Dark chocolate is not only delicious, but may also be beneficial to your health.
- VALENTINE'S DAY GUIDE
Tuesday, February 12
Do you have sweet spot for the sweet stuff on Valentine’s Day? Chocolate and Valentine’s Day go together like pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving or champagne on New Year’s. It’s a celebration treat doled out with love, affection — and sweetness, says Lisa Eaton Wright, wellness coordinator for Moraine Valley Community College and media spokesperson for the Illinois Dietetic Association. The latest research suggests dark chocolate is the way to go, Eaton Wright said. The magic ingredient in dark chocolate is flavanols — a naturally occurring substance found in plants that boost chocolate’s antioxidant action. These antioxidants help defend our body’s cells against damage caused by free radicals formed through normal body processes, like breathing…
Lisa Eaton Wright of Lemont, a wellness dietitian and spokesperson for the Illinois Dietetic Association, shares a few Halloween “Tricks and Treats."
Thursday, October 18, 2012
From ghosts and witches to Spiderman and Cinderella, it’s hard to tell who will be knocking on your door this Halloween. While trying to get a good balance of all foods into a healthy diet, over-consuming sugary candies and desserts can lead to unwanted weight gain. Instead of overloading visitors with sugar-laden snacks, try offering more wholesome treats this year. Lisa Eaton Wright, Wellness Coordinator/Registered Dietitian at Moraine Valley Community College and Spokesperson for the Illinois Dietetic Association, offers these tips for a healthy Halloween: At the Door Treats come in all shapes and sizes. Eaton Wright suggests consumers think outside the candy aisle and choose healthier alternatives to sugar-packed candies. …