March 21, 2019
Find Out Why The U.S. Should Be Funding a National Institute of Nutrition
According to researchers at Tufts University, poor eating can cause as many as 1000 deaths per day and cost the U.S. over $1 Trillion in health care spending in the year 2016. So, why are we not focusing our research and concentrations towards bettering the nutrition of Americans? A lot of questions regarding what a “healthy diet” is are unanswered. This is why the United States should focus research and fund an institute... Read More
March 6, 2019
Chicken Soup May Be Good For The Soul, But It Is Great For The Body Too
There are a few well-known remedies for treating cold symptoms. These include getting lots of rest, drinking lots of fluid and eating lots of chicken noodle soup. Chicken noodle soup is a common food choice among people with cold symptoms, and luckily it comes with a ton of benefits. These benefits include:
Easy to Eat: A lot of the time when we are sick we don’t feel like eating, but soup is relatively easy to consume and... Read More
February 26, 2019
Does What You Eat Contribute To Your Psychological Well-Being?
According to a recent study done by The Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center in California, adults who tend to consume food considered unhealthy were also more likely to show signs of psychological distress than those who eat healthy.
For this study, there were over 240,000 phone surveys conducted across various parts of California. The surveys took place between the years 2005 and 2015. This was done through the... Read More
February 18, 2019
Check Out What Nutrition Topics Will Be At The Center of Attention This Year.
Every year consumers are bombarded with new food trends they feel they need to try because “everyone else is doing it.” People will try anything when it comes to nutrition from cutting carbs to swishing coconut oil in their mouths. However, are these the trends we should actually be trying? According to Nicole Pin, a Registered Dietitian, these are the five healthful trends we should be following in 2019.
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January 28, 2019
How Much Water Should You Really Be Drinking?
Water consumption is tricky. It makes up the majority of your body weight so, it is important to stay on top of your water intake. It varies from person to person and is dependent on a variety of factors. How much water you need to drink will depend on how much you exercise, your health, and your living environment.
Here are a few ways that water helps your body function:
Water flushes out waste from the body
Keeps skin, eyes, nose, and mouth... Read More
January 23, 2019
Find Out How To Perfect The Perfect On The Go Snack
Smoothies are a great snack or meal replacement for any time of the day. They are perfect for traveling or being on the go and they pack so many nutrients! However, it can be hard to find the right consistency of a smoothie, or know what ingredients to add to get the most nutrients.
Here are the steps to creating a great smoothie:
Choose a liquid base. This could be water, milk, non-dairy milk, juice, or chocolate milk
Choose your fruit.... Read More
January 8, 2019
Learn How To Build A Breakfast That Will Keep You Full and Focused All The Way To Lunch
While the wonderufl holiday season comes to an end, and new years resolutions coming into full swing, it is crucial to stress the importance of eating breakfast every single morning. Breakfast is the meal that kick starts your metabolism for the day, and tells your body that you are no longer in a starvation mode from when you were sleeping. When you do not eat breakfast, your body believes that it needs to... Read More
December 3, 2018
New Study Finds That There Could Be Hidden Ingredients In Your Supplements
A dietary supplement is defined as, “products taken by mouth that contain a dietary ingredient”. These dietary ingredients can include but are not limited to, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbs, and botanicals. The intention of a dietary supplement is to supplement the diet, because a person is not receiving enough of a particular nutrient or dietary ingredient from their food sources.
Recently, a study from the ... Read More
November 26, 2018
What You Should Eat this Holiday Season
As we make our way into the holiday season, it is good to keep in mind the produce that will be in season! When eating seasonally, you choose to purchase and eat foods around the time and place that they are being harvested. The Seasonal Food Guide explains that eating seasonally means fresher, more flavorful and nutritious foods. It also allows you to consume foods that are produced locally, so foods are not being transported long distances to be at your... Read More
October 23, 2018
Find Out What BCAAs Are and If They Are Necessary For Proper Recovery
BCAAs are a supplement that seems to be popping up all over the fitness industry, especially among people who are trying to gain muscle and weight. BCAAs stand for branched chain amino acids, and the branched chain refer to the structure of the amino acids. The three branched chain amino acids are leucine, isoleucine, and valine. Out of these three, the most essential is leucine because it has been known to stimulate protein... Read More