MOMTRENDS' FOUNDER NICOLE FELICIANO - FARM FRESH: HOW TO KEEP YOUR PRODUCE FRESHER, LONGER
Summer is the premium season for buying the best in fresh produce. However, as we all know, the shelf life of produce lasts only days! Add to that a busy life and all the fresh seasonal produce that you bought earlier in the week will lose its freshness after a day or two. Serving our families meals with the freshest seasonal ingredients can sometimes be wishful thinking. But it doesn’t have to be!
Here to help us keep our produce fresher, longer is founder and CEO of Momtrends Nicole Feliciano!
Nicole Feliciano, is Founder and CEO of Momtrends. After graduating from Vanderbilt with a degree in English Literature, Nicole ventured into the (sometimes) glamorous world of advertising. In 1997, she switched gears and went to work for Ralph Lauren–combining her business acumen with her love of fashion. In her seven year career with the luxury brand, Nicole managed retail stores and eventually landed a coveted position at the corporate headquarters in NYC. Soon after that Nicole became a freelance writer and began contributing to Babble.com, Time Out New York Kids, and many more online and paper publications. Momtrends launched in 2007 and continues to provide the latest news on things trendy and cool for moms. Momtrends is packed with fashion tips and trend reports aimed to help busy, style-starved women keep in touch with what’s hip and cool. When she’s not scoping out fads and fashions, you can find Nicole in NYC with her two young daughters and extremely patient husband.
CO-AUTHOR OF THE THINSULIN PROGRAM, CHARLES NGUYEN, M.D - PROMINENT WEIGHT LOSS EXPERT EXPLAINS WHY WINE WILL HELP YOU BURN FAT - WHILE BEER WILL ADD TO YOUR BELLY!
PROMINENT WEIGHT LOSS EXPERT EXPLAINS WHY WINE WILL HELP YOU BURN FAT - WHILE BEER WILL ADD TO YOUR BELLY!
Ahh, summer. Lazy days at the beach, coolers stocked with wine and beer, shorts, swimsuits and --That belly. Those hips. Those thighs. If you’re hoping to trim those fat spots and feel more comfortable in warm weather attire, one simple step will help keep the extra weight off: When reaching for the cooler, choose wine, not beer.
Why? The real culprit in weight loss is insulin, not calories says Charles Nguyen, MD, co-author with bariatric internist Tu Song Anh Nguyen and health journalist Mary Ann Marshall of The Thinsulin Program: The Breakthrough Solution To Help You Lose Weight And Stay Thin.
Insulin, he explains, causes the body to store fat. And certain carbs cause your body’s insulin level to rise. These include anything made of grains -- such as beer.
So even if you reason that a light beer has only 96 calories, it doesn’t matter. The grains in that cold one will still spike your insulin level, triggering your body to store fat -- where else? You guessed it. Right in your gut.
In contrast, wine is made from fermented grapes, a fruit that does not cause insulin levels to spike.
Ever see somebody with a wine belly? If you have just one glass a day, you can keep the spare tire off and flaunt your beach bod.
ABOUT CHATLES NGUYEN
Charles Nguyen, M.D., medical director of the Lorphen Medical Weight Loss Clinic in Riverside, CA, is co-author with Tu Song-Anh Nguyen and Mary Ann Marshall of The Thinsulin Program (Da Capo Press, 2016). He earned his M.D. from the University of California at Irvine, where he completed his psychiatry residency training and, as a faculty member, won excellence in teaching awards for seven consecutive years. He also won the Thomas F. Riley Community Service Award, the NAMI Bridge Builder Award, and the 2010 Orange County Physicians of Excellence Award. The same year, Orange Coast Magazine recognized him as best physician.