November 29, 2017
Find Out How Replacing Refined Grains With Whole Grains Can Be Better For Your Health
What is a whole grain? Most people tend to have the idea that, if it is brown, it is a whole grain. Such as, brown bread, brown pasta, and brown rice. While, this might be the case some of the time, you can’t rely on this method to know if something is whole grain, or just brown.
A whole grain is one that has all three original parts – the bran, germ, and endosperm. The bran is the outside of the grain kernel... Read More
November 28, 2017
Find Out How To Avoid The Holiday Weight Gain
With the holidays right around the corner, it can be easy to say “forget it” to your normal routine, and eating behaviors. That being said, during the holiday season, the media reports that people gain about five pounds, while in actuality, the average person gains about one pound. This doesn’t seem so bad right? Well, studies have shown that people usually never lose that extra pound they put on, and year after year this adds up.
However, there are... Read More
October 31, 2017
Find Out About The Perfect Post Workout Drink
We have all heard it time and time again, you need mass amounts of protein after a workout in order for your muscles to recover. However, this is not the case. Yes, you need some protein but you also need carbohydrates to replenish your glycogen stores, which have most likely been depleted with your workout. The truth is, your body can only absorb about 20-25 grams of protein at one time, anything above that your body just gets rid of. So, save the... Read More
October 11, 2017
Should You Actually Be Eating Red Meat?
It is a large debate right now whether or not humans should be eating red or processed meat. Typically, you will find through research that processed meat should be avoided entirely, but there is an argument as to whether or not red meat is beneficial. One side of the argument suggests that red meat is good for us because of the substantial quantity and bioavailability of vitamins and minerals, such as heme iron, Vitamin B6 and Selenium. However, the... Read More
September 26, 2017
Focus On What You Are Eating, Rather Than How Much.
Although there is heavy focus on counting calories in regards to weight loss or preventing obesity, it is important to also focus on what you are eating. Calories are units of energy. Consuming too many calories will result in weight gain, and eating too few will result in weight loss. But does it matter where the calories come from? It turns out that it does.
Not all calories are the same. There are “nutrient-dense” calories and “empty... Read More
September 20, 2017
Learn About Five Health Benefits Of Eating At Least One Apple A Day
Have you heard of the famous saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away"? It turns out there is most definitely truth to that statement. Luckily, there are a wide variety of apples to choose from and they are not only tasty and nutritious, but they are also affordable!
Here are five of the major health benefits of eating apples:
1. Dental Care
Eating an apple stimulates the secretion of saliva, reducing the growth of... Read More
September 20, 2017
Farmer’s Markets Are Still Open And There Is Plenty Of Time To Go
If you live in the Durham area, you know that there is an abundance of farmer’s markets around, all within 30 minutes. However, if you were too busy this summer to stop by one of them, don’t worry! They’re still open!
The Seacoast Growers Association of New Hampshire runs four farmer’s markets in the area. These markets include Durham, Dover, Exeter and Portsmouth farmer’s markets. Each market is open on a different day of the... Read More
September 6, 2017
Discover Why You Should Always Eat Before A Workout
Do you ever hop out of bed in the morning and go straight to the gym? It is very common for most people to want to work out in the morning, get their day started right and have time to get things done the rest of the day. But, when you work out in the morning should you forego breakfast? The answer is: never!
It is a common myth to believe that when you work out on an empty stomach, your body will burn more fat than it would on a full stomach... Read More
August 17, 2017
Find out more about the different types of vegetarian diets.
Everyone has heard the word “vegetarian,” but what exactly does it mean? Simply, vegetarians do not eat meat, but there are a lot of sub categories of vegetarianism that are broken down by the way people define meat. People decide to follow the vegetarian diet for many different reasons. Some do it because of religious or ethical beliefs, others do it for health reasons, and some simply do it because of food preference. No matter what... Read More
August 1, 2017
Blueberries Have Some Serious Health Benefits
Blueberry season has just begun and you may be surprised by how many local places near you offer pick-your-own blueberry fields. Nothing beats the taste of fresh blueberries in the summer, and they are very versatile as well. This superfood can be used in pies, muffins, smoothies, and pancakes or as toppings for yogurt, cereal and oatmeal and so much more. According to Medical News Today, besides being delicious, there are a lot of health benefits... Read More