Health and Nutrition
Jani blogs at Food Hall by Jani, a nutrition and wellness website where you'll find recipes with nutrition bonuses and health information.
She has an MS in kinesiology and a BS in nutrition (dietetics). She holds the Nutrition and Dietetic Technician Registered (NDTR) credential from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).
She spent many years as a certified fitness instructor and a personal trainer and has a deep love of exercise and physical training. Words and text are other pursuits, including copy editing, freelance editing, and writing/content creation.
Her food knowledge comes from lessons in and out of university, extensive cookbook and online reading, kitchen work (professional and at-home), and cooking with her grandmother and family.
Health and Nutrition
Cutting carbs? Consider erythritol, a sugar alcohol also known as a polyol. Polyols such as erythritol, sorbitol, xylitol are sugar wannabes that can help you cut carbohydrates and manage your blood sugar levels. That's because these sugar replacers rarely cause spikes in blood glucose even though many have some carbohydrates.
Comparing sunflower seed butter to peanut butter is like pitting apples against oranges. Apples and oranges are both fruits that are sort of roundish, but otherwise, they are nothing alike. Sunflower seed butter and peanut butter are both protein-rich plant-based spreads with healthy fats, but their nutrition profiles are very different.
Now that it's soup season, the only sidekick Minestrone di Verdure needs is a thickly sliced loaf of bread. Topped with pesto, Minestrone di Verdure is sometimes called Italian green minestrone. A piping hot bowl provides a filling and delicious meal with protein (beans), starchy tidbits (pasta), and, of course, vegetables.
Before singing the praises of the Mediterranean Diet, which has once again climbed to the top of the heap in the U.S. News & World Report's ranking of healthful eating plans, I want to focus on the word, "diet." "Diet" is a word often dropped at the beginning of a new year.
Ginseng may be the world's oldest tonic for wellness. For about 2,000 years, ginseng has been a go-to for herbalists and practitioners of Chinese Traditional Medicine (TCM). A rigorously studied herbal supplement with a large body of research to support its use, ginseng is an oft-cited example of an adaptogen, a type of herbal that normalizes your body's response to stress.
Peak citrus fruit season is here. The juiciest oranges and grapefruits and sweetest little Mandarins are waiting for you to pick them out in the produce aisles. But here's the rub - or the squeeze: How can you tell what's ripe and ready and what is still green or past its prime?
Fatal bloodstream infections caused by a drug-resistant fungus are a growing public health threat, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as reported in the National Press. The "superbug" or "super fungus" Candida auris does not respond to first, second or even third-line antifungal med
When it comes to tissue repair, the current dietary guidelines of .8 g/kg (or less than .4 g/lb) of protein for adults is too low. For better healing, try 1.2 to 2.0 g/kg. This especially applies to adults older than 50.
Article on vitamin C efficacy for college students -- includes easy recipe!
In Baker's age category, 45 to 49, the women's qualifying time for the 26.2-mile race is 3 hours and 55 minutes. That's a sub-9-minute mile. But runners must be speedier than that because Boston only wants the best.
"Rates for new infections and for people living with HIV are high in this area [75243 zip code] of Dallas," said Edgar Gonzalez, the health education coordinator with Project Impact, an outreach and education organization that focuses on AIDS testing and prevention. Project Impact works in partnership with the Richland Health Center in providing free HIV testing.
Scientific copy promoting use of a leucine metabolite to aid healing; especially applicable to malnourished individuals
Story about church greenhouse growing fresh tomatoes for a food pantry
Creamy and light or black and bold, Albuquerque's Ninth Annual Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest was a mecca for indulgent sipping and savoring March 16 - 17 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. One hundred and fifty vendors filled the Manuel Lujan Building at Expo New Mexico offering up samples and hoping
Discussion of how running backwards can aid in injury rehab
The 86th biennial session of the Texas Legislature is addressing issues ranging from the mundane to life-changing - scooter regulation, possession of marijuana, hemp farming and refusal of services due to faith. A slew of proposals would regulate medical concerns; other bills address sexual misconduct. This is a tiny sampling.
A $1.1 billion bond program goes before Dallas County voters May 4, with early voting April 22-30. Dallas County Community College (DCCCD) trustees moved the package forward at their Feb. 4 meeting. DCCCD Chief Financial Officer John Robertson said that if voters approve the package, the bonds will be released for sale in four separate series over six years starting in 2020.