Plant-Based Diets – The Benefits and Potential Challenges

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Plant-based diets are quite popular these days because of their numerous health benefits. But plant-based diets also have a number of potential challenges which need to be addressed. Let’s explore the pros and cons of plant-based diets. Plant-based Diets – Vegetarianism versus Veganism Before beginning, let’s clarify the difference between the two most popular plant-based diets – vegetarianism and veganism. …

Paleo – The Do’s and Don’ts

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The Paleo Diet, also known as the Stone Age Diet or the Caveman Diet, seeks to copy the diet of our ancestors the hunters and gatherers. The theory behind this diet is you are eating healthy and delicious foods – essentially those you can hunt or gather – and the result is a healthier, leaner you who is less prone …

Micronutrients: Looking at Vitamins, Minerals, Enzymes, and Co-factors

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Micronutrients are the nutrients your body needs in small quantities to maintain good health. Macronutrients include vitamins and minerals which aid in the production of enzymes, proteins, hormones, and other products your body needs to sustain health and wellness. Micronutrient deficiencies can cause a number of health issues for children and adults. Only naturally occurring vitamins and minerals deliver the …

Macronutrients: The Lowdown on Carbohydrates, Protein, and Fats

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You’ve probably heard the term ‘macronutrients’ and you may or may not have a solid understanding of what macronutrients are – but just in case – let’s get the lowdown. Macronutrients are the nutrients your body needs in fairly large amounts to stay healthy and function normally. Carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are all energy-yielding macronutrients. Carbohydrates Carbohydrates are often the …

De-junking Your Kitchen

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De-junking your kitchen can mean many things. In this instance, it refers to the overhaul of your kitchen to meet your health goals. Are you ready to make some hard choices now? This de-junking adventure isn’t going to be easy, you’ll be tossing out some foods you currently love and replacing them with items you may not be so sure …

Eating Healthy On The Go In Your Day-To-Day Life

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Healthy eating meal plans are a way of life that can change your life for the better. Eating healthy day in and day out can help you lose weight, gain energy, and feel happier and more confident.. Here are some tips to help you eat healthy, even amid your active lifestyle of raising a busy family and succeeding at a …

Healthy Snacking That Satisfies

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Healthy snacking keeps you feeling full, gets your metabolism revving, stops your cravings, and helps you get fit. With healthful snacks, you get enough calories so your hunger is satisfied, filled with whole grains, fiber, protein, and nutrients, all with less fat than processed options. Let’s explore some of the best options to keep you snacking healthy and your hunger …

Raw Foods and Superfoods – Eating Healthy While Traveling

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Long trips restrict our circulation and new foods upset our digestive tract. When traveling, it often seems that sticking with a healthy diet while on holiday is more hassle than anything else. The truth is, keeping to your healthy raw foods and superfoods can help you avoid many of those dreaded travel difficulties and allow you to enjoy a healthy …

Coffee – Healthy or Not So Much?

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Nearly everyone can agree, the aroma of fresh, hot coffee brewing in the morning is one of the best smells in the world. It’s true, from coffee aficionados to coffee naysayers, everyone enjoys the scent of coffee. And whether you enjoy a single cup in the morning or indulge all day, you’ve probably found yourself caught up in the often-heated …

Is Comfort Food Really Comforting?

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Comfort foods, as soon as the words are uttered, everyone pictures their favorite and most begin salivating at the thought. Whether your go-to comfort food is indulgent ice cream, crispy crunchy fried chicken (fried anything, right?), or creamy macaroni and cheese, comforts well are comforting. Or are they? Recently, science has taken an interest in so-called comfort foods analyzing every …