Most supplements don’t work. They’re made from poor quality ingredients and are poorly absorbed. Learn how to buy and take supplements to save money, and get better results with your health and weight loss goals. [Read more…]
Plan ahead by packing snacks as needed to maintain even energy throughout your day. Although most people grab a granola bar, pretzels or something out of a vending machine, those processed products can leave you hungrier than before. Keep it simple by snacking on single-ingredient foods, such as fruit, nuts, and veggies. The less refined, the better. Make sure your snacks are balanced with quality protein, natural fats, and colorful carbs. [Read more…]
Unfortunately, inaccurate studies gave eggs a bad reputation for increasing cholesterol. To unscramble the myths, eating eggs may actually increase “good” HDL cholesterol while lowering the risk of blood clots, stroke, and heart attack. Eating cholesterol-rich foods has little effect on blood serum cholesterol levels. However, eating foods high in refined carbs can increase inflammation, triglyceride levels, and “bad” LDL cholesterol. [Read more…]
With 30 grams of complete protein per 3.5 ounces, this metabolism-boosting food is great for a protein-rich snack, easy lunch, or quick dinner. Chicken is a good source of tryptophan, niacin, selenium, vitamin B6, phosphorous and choline. Include dark meat for more B vitamins and select pasture-raised chickens for more omega-3s. Avoid anything fried or heavily processed, such as chicken nuggets or microwavable meals. [Read more…]
A much healthier, whole food alternative to satisfy a sweet tooth, fruits are free of the refined sugars and chemical concoctions found in most processed desserts. Fruits are filled with fiber that helps curb cravings and antioxidants that support weight loss. Enjoy fruit with healthy fats, such as nuts, to help to lower the glycemic load (GL). Opt for organic to reduce pesticides, especially for fruits that don’t contain an outer peel such as apricots and berries. Try these 10 fruits and 25 fruity desserts below to beat the heat while enjoying a delicious treat. [Read more…]
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Whether vacationing at the beach, playing 18 holes of golf, hiking with friends or walking the dog, you’ll want to know how you can soak up enough sun to get a healthy dose of vitamin D, without burning or damaging your skin.
There’s no need to shun the sun or cover yourself with sunblock from head to toe every time you leave the house. In fact, it’s better that you don’t. About one-fourth of Americans have borderline low levels of vitamin D. By learning these sun smart tips, you can benefit your body and get a peachy golden tan.
No matter the season, these delicious milkshakes provide a healthier indulgence to satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking a sweat in the kitchen.
Naturally sweet and packed with nutrients, these shakes are free of fattening refined sugars, artificial sweeteners, manmade fats and common allergens (gluten, dairy, soy, and eggs) found in most processed desserts. The ingredients used are mostly raw and unrefined to preserve nutrients that support overall health. Try one of the easy-to-prepare options below and you’ll be savoring each sip in no time!
Done properly, summer salads can be a great source of nutrients that keep you satisfied and energized without leaving you feeling overly full or fatigued.
Most salads are bland and boring with the same low-fat sugary dressings and chewy lean protein tossed with lifeless lettuce. Spruce up your salads, while benefiting your body by adding the flavorful ingredients below.
Whether hiking in Big Sur, swimming at Carmel Beach or golfing at Poppy Hills, you need healthy foods to keep your energy strong all day long.
Although most people grab a soda pop or granola bar, those insulin-spiking processed products can actually leave you thirstier and hungrier than before. By incorporating the five healthy nutrition tips below, you’ll learn how to stay hydrated and know what snacks to pack to energize your body for a fun-filled day.