Category: Nutrition

Nutrition
Rachel Fiske

Want to Lose Weight? Eat More Protein

Protein is incredibly important, and more people don’t get enough of it. If you are protein deficient, your health is likely suffering, along with your waist line. While the official DRI (daily recommended intake) of protein is .36 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight, many nutritionists and health experts agree that is quite low

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Healthy Living
Rachel Fiske

Beginners Guide to Supplements: The Basics

In an ideal world, the bulk of our nutrients will come from real foods. Whole foods that come from nature offer a myriad of minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and phytonutrients that a supplement simply can’t replace. However, in our fast-paced society, we aren’t realistically meeting our body’s nutrient needs 100% with diet, and some basic supplements can

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Healthy Living
Rachel Fiske

All About Honey (Is It Actually Better Than Sugar?)

There is some confusion in the health world when it comes to honey. Some claim that it is a superfood and others say it is no better than sugar.  In this article, we’ll clear up some of the confusion. Does honey have a place in your diet? And if so, where and how often? What is Honey

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Healthy Living
Rachel Fiske

Top 5 Healthiest Nutrition Bars

In an ideal world, we’ll get the bulk of our nutrients from whole foods that come from nature. Being realistic, this isn’t always possible. Sometimes, we need a healthy and quick snack to hold us over to the next meal, and nutrition bars are a common go-to. However, their quality varies greatly, and you are

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Nutrition
Rachel Fiske

Top 10 Reasons You Should Eat Cruciferous Veggies

The cruciferous family of plants includes broccoli, kale, cauliflower, brussels sprouts and cabbage, arugula, bok choy, collard greens, mustard greens, radishes, turnip and watercress. Most all foods on this list can easily be considered superfoods, and they should definitely be included in your regular diet. Cruciferous vegetables are often known in the world of nutrition as “super vegetables”

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Healthy Living
Rachel Fiske

High Calcium Foods (That Aren’t Just Milk)

Calcium is essential to our health, and you might be surprised to learn that it is more abundant in your body than any other mineral. It plays key roles in building healthy bones and teeth, not to mention heart health, muscular and nerve function. The DRI (daily recommended intake) is 1,000 mg. per day for

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Healthy Living
Rachel Fiske

Kefir: Better than Yogurt for Probiotics?

Fermented foods have received a lot of attention lately in the health and nutrition world, and for very good reason. The process of fermentation is one that occurs when the naturally occurring bacteria present in foods feeds on the starches and sugars, creating lactic acid. The end product of fermentation produces a food with increased,

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Healthy Living
Rachel Fiske

Guide to Sugar Substitutes

Most of us know about the dangers of a high sugar diet, but along with this knowledge has become an increase in the use of sugar substitutes. Unfortunately, fake sugars actually are certainly not healthier than the real thing; in fact, some are even worse. Read on to learn the real deal on sugar substitutes. If you are

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Healthy Living
Rachel Fiske

The Healing Benefits of Oatmeal Baths

Oats are considered by many to be the healthiest grain on the planet. They are naturally gluten free, packed full of fiber, vitamins and minerals, are relatively low in calories, and are absolutely delicious. Aside from the most common use for oats: using them as a hearty and healthy breakfast food, you might not know

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