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
July 17, 2017
Find Out How Easy It Is To Adopt The Mediterranean Way Of Eating
With the summer months upon us, many people find themselves back in the rut of the typical diet. Low-carb, low-fat, no sweets, the list goes on. But, what if there were a way to stay healthy and happy all year long, without getting sucked back into dieting every time summer came around?
Here is the answer: The Mediterranean Diet! Even though it has diet in the name, this way of eating is the farthest thing from a regular diet.... Read More
June 29, 2017
Find Out How to Make Easy and Healthy Veggie Burgers!
More and more people are making the switch to vegetarian, meaning that more people are learning what it means to be vegetarian. There are many different types of vegetarian diets, including Pescatarians (eat fish), Lacto-Ovo Vegetarians (eat dairy and eggs), and Vegans (no animal products).
This being said, you might not know how to accommodate vegetarians at a BBQ this summer, and here is how: veggie burgers! Veggie burgers come in many... Read More
June 14, 2017
Check Out These Healthy Summer Recipes!
Now that summer has arrived, it is time for new and exciting recipes. Recipes that are quick, easy, and can cool you off when it gets too hot!
Check out this list of summer recipes:
Carnitas Burrito Bowls from Fit Foodie Finds
Grilled Sweet Potato Pizzas from Fit Foodie Finds
Sundried Tomato Pesto Pasta Salad from The Healthy Maven
Orange Strawberry Avocado Salad from Ambitious Kitchen
Pumpkin Seed and Avocado Pesto Chicken Salad Sandwiches from... Read More
June 12, 2017
Find Out Why You Should Be Eating Prunes Everyday
Most people probably think that prunes aren’t something that everyone needs to eat. Usually they are thought of as a snack for your grandma or grandpa, and not for you. Well, think again.
Recently, researchers at Tufts University ranked prunes as the #1 antioxidant rich food. Antioxidants protect against damaging free radicals in the body, which have been proven to cause clogged arteries, cancer, and other long-lasting conditions (Harvard).... Read More