Nutrition

How to Put Together Gluten-Free Meals

One of the struggles of discovering that you have a gluten intolerance is then trying to figure out what you can eat and especially how to put your meals together. You no longer eat rice or pasta as a side, bread your chicken, have dinner rolls, or eat anything you want. Even if you were…

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Top 7 Vitamins & Supplements That Boost Energy Levels

  Don’t rely on that morning cup of coffee (or two or three) to give you a lasting boost in energy. Yes, the caffeine will stimulate you for as long as it lasts, but once it is gone, the heightened energy boost is gone too and you are back to where you started. To have…

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How to Follow a Whole Food Vegan Diet

  If you have been following a vegan or plant-based diet for a while, you might be getting used to grabbing convenience and packaged foods, or getting your vegan meals from the freezer section in your local Whole Foods. While this is fine just to be vegan, there may come a point when you want…

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How Can I Get Enough Vitamin D?

When we think of “vitamins,” we know they’re super-important for health. But vitamin D is special. It’s difficult to get enough vitamin D; vitamin D is, therefore, a very common deficiency. So, let’s talk about how much of this critical fat-soluble vitamin we need, and how you can get enough. The three ways to vitamin…

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5 Tips for Eating More Fruits and Vegetables Every Day

  We all know of the famous adage that goes, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Indeed, it holds true to its meaning when applied literally. Health expert agree that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables can help to control your weight or reduce the risk of many diseases such as hypertension, heart…

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Raw vs. Cooked – Which Contains More Vitamins and Minerals?

Let’s finally put an end to the debate of raw vs. cooked. Of course, in the grand scheme of a well-balanced, nutrient-dense, varied, whole foods diet, the cooked vs. raw debate isn’t that critical for most people. Where this can become a consideration is for vitamin and mineral deficiencies (or “insufficiencies”). These may be due…

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4 Healthy Snack Ideas to Bring to Work

  One of the most difficult aspects of sticking to a strict, balanced diet is keeping that balance when snacking at work. Long days at work often need to be broken up, and people snack to keep their energy levels up or often just to break up the day. While it can be quite easy…

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5 Reasons to Drink Green Smoothies

  While smoothies come in many different colors, depending on the ingredients used, some people swear by green smoothies. What makes a green smoothie their smoothie-of-choice? Let’s look at a few of the more popular reasons. Nutrient Dense While many smoothies use a combination of fruits, yogurt, milk and ice all blended together, green smoothies…

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Top 5 Superfoods to Add to Your Green Smoothie

  Smoothies make a great addition to any healthy diet. They are rich in vitamins, minerals, energizing sugars as well as protein depending on the ingredients used to make them. Blended fruit contains water as well, and thus can keep you hydrated. You can whoop up smoothies that are more nutritious by adding leafy green…

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6 Tips for Reducing Temptation to Eat Junk Food

  It’s a rare type of person who is never tempted by junk food. For the vast majority of people, temptation to eat junk food is something which occurs on a regular basis, whether it’s looking at TV adverts, passing your favorite restaurant or watching your friends order a calorie-loaded meal. Thankfully, there are some…

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