Did you Know... Did You Know? Not only do nuts make satisfying snacks, they also add a variety of flavors and textures to a dish. Studies have shown that some nuts, like almonds, pistachios, peanuts, [...]
When you pick up a new food in the grocery store and look at a nutrition label, where do your eyes first land? Do you instantly look at the calories or grams of carbs, protein and fat per serving? You’re not alone. We often choose foods based solely on their macronutrient content (carbs, protein and fat) without thinking much about what micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) they provide. Find out more about micronutrients and what role they play in your bodies health.
With so many diets and quick weight-loss promises on the market today, it's hard to remember what a healthy diet really looks like. Start here with the basics of good nutrition. If you have ever wondered about food and nutrition how your body uses it, then read on. In this series, we'll give you some basics of food nutrition to help you make the best choices to improve your health and nutrition as you lose weight.
Today we’re talking calories and just how they add up to pounds, kilos or stones.
Continuing with our Nutrition 101 series, today we’re talking carbohydrates! Carbohydrates are found in pretty much everything – From the very good for you fruits and vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds and dairy, to the not so good for you sweets, soda, the list goes on.
Whether you’re wanting to lose weight, gain muscle, recover from a tough workout, feel more satiated at mealtime or simply maintain good health, eating adequate amounts of healthy sources of protein is important. Find out what part protein plays in helping you maintain a healthy weight.
You may remember the low-fat/high-carb craze back in the 1990s. Butterless bagels were consumed with reckless abandon and reduced-fat cookies, crackers and chips occupied most of the prime real estate on grocery store shelves. Thankfully though, the field of nutrition has recovered from this misunderstood fat-phobia due to more recent research that’s shown certain types of dietary fat can actually improve our health, lower our risk for heart disease and the function and development our brains. Find out how fats are used in the body and how to add the healthier versions to your diet.
Start by thinking about the basics of diet and nutrition again, and part of your everyday life. It won't be a diet, it won't be a fad, and it definitely won't be temporary. It will be your new healthy lifestyle, and when you think, "What's for dinner?" the answer will naturally be a healthy choice.
You probably know that fiber is important to good health, but do you know if you are getting enough? Even with the availability of fiber rich foods to choose from, Americans don't eat enough . [...]
Why Is Water So Important To Our Health Water is fundamental to all life on Earth and clean water is essential to our health. We can survive without food for about 5 weeks, but our lives would end in 3-5 days without water.
Losing weight is a huge accomplishment, but there are so many personal health milestones that can’t be measured in pounds. These Accomplishments are called Non-Scale Victories. Here’s a short list comments of non-scale victories people have experienced during their weight loss journey.