A new report finds that some supposedly healthy foods are actually laden with sugar.
—By Dana Liebelson (www.motherjones.com)
It's Friday! After a long week of work, you're probably ready to curl up on the couch with a big box of doughnuts. But having read Gary Taubes' expose in Mother Jones on the sugar industry's terrifying campaign to convince the American public that sugar won't kill you, maybe you'll reach for a "healthier" option instead—like a green Odwalla "Super Food" smoothie.

 Not so fast. According to a new report by 
Credit Suisse, you might be better off eating a doughnut than some of the stuff marketed as healthy. Here are nine surprising foods that have more sugar than a Krispy Kreme doughnut, which, at 10 grams, seems saintly in comparison:
 
1. LUNA BAR: 11 GRAMS
2. GRANDE STARBUCKS LATTE: 17 GRAMS
3. SUBWAY 6" SWEET ONION TERIYAKI CHICKEN SANDWICH: 17 GRAMS
4. 8 OZ TROPICANA 100% ORANGE JUICE: 22 GRAMS
5. YOPLAIT ORIGINAL YOGURT: 27 GRAMS
 
 
With the way kids are drawn to junk & often unhealthy foods such as soda, chips, candy, etc. one would think that there is no hope and the obesity epidemic might continue to grow. Well, from interactions with my son, I can say that there is still hope. all is not lost. Kids are more open to healthy eating than you might think. They look to us, the adults, to learn healthy eating habits. That's great news because as the below posted infographic shows, there is new statistics which show that parents are becoming more involved and better role models when it comes to nutrition. Restaurants are still far behind the curve but parents expect them to adapt as well.
 
 
To many of us, while vegetables are more beneficial and flavorful than meat, they are also more delicate. They can easily lose all their benefits & flavor if not cooked properly or overcooked. Below is a great infographic about how to cook some basic vegetables so that they retain their healthful benefits & flavor for you to enjoy. Please remember, this information is for guidance purposes only and you still need to do your research & due diligence.
 
 
Cheese is found all over the world in one form or another. Paneer, Feta, Cheddar & Pepper Jack are some of my favorites. Great is small quantities, it is always difficult for me knowing when to stop. Below is some great information about cheese & its health benefits.  
Please remember, this information is for guidance purposes only and you still need to do your research & due diligence.