Category: Health FAQ

Help prevent disease: Consume enough antioxidants!

Antioxidants, found naturally in fruits, vegetables, nuts, and fish, help protect your body. They help stabilize free radicals, which are molecules that can cause damage to your cells that can lead to cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Eat a variety of berries, grapes, eggs, nuts, tomatoes, and peppers, which all contain antioxidants, to help protect… Read more »

Get Your Day Started with a Great Breakfast!

As we all know, a good and healthy breakfast helps jump start your day and gets your metabolism going. Here are some easy healthy breakfast ideas to get your engine running! Make instant oatmeal with almond milk instead of water. Toss in raisins or dried cranberries and chopped walnuts. Layer plain Greek yogurt with your… Read more »

Enjoy an Egg a Day!

The American Heart Association says it is okay for healthy adults to have an egg a day! Eggs are packed with nutrients that protect your eyes, brain, and immune system… and are rich in protein making them a great breakfast choice!

Natural Foods to Fight Water Retention

There are many reasons a person can be retaining water in their bodies. Most commonly water retention can be a by product of what we are eating, hormonal fluctuations and heat. There are also medical conditions that can cause us to retain water like high blood pressure or diabetes. If you are experiencing temporary water… Read more »

Tips for Dining Out

Everybody loves to go out to eat, but restaurant meals can have way more calories than you would ever expect! For this reason, making smart choices from the menu is crucial when trying to lose, or even maintain weight. When reading the menu, choose options that use steaming, grilling, or broiling as cooking methods. Avoid… Read more »

Raising Healthy Eaters from 3 to 18!

Food, nutrition and eating skills are among the most important things you can share with children. We are all very aware that this particular skill set is quite difficult even among nutrition professionals. Children can be defiant when it comes to eating well and teenagers can just be too busy. As a parent, grandparent or… Read more »

Do you know the dangers of belly fat?

Belly fat is composed of subcutaneous fat and visceral fat. Visceral fat is hidden deep down near your vital organs, making it dangerous. A waistline of 35 inches or more for women and over 40 inches for men increases your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type-two diabetes, colorectal cancer, heart disease, and sleep apnea.

The Health Benefits of Spinach!

Popeye clearly knew how important eating his spinach was and as a society we just bought into the idea that spinach is good for us and can make us stronger. Well, Popeye was onto something big and now we know just why spinach is one of the healthiest vegetables we can consume. Here is why:… Read more »

Are you eating too many empty calories?

A calorie is a unit of measure used to quantify the amount of energy a food or beverage contains. Your body uses these calories, or energy, to perform daily activities and even for sleeping. However, many individuals eat too many calories, especially empty calories, which leads to weight gain. Empty calories are from added sugars… Read more »

The Importance of Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is a nutrient that helps keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy and helps make DNA, the genetic material in all cells. Like all other B vitamins, Vitamin B12 is crucial for our metabolism to work properly and provide us with energy. However, there are unique properties of Vitamin B12 that separate… Read more »