Eating a diet full of whole foods, including fruits and vegetables, ensures your body operates at its best. The recommended daily amount of fruits for adults is 1.5-2 cups, and 2-3 cups of vegetables. Sources share that only 1 out of 10 Americans actually eats the recommended amounts, with the rest of us needing to… Continue reading 10 Ways to Eat More Fruits and Veggies
There are a variety of sugar substitutes widely used in products today. They range from natural sweeteners to those that are artificial (although may be derived from natural components). While sugar substitutes may provide a way to enjoy sweet items with fewer calories, some people do experience negative side-effects from consuming the ingredients. Symptoms can… Continue reading Aspartame, other artificial sweeteners linked to heart issues
Herbs are a great way to add flavor to any food without loading up the meal with salt, unhealthy fats, or other elements that may work against your weight loss efforts. With rising food costs, many people are turning to growing and propagating herbs, fruits, and vegetables at home. It isn't difficult, but it never… Continue reading Tips for Growing Herbs at Home
We've shared over several posts the health risks that may result from obesity. Carrying extra weight can increase the risk of many complications related to your heart, vascular system, higher risk of diabetes, increased pain levels, and more. Medical providers often urge those with a higher BMI to lose weight to reduce potential health issues.… Continue reading Cardiovascular Fitness Impacts Health As Much As Weight Loss
We've previously shared how a diet that includes anti-inflammatory foods like vegetables, berries, healthy proteins and fats, and probiotics can improve your health. Very simply put, inflammation is when your body's immune system reacts to an irritant. That irritant may be a pathogen- a virus, bacteria, or fungi. An irritant may be external, like a… Continue reading Does An Anti-Inflammatory Diet Help Weight Loss?