My name is Lisa Tsakos, Registered Holistic Nutritional Consultant, corporate speaker and author. This blog provides professional advice from a nutrition and weight loss expert (me!) about corporate and family health. Here you'll find recipes and articles that address work-related challenges like eating on-the-go and maximizing your productivity with the right foods. You'll also find out about how you can help your children develop strong immune systems and healthy bodies. As a nutrition instructor, I often found myself thinking, "When I have kids, this is how I will feed them." With two toddlers, I have the opportunity to practice what I have been preaching and to try out my theories. So far, they seem to be working! Follow me on my journey and also on Twitter @NuVitalityHW.

20 Aug 2013

Low-Glycemic Mediterranean diet cuts diabetes risk by 20%

A low-glycemic-load diet that also adheres to the principles of the traditional Mediterranean style of eating appears to reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes by about 20%, new prospective research shows.

Read more:
Medscape Article

13 Aug 2013

Label Lessons: Unjunk Your Kid's Lunchbox is live!

Back-to-school time is just around the corner, and grocery stores are already preparing to make our lives easier with specials on pre-packaged snacks, cold cuts, tetra-packs and 'ready-in-5' meals. Schedules are about to change, and time may be tighter, but don't compromise health for the sake of convenience.

The newest edition of Label Lessons reveals the hidden, scary ingredients in back-to-school convenience foods and provides healthier alternatives that taste just as great (if not better) and are just as convenient!

Mott's Flavoured Applesauce - Mango Peach, for example, contains high-fructose corn syrup (called glucose/fructose in Canada) and yellow 6, an artificial dye that is known to cause poor behaviour in some children! Feeding that to a child who is expected to behave in a quiet classroom might be asking for trouble!

Unjunk Your Kid's Lunchbox reviews a range of favourite foods for school-aged kids, including sandwich breads (and gluten-free bread), fruit juices, cereal, cookies, and even provides a recipe for the newest lunchtime trend - bento box lunches.

Download the free e-book on www.NaturallySavvy.com or http://bit.ly/1ckJL9s.

Enjoy and let me know what you think!