Weight Loss

5 Alternatives to Sugary Drinks

In several posts we've shared information about the downfall of consuming too many sugary drinks, including fruit juice. From the increased risk of cancers, disruption to your gut microbiome, increased risk of all-cause mortality, consuming too much sugar (which can lead to a variety of health issues), and underestimating calories which can lead to weight… Continue reading 5 Alternatives to Sugary Drinks

Weight Loss

10 Ways to Eat More Fruits and Veggies

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

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Aspartame, other artificial sweeteners linked to heart issues

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

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Can the Foods We Eat Change Our Body Odor?

We've all been there. We've enjoyed a delicious, savory, flavor filled meal and then later realized we could smell ourselves. Or worse yet, somebody mentions we smell. . . different. Garlic breath. Asparagus pee. Pungent sweat. The truth of the matter is, it's just how our bodies break down certain foods. Whether it's bad breathe,… Continue reading Can the Foods We Eat Change Our Body Odor?

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Do Fat Cells Ever Go Away?

You've likely heard it more than a few times: follow this diet plan or that exercise program and watch the fat "melt away". Visually enticing, but impossible when it comes to actual fat cells found in the body. In fact, scientists have determined that from birth until the early 20s, the number of fat cells… Continue reading Do Fat Cells Ever Go Away?