Importance of Sleep By: Taylor Plattner Sleep. Something all of us wish we could get more of but so few of us get enough of. We all make excuses for not getting enough sleep, but did you know that sleep is absolutely crucial in allowing our bodies to function at their peak level? If everyone… Read more »
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Written By: Michael Nix For so long, all of us have heard about the many benefits of stretching and more recently foam rolling. Yet, for some reason, it is a practice that few use on a daily or even weekly basis. A reason for this lack of practice is often blamed on time. Many individuals… Read more »
There is not a child I know that could not spend a day eating just pizza , chicken nuggets, french fries and ice cream. Who could blame them? If left to their own devices most kids reach for whatever comes out of a bag or box. That is why it is up to us to… Read more »
Cayenne peppers, chili powder, cumin, ginger, and other hot peppers have been noted to temporarily increase your metabolism, therefore burning more calories and fat cells! This occurs due to the food increasing your body’s core temperature and therefore your metabolism!
As we know, men and women are different in all sorts of ways. We spend lots of time discussing women’s health in the media, especially when it comes to what nutrients are needed during pregnancy or protection from different types of cancers including breast cancer. However, men have special nutrient requirements as well in order… Read more »
The brain is affected by what you eat, just like your body is. There are many foods that can help preserve your brain health and therefore preserve your memory and cognitive ability as you age! These foods include omega-3 rich fatty fish, magnesium rich nuts, vitamin E packed flaxseeds, eggs, yogurt, and blueberries! Office for… Read more »
What can be more fun than ice cream on a hot day. Here are some varieties that won’t break your calorie budget. All portions are based on 1/2 cup serving or per bar: Dreyer’s Mango Fruit Bars: 80 calories Blue Bunny Sweet Freedom Fudge Ice Cream Bars: 60 calories Weight Watchers Divine Triple Chocolate Dessert… Read more »
Sunlight can damage your eyes throughout life, but eating the correct nutrients can help fight off the damage, macular degeneration, and cataracts. Fill your diet with Vitamin A, C, E, beta carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and omega-3s! These nutrients can be found in kale, spinach, carrots, bell peppers, eggs, and salmon…along with many other healthy foods!
Here are some ideas to keep you on track and still enjoy your barbecue. Lean Turkey Burgers Grilled Vegetables Broiled Shrimp Chicken Kabobs Vegetable Kabobs Baked Sweet Potatoes Quinoa salad with Almonds Grilled Fish Corn on the cob Vegetable crudités platter and hummus Homemade Guacamole Coleslaw with low fat dressing Frozen Fruit bars Strawberries… Read more »
Mushrooms are a great vegetable packed with nutrients and health benefits! They are filled with B vitamins, Vitamin D, Iron, Potassium, Copper, Phosphorus, and Vitamin C. Mushrooms are also low in sodium, low in calories and fat free! They make a great substitute in meat dishes to reduce your calorie intake.