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Seasoning Your Food Without The Salt Let’s face it—we love salt. In fact, we equate salt with flavor. However, too much salt or sodium in the body increases your risk for developing serious medical conditions such as heart disease, high ...
There is nothing more satisfying than a sweet, scrumptious dessert. After all, it is even considered as the most important part of any meal. Too much sugar intake, however, can lead to cavities, obesity, diabetes, as well as liver damage and cancer. ...
The Truth Will Set You Free As more people are becoming health conscious, the number of food myths that going around the mill seem to be multiplying. Admit it—we’ve all heard some well-intentioned food advice from a friend of a friend ...
Calories play a big role in weight management. Our body only needs a specific number of calorie intake to maintain our weight—eating more than the needed calories can lead to weight gain. Your average calorie intake depends on your personal ...
Is there anything better to eat on a hot summer than a delicious, fresh salad? Today’s post offers our top tips for how to eat well during the summer months using fresh ingredients that are packed full of nutrition. Why Eat Salads? When many ...
Eating seasonally has many benefits, both nutritionally and financially. In America, we’re used to having access to what foods we want when we want them. While this can be convenient, it can also deter shoppers from the benefits of fruits and ...
For years now, research has been done on the benefits of sports drinks compared to the benefits of water when exercising. As the product of a billion-dollar industry, sports drinks are highly marketed and pushed as the go-to drink for activity. As ...
Water is essential to our survival and overall health. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that water composes up to 60% of the human body. Many health benefits are connected to drinking enough water. The benefits of drinking water include: ...
There is nothing like eating a spoonful of ice cream on a warm summer day or enjoying a nice bowl of cereal on a Saturday morning. However, dairy doesn’t sit well with everyone. If you are trying to eliminate dairy from your diet, it can seem ...
How Much Water Should I Drink Every Day? It’s so important to drink water—but you already know that! It’s one of the most frequently cited pieces of advice you’re likely to hear. Everyone from doctors to movie stars to health ...
5 Sources of Vitamin C A healthy diet includes plenty of vitamin C. As an essential nutrient required for the body to maintain and develop cartilage, blood vessels, and scar tissue, vitamin C plays an important role in your health. It also helps you ...
Christmas is the highlight of the year for people all over the world. Celebrating with family, reminiscing about cherished memories, and enjoying good food all makes for a wonderful time. A description of the holiday season matches a description of ...
Fall is upon us! And with the passage of the seasons, we can look forward to the best marker of time there is: seasonal food. Eating seasonally has recently become the “fashion,” and why shouldn’t it be? Naturally-ripened produce ...
Pregnant women face unique and heightened health concerns because their body’s resources are now spread to two living beings. One way that women can help manage these health concerns is through prenatal vitamins. Prenatal vitamins address the ...
For the vast majority of human existence, “seasonal eating” did not exist as a concept—it was simply called “eating” and there was no alternative. People ate what was in season because the earth naturally provided what ...