How much protein should you have?

Proteins are essential to our body for a number of reasons. They are the building blocks for life! The body needs protein to repair and maintain itself.  Next to water, protein is the most abundant substance in the human body. …

To GMO or Not to GMO? That is the question…

Are you familiar with the controversy surrounding GMO and Non-GMO products? With the rise in obesity, health problems, environmental damage, violation of farmers, and consumer rights, how we are growing our foods is a major concern–especially when more than 60 …

Macronutrients: What Are They & Why They are Essential to Your Healthy Lifestyle

When teaching the concepts of creating a healthier lifestyle, we often teach, and you may often hear, the importance of understanding carbs, protein, & fat most often. The question is WHY? Well, we will tell you. Carbohydrates, fats and proteins …

DO YOU KNOW WHAT’S IN THE FOOD?

How many times have you been told to read your nutritional labels? Right–too many times to count. But here’s the deal, you read the label, come across these hard to pronounce & have no idea kind-of-words  and say to yourself …

The “Juice” on Fruit: What you don’t know could hurt you.

Fresh fruits are an excellent source of nutrition. They are packed with vitamins minerals, fiber, water, and some protein. More often, fruits are the first things we will choose to eat or are willing to incorporate in our diet, when …

What are Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids?

Omega-3 and Omega-6  fatty acids are essential fatty acids, which means that the body requires them but cannot make from other materials or fats. They play a crucial role in how your body’s cells function and have been shown to reduce …

UNDERSTANDING HEALTHY & UNHEALTHY FATS

Fats are essential for normal body function, some fats are better for you than others. Fat is a major source of energy and aids your body in absorbing vitamins. It’s important for proper growth, development and keeping you healthy. Fat …

What is Omentum?

“…overweight, obese, big boned, thick, “healthy,” big fine, husky, chunky, baby fat, etc….no matter what you call it- whether you lie to yourself or your love ones lie to you–your heart & organs KNOW THE TRUTH. What are you willing …

UNDERSTANDING SUGAR

Sugars are simple carbs, which means they require minimal digestion and act as a quick source of energy. They are naturally found in fruits and milk products, and in foods with added sugar such as sweets and candy. Whether the …

Fiber! Fiber! Fiber!

Fiber, also known as roughage or bulk, includes all parts of plant foods that your body can’t digest or absorb. Unlike fats, proteins or carbohydrates — which your body breaks down and absorbs — fiber isn’t digested by your body. …


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