Archive for November 2008

Healthy, Hearty and Full of Gratitude—Thanksgiving

Nonna Joann • November 24th, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

Thanksgiving is NOT Turkey Day. Okay, we eat lots of turkey on Thanksgiving, but it’s NOT Turkey Day. More than the bird on the menu, Thanksgiving is first and foremost about our gratitude to God for what He has provided.
Yes, the day is a reminder of the cooperation and friendship between the Indians and Pilgrims, [...]

What Ya Gonna Do With Those Leftovers?

Nonna Joann • November 20th, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

The one day a year when there’s more food than we can eat is Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, waste isn’t confined to the holidays. According to the US Department of Agriculture, up to one-fifth of America’s food goes to waste each year, with an estimated 130 pounds of food per person ending up in landfills. With grocery [...]

What Are You Eating?

Nonna Joann • November 17th, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

Americans spend over 100 billion dollars on fast food each year! In a recent study by Dr. Hope Jahren, published in the November 2008 issue of “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences”, researches sampled foods from
McDonalds, Burger King, and Wendy’s. Using carbon isotopes the researches traced what the animals consumed. They based this [...]

Have a Natural Thanksgiving

Nonna Joann • November 13th, 2008 • Nonna's Relations

Thanksgiving is only days away. If you want to have a “Natural Thanksgiving” now is the time to think about it. A natural Thanksgiving sounds easy enough, but it takes some forethought.
For the last 30 years, our Thanksgivings have been as natural (chemical free) as possible. Most Thanksgiving dinners are loaded with ingredients the Pilgrims never [...]

Five Cup Fruit Mold

Nonna Joann • November 13th, 2008 • Salads & Sandwiches

Want an alternative to a sugary chemical-filled jello salad?
This Five Cup Fruit Mold is not only yummy, but good for you, too!
Five Cup Fruit Mold
You’ll need:
2 11-ounce mandarin orange segments, rinsed and drained
1 20-ounce can crushed pineapple, drained (reserve juice)
1/2 cup water
2 cups pealed and sliced bananas
2 envelopes unflavored gelatin (or 2 tablespoons of Great Lakes Gelatin [...]

Taste Is More Than Pleasure

Nonna Joann • November 10th, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

Taste is a matter of survival, not just pleasure. Current Biology reports on advances in taste perception. They highlight the importance of taste in life experience and link the taste of certain nutrients and compounds to our very survival. Authors Paul Breslin and Alan Spector say there are five generally accepted tastes, which are associated [...]

More Kids Treated for Adult-Type Illnesses

Nonna Joann • November 7th, 2008 • Autism Spectrum Disorder

This is shocking!
Our children are at risk for diseases we once thought to be reserved for adults. The number of U.S. children taking medications for chronic disease is growing. Researchers at Express Scripts, St. Louis University and Kansas Health Institute evaluated the use of drugs to treat hypertension, high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes, depression, [...]

Bone Up On Calcium

Nonna Joann • November 4th, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body with 99 percent of calcium stored in the bones. Making sure that each day’s diet includes enough calcium is important, even if your diet doesn’t contain dairy products.
Of course, milk contains the highest amount of calcium with 8 ounces of milk containing 300 milligrams. Calcium [...]