by ordering from the Healthy Gourmet menu.

Learn more from Moe by contacting his practice, Houston Family Nutrition (houstonfamilynutrition.com)

 

The Main Obstacle to Leading a Healthy Lifestyle? Time Management

We at Healthy Gourmet have talked with nutritionists, dietitians, clients, family and friends about leading a healthy lifestyle and the main obstacles that get in the way. The most common obstacle that everyone cites? Time management.

Somehow, the most important thing in maintaining a healthy body, a healthy nutritional diet, falls by the wayside in our busy days. The morning rush to get to work on time takes precedence over making sure you get a healthy breakfast (especially in Houston). From a nutritional perspective this is so backwards… wouldn’t we all have more productive work days if we took the time to eat a nutritious breakfast instead of a quick, sugary treat that leaves us in a slump an hour later? Continue reading “The Main Obstacle to Leading a Healthy Lifestyle? Time Management”

Get Off the “Fad Diet” Rollercoaster!

If you have tried to lose weight, you know the struggle. There are hundreds of diets that claim to be the quickest, healthiest, best way to burn fat and lose weight. We’ve heard the big names and heavily branded diets like Atkins, Southbeach, Keto, Paleo, and Raw food just to name a few. How can you decide which diet is best for you? Continue reading “Get Off the “Fad Diet” Rollercoaster!”