Monday 23rd October 2017,
UsFitties

All posts by Nathalie Montoya Curabba

28-Day Detox – Myths and Reality

28-Day Detox – Myths and Reality

28-Day detox. I know what you’re thinking – “Why would anyone choose to do this?” – Read on to see what happened on my month-long journey, and discover the myths versus the reality. I wasn’t planning on a long or involved detox like this one.  I prefer to fast and had thought about it, but [...]

October 23, 2013 Nathalie Montoya Curabba Nutrition Comments Off on 28-Day Detox – Myths and Reality

Fad Diets: Do they work?

Fad Diets: Do they work?

Fad diets come and go, but do they really work?  If so, then which one will work for you? If this sounds like a trick question, it kind of is.  I wish I had the answer to this riddle.  For one thing, I’d be rich. For another, well, it would mean I’d have a solid [...]

September 9, 2013 Nathalie Montoya Curabba Nutrition Comments Off on Fad Diets: Do they work?

Kale – The Goddess of Greens

Kale – The Goddess of Greens

Kale has been upgraded from its days as mere garnish in deli showcases. It might be fair to say that it has even achieved immortality status. That’s a bold statement to make.  There are a number of foods that are in similar categories, but kale is special.  It’s the trendsetter. Kale often evinces a feeling [...]

July 24, 2013 Nathalie Montoya Curabba Nutrition 3

Eating Well While on Vacation

Eating Well While on Vacation

Going on vacation is the ideal time to unwind, relax and – well – be on holiday!  But is it a time to suspend your healthy eating ways? It’s a good question.  As soon as we get to the airport the odds are against us.  In fact it seems that every place we end up – [...]

July 5, 2013 Nathalie Montoya Curabba Nutrition Comments Off on Eating Well While on Vacation

The Lowdown on Probiotics

The Lowdown on Probiotics

When we talk about probiotics, we’re talking about bacteria.  What’s special and trendy about these bacteria is that these greatly benefit your health. You’re likely thinking of yogurt right about now.  Maybe you’re even thinking about kefir (fermented milk which has become so popular there are all kinds of commercial brands now).  You may be [...]

June 18, 2013 Nathalie Montoya Curabba Nutrition Comments Off on The Lowdown on Probiotics

Flax vs. Chia – Super Seed Showdown

Flax vs. Chia – Super Seed Showdown

You’ve seen flax and chia seeds being touted as super foods, but which seed packs a bigger nutritive punch? Let’s get right to it, shall we? Flax Date back to at least 3000BC and are native to the Middle East and India Famous for its Omega 3 fatty acid content, 50-60% of which is alpha [...]

June 5, 2013 Nathalie Montoya Curabba Nutrition Comments Off on Flax vs. Chia – Super Seed Showdown

Breaking the Sugar Addiction – Part 2

Breaking the Sugar Addiction – Part 2

Sugar is clearly a bad guy and one that we are all susceptible to, even when we know exactly how harmful it is.  But how do we break the addiction? There are a few ways to approach this hurdle, but they all begin with awareness.  Go into your pantry and your fridge and start reading [...]

May 20, 2013 Nathalie Montoya Curabba Nutrition Comments Off on Breaking the Sugar Addiction – Part 2

Breaking the Sugar Addiction – Part 1

Breaking the Sugar Addiction – Part 1

As a health-supportive chef, it isn’t easy for me to confess my recent addiction to sugar. Addiction is not an exaggeration either. Studies have shown that sugar is as addicting as tobacco and alcohol. Depending on how much sugar you regularly consume, if you quit cold turkey you will experience withdrawal symptoms. Headaches, irritability, nausea [...]

May 17, 2013 Nathalie Montoya Curabba Nutrition Comments Off on Breaking the Sugar Addiction – Part 1

Quinoa – The Superhero in Your Pantry

Quinoa – The Superhero in Your Pantry

It might be hard to imagine this tiny seed as an actual superhero  but the Incas once regarded quinoa more valuable than gold. The Incas valued quinoa highly. There were special rituals in place to honor this sacred grain that when consumed brought them sustenance, longevity and psychic ability. It sounds like a story from a [...]

May 6, 2013 Nathalie Montoya Curabba Nutrition Comments Off on Quinoa – The Superhero in Your Pantry

Are Whole Foods The Answer?

Are Whole Foods The Answer?

Eating well has gotten complicated, but all we really need to know is that whole foods are the answer to any eating regimen. There is no doubt that our grandmothers and great grand-mothers never had to decipher the meanings of organic or conventional farming.  They never had to make decisions about whether 2% milk or [...]

May 1, 2013 Nathalie Montoya Curabba Nutrition 1