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May 13, 2019

This is a highly controversial topic. Many people swear by fasting before they exercise, while others rely on eating a hearty filling meal to fuel their workout. There are pros and cons to both. While eating on an empty stomach may deplete our store of glycogen (the su...

May 13, 2019

We may already know that getting enough fiber in the diet keeps the digestive system healthy. But how much should we be ingesting every day? What are the best sources? What will happen if we don’t get enough? If we get too much? To answer all these questions, why don’t...

May 13, 2019

Are carbs really all that bad for you? Well, it depends. Those who consume too many carbohydrates without balancing them out with other nutrients such as protein, fat, and fiber, may suffer several drawbacks. To be completely honest, carbs are not BAD. In fact, out bod...

May 2, 2019

So many of us have converted to eating energy bars or meal replacement bars for a snack or dinner substitute. We live in a busy society, so naturally, we need something we can bring on the road that takes little time to prepare, can easily be carried, and still provide...

May 2, 2019

The temperature of foods during preparation and serving are super important when trying to keep our health in check. If we don’t cook or store perishable food items at the correct temperatures, we can easily get sick by risking food-borne illnesses, or food poisoning....

May 2, 2019

Oh-K! Vitamin K is a super important micronutrient in the body. Often called the “blood vitamin”, it is essential for proper blood cell clotting to avoid bleeding out. Fun fact, Vitamin K gets its name from the German word, “koagulation”, which is its primary function...

April 28, 2019

Vitamin A plays a critical role in your body. Its most classic function is keeping the eyes healthy to support proper vision. Additional roles of Vitamin A include maintaining the health of the cells, immune system, circulatory system, integumentary system, and reprodu...

April 28, 2019

For those of you searching for a lean, plant-based source of protein, beans are an excellent option! Legumes of all kinds pack in a substantial amount of fiber, most are usually low in fat, they provide complex carbohydrates, and they contain a hefty amount of protein...

April 28, 2019

Don’t underestimate the power of fish in the diet! This mighty seafood has more benefits than you might realize. Eating fatty fish will help strengthen your mental function, vision, and heart. Multiple studies have been conducted on the relationship between improved br...

April 28, 2019

Go nuts for nuts! Nuts serve as an excellent snack, make delicious butters, go great in salads, and provide ample amounts of energy. While most types of nuts offer relatively the same nutrient content, some are higher in fat, while others may be higher in fiber or prot...

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