Why you should NOT eat Baby Carrots

Written by: admin Date of published: . Posted in Blog, Diet, Nutrition

Start The Path To A
Healthier Life

Contact Us Today

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message

Why you should NOT eat Baby Carrots


Baby Carrots
As we all know Carrots are one the best foods we can eat, but here’s a really important question for you…. Do you know where “baby carrots” come from? They don’t come out of the ground looking the way they do when you get them in the neat little zipper-locked baggies you find in the grocery store. What happens during the harvesting is that, a number of the full-sized carrots that get pulled from the ground break in the process, or they may be deformed, or “runts” (not big enough).

Eat Your Carrots

Written by: admin Date of published: . Posted in Nutrition

Start The Path To A
Healthier Life

Contact Us Today

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message

Eat Your Carrots


Eat Your Carrots

In a study done by the Institute of Food Research in Norwich, England it was found that beta-carotene increases the number of MHC II proteins in the blood. This MHC II proteins can detect cancerous cells and trigger the body’s immune system to attack the cancer. It was also proved that the benefits from beta-carotene supplements can last for weeks after they are taken.

It’s Summer and Farmers Market Time Again

Written by: admin Date of published: . Posted in Allergy, Food Cravings, Good Health, Kids, Nutrition

Start The Path To A
Healthier Life

Contact Us Today

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message

It’s Summer and Farmers Market Time Again


It’s Summer and Farmers Market Time Again

Summer is a great time to enjoy the sunshine, cookouts, swimming pools, and an abundance of fresh, tasty produce! A growing body of research shows that fruits and vegetables are critical to promoting good health. According to the Center for Disease Control, people who eat generous amounts of fruits and vegetables “are likely to have a reduced risk of chronic diseases,” including stroke, diabetes, some cancers, heart disease, and high blood pressure (www.cdc.gov).

Health Benefits of Eating Fish

Written by: admin Date of published: . Posted in Blog, Good Health, Nutrition

Start The Path To A
Healthier Life

Contact Us Today

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message

Health Benefits of Eating Fish

The health benefits of fish are widely publicized in the media, and you’ve probably heard about the importance of getting more omega-3 fats (fish oil).

Eating oily fish like salmon or taking fish oil supplements can lower your blood triglycerides, raise your HDL cholesterol (the “good” cholesterol), lower your blood pressure, reduce inflammation, protect you from heart disease, and improve your mood. Fish oils may also be beneficial in cancer prevention.

Secrets to Being a Healthy Snackaholic

Written by: admin Date of published: . Posted in Blog, Good Health, Nutrition

Start The Path To A
Healthier Life

Contact Us Today

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message

Secrets to Being a Healthy Snackaholic


Secrets to Being a Healthy Snackaholic

Do you know that the average American consumes almost 25% of their daily calories from snacking? In fact, snacking is the leading cause of childhood obesity. Fortunately, it is also the easiest habit to change. By addressing WHAT snacks you are eating, you can greatly change the quality of your food intake. Keep these snacking tips in mind to maintain a health-conscious diet:

  • The size of the snack should be the right size- less than 100 calories is a good guide.
  • Pick foods that are low in fat and sugar and high in fiber and water. Ex: an apple is better than a bag of chips.
  • Aim for fruits, vegetables, and whole-grain snacks.
  • Try to eliminate foods and drinks that list sugar or corn syrup as one of the first ingredients.
  • Put snacks in small plastic containers or bags so they are easy to carry in a pocket or backpack. Putting snacks in containers helps you eat the right size portion.

Go Nuts!

Written by: admin Date of published: . Posted in Blog, Good Health, Nutrition

Start The Path To A
Healthier Life

Contact Us Today

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message

Go Nuts!


The Health Benefits Of Nuts

Did you know there are numerous health benefits from eating nuts and many seeds?
Nuts and seeds can make a great addition to a whole food, heart-healthy diet. Nuts like almonds, pecans and walnuts are one of the best plant sources of protein, and they’re rich in fiber, phytonutrients and antioxidants such as Vitamin E and selenium. Nuts are also high in plant sterols and Omega 3 fats, which have been shown to lower LDL cholesterol. These bite-sized super foods help you control your weight, protect your hearts and improve the health of your cells!

Get to Know Your Microbiomes

Written by: admin Date of published: . Posted in Blog, Good Health, Immune System, Nutrition

Start The Path To A
Healthier Life

Contact Us Today

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message


Get to Know Your Microbiomes


Get to know your Microbiomes

It’s all about your body’s eco system and what you can do to help keep it balanced.

OK so what are microbiomes? They have been just recently discovered and they are a collection of over 1 trillion microbes that are living throughout your body. These microbes are found in your skin, nasal passages, mouths and mostly in your digestive system.

Food Cravings the Reasons We Get Them and How to Control Them

Written by: admin Date of published: . Posted in Blog, Food Cravings, Nutrition

Start The Path To A
Healthier Life

Contact Us Today

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message


Food Cravings the Reasons We Get Them and How to Control Them


How To Control Your Food Cravings

We all suffer from food cravings from time to time. It can be a challenge to say no to sweets, desserts and high calories foods. Did you know that food cravings come from the brain? Hunger comes from the stomach and cravings come from the brain. Binge eating comes from millions of years ago when our ancestors would eat whenever possible as much as possible. They would store excess calories so when there was no food available they could survive. Unfortunately today it’s making us sick and fat. Did you know your mood plays a big part in food cravings? You crave high calorie foods such as fats and sugars because it gives you a fast burst of energy. Certain foods make us happy and when you’re struggling with life and become depressed these foods will bring happiness.

Think Salt if you want to be Healthy!

Written by: admin Date of published: . Posted in Blog, Nutrition

Start The Path To A
Healthier Life

Contact Us Today

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message


Think Salt if you want to be Healthy!


natural salt

If you pay even a little attention to mainstream media, you are told that a healthy diet means eating foods that are low in bad fats, sugar, salt and limiting processed foods that are laden with all 3.

I totally agree! When it comes to processed food, bad fats, sugar, and salt are bad news. Not to mention the ridiculous amounts of refined sodium in restaurant foods. However, there is a HUGE difference between how our bodies respond to processed table salt versus mineral-rich, naturally harvested salts.

We have feared salt for so long that the thought of any salt being healthful can be a tough one to wrap your head around. Think about salt like sugar. Processed, white sugar or high fructose corn syrups has been stripped of all its natural vitamins and minerals, which makes it a “fake food” and unhealthy for human consumption.