Nutrition

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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Macronutrient Based Diets: What The Science Shows

With the abundance of macronutrient-based diets over the past several decades, from low carbohydrate diets to low fat diets, fats, proteins, and carbohydrates have become principal when talking about optimal diets. Scientists have begun comparing these types of diets to one another to determine which is the most effective. So far, the evidence has been…

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Tips to stop your soda habit

Anyone with an addiction knows how hard it is to overcome an unhealthy dependence. You may not be addicted to drugs, but chances are there are other things you can’t seem to let go of. Maybe it’s social media, a video game, or biting your nails. Many people don’t think of food and drinks as…

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Complex Carbs-Do I need them?

Have you heard someone mention “complex carbs”, and you wondered what they were talking about? Basically, carbohydrates are either simple or complex. At first glance, you may think that simple carbohydrates are better for your body. They are broken down simply, so doesn’t it make sense that these would be healthy for you? Actually, the…

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Do you know what’s in your fast food?

Hidden Ingredients! Fast food. It’s convenient and cheap and the kids love it. On busy days, grabbing a fast food meal can make life easier, but what’s the real cost of your drive-through dinner? While many fast food establishments have started to offer healthier options, fast food as a whole has a bad reputation for…

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Diet for Your Inflamed Bowels

Get relief from your IBD symptoms with the low-residue diet. While many diet plans are designed to help you lose weight, some are intended to alleviate symptoms of disease. One such plan is the low-residue diet. People with an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, or diverticulitis, as well as those…

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The biggest threats to your waistline that are hiding out in your refrigerator

Forget about your pantry. What’s in your refrigerator? Besides the milk, cheese, and eggs, you likely have dressings, deli meats, drinks, and hopefully a drawer of vegetables. While it’s easy to think of sweets, chips, and junk food as big “no-no’s” in the world of weight loss, many people overlook the diet-wreckers hiding in their…

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Weight Loss Tips from Around the World

What are people doing to lose weight on the other side of the globe? It’s not just people in your country who are overweight. There are people who struggle with weight gain all over the world. Maybe you’re tired of hearing the same old diet and exercise advice from your corner of the globe and…

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Don’t be fooled into thinking these foods are healthy

Grocery store shelves are lined with foods promising all kinds of health perks. “Low in fat,” “low in sodium,” “no high fructose corn syrup,” or “excellent source of vitamins and minerals” are just a few gimmicks used by the food industry to make you believe a food is healthy. People who don’t know any better…

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Food combinations that help you reach your weight-loss goals

Did you know it’s not just how much you eat or what you eat that helps you lose weight but also what foods you eat together? Nutrients work in collaboration and need each other to do their jobs. For example, vitamin C is needed for your body to better absorb iron from your food. Pairing…

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