Is The “Rule of 80/20” For Nutrition & Exercise A Myth?

You may have heard that abs are made in the kitchen… Or you may have eaten an extra piece of dessert because you exercised that day, so you feel like you “earned” it dammit! In order to see results at the gym, lose weight or even maintain overall health, we’re told that it’s an 80/20…

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Sulfites: What Are They And Do They Harm Us?

Sulfites refer to a group of chemical ingredients that are added to processed foods and drinks mainly to serve as a preservative. Sulfite-containing ingredients can go by several names, including: ·      Sulphur dioxide ·      Sodium sulphite ·      Sodium metabisulfite ·      Calcium sulphite ·      Potassium hydrogen sulphite Sulfites are used to prevent browning/preserve color of foods,…

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Cardio vs. Resistance Training: Do You Really Need to Do Both?

When it comes to exercise, there has long been a debate about which type is best. Is CARDIO the gold standard? Or do the benefits of RESISTANCE TRAINING far outweigh those of cardio? While both forms of exercise provide huge benefits for your health, the choice depends entirely on your goals. So, we’re going to…

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Autoimmune Diseases – What are they? Who gets them

The immune system is your body’s protector against germs and viruses that can make you sick. Immune system action involves lots of complicated pathways, but in general, it works through the production of antibodies. Antibodies are produced to “fight” and rid the body of foreign invaders. But what happens when the immune system isn’t in…

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Are You A Chocolate Lover?

Although it seems too good to be true, dark chocolate can actually be good for you! When consumed the right kind and in moderation, this delicious treat has some powerful health benefits.  Here are three of the major reasons to indulge: 1. It can help prevent heart disease:  Similar to tea, dark chocolate contains flavonoids, which…

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Do Broccoli and Kale Deserve the Desired Superfood Status?

Broccoli and kale are often touted to be “superfoods.” And, yes, they really are amazingly healthy for you. If you’re wondering what exactly is in these green powerhouses that makes them so “super,” I’ve dived into the research to give you some nerdy reasons to make these a staple in your diet. To start, they’re…

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Prebiotic – What Is It and What You Need To Know?

“Pre”biotics? Yes! They’re the food that we feed our probiotics, the friendly gut microbes that are oh so important for good health. Our gut microbes are alive, and they need to eat too. Their favorite foods are called “prebiotics” and include dietary fiber and resistant starch. The same fiber that keeps us feeling full slows…

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What to Eat for Healthy Skin

There are so many things that can go wrong with the skin: dryness, redness, blemishes, etc. Healthy skin is a reflection of internal health. There are many creams and cosmetics to put on top of your skin. But, there are also lots of things you can do to nurture and nourish your skin to better…

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Can This Mineral Help You Boost Your Immune System?

You need a daily dose of minerals for a healthy body and mind. Calcium, Iron, Copper, Magnesium, Manganese, and Zinc are essential for the effective functioning of numerous bodily functions. They maintain a healthy heart rate, develop strong bones, produce hormones, and increase brain function.   Did you know that ZINC is the second most…

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Love Butter? Here Is a Healthy and Tasty Alternative

If you want to add a great aroma, soft and creamy texture, and bring out the flavors in your food, you just need to add one additional ingredient in the mix, butter. From a condiment to the core ingredient in several cooking processes, butter is a staple in every kitchen! However, like all wonderful things…

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