Nutrition

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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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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