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Moderation Maven

Dishing up the best ingredients for a healthy lifestyle

Can Obesity be Contagious?

Do you have a new significant other after last week's holiday? Someone special who has been around for a while? Friends, family, and/or children that you love and care about? The people around us affect everything from our political views to how affectionate we are. Not surprisingly, your eating habits may also have a lot to do with your social circle. Take your best friend, for example...

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Think All Fat is Bad for Your Heart? Think Again

Dietary fat's place in a healthy diet has been all over the map in the past few decades. A high-fat diet is linked to myriad health problems including obesity and cancer, but most notably, heart disease. February is American Heart Month, so I wanted to take the opportunity to discuss this oft vilified nutrient and its role in heart disease. The Nutrition Facts label is one place to see...

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