How does potassium affect our health? Potassium has so many health benefits and plays an important role in our health. –          It helps enhance muscle strength. –          It increases our metabolism, water balance, electrolyte and nervous system function. –          It prevents muscle cramping. –          It regulates the level of fluid function. –          It boosts heart health and enhances bone health. › Read more
When cooking at home, adding spices to your meals can give you added health benefits along with rich flavor for little calories. Take a look at everyday spices that you may already have in your pantry: Cinnamon – Controls blood sugar levels – Helps maintain insulin sensitivity – Powerful antioxidant – May have anti-bacterial and › Read more
During the fall and winter months, we reach for foods that are rich, hearty and warm, however those foods often come full of fat and calories. Try to keep it healthy this season without the fat, calories, and “holiday weight” by adding squash to your fall meals. Squash is actually a fruit (it has seeds), › Read more
Soft drinks, pop, or soda…however you call it, it’s all garbage. Soda contains little to no nutritional value and is filled with caffeine, carbonation, simple sugars, sugar substitutes and food additives (i.e. coloring, flavoring, preservatives) that all have a negative effect on your body. Here are some examples of the negative effects soda can have › Read more
  Hopefully you’ve had several chances to grill out this summer.  With a long weekend ahead, it’s common for people to grill.   As you head out to grill, it’s important to keep grilling safety in mind. Follow these simple tips to ensure safe and healthy grilling: Make sure that the grill is cleaned before › Read more
  Are you getting enough water? Seventy-five percent of the human body is made of water, so it is crucial for your body to stay well hydrated throughout the day.  Drinking proper fluids such as water are vital for a majority of our bodily functions—it helps with protecting our joints, maintaining organ function, transporting oxygen › Read more
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it is literally “breaking the fast” from while you were sleeping. Eating a good breakfast will speed up your metabolism and fuel you up to get you ready and focused for the day to come. When you sleep, your body digests all of the food that › Read more
When it comes to burning fat and having that lean muscular look that we strive for, it’s important to have a speedy metabolism, especially as we age. So you may ask, what does metabolism mean? Metabolism (metabolic change) is the set of life-sustaining chemical transformations within the cells of living organisms. The three main purposes of metabolism are: 1) the conversion of food/fuel › Read more
  Digestive or stomach issues? Constipation issues? Consuming more fiber may be the answer. Fiber is a very important part of our diet and aids in healthy digestion. Fiber is a special type of carb that can be found in whole grains, fruits and vegetables and is an important factor in removing waste products from › Read more
With so many nuts in the world, how do we know which ones are best for us? Nuts are typically very high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats which are healthy for you. Most popular and readily available nuts are: Almonds, walnuts, peanuts, cashews, macadamia nuts, pistachios, hazelnuts and pecans. There are many ways to incorporate › Read more
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