Archive for the ‘Nutrition’ Category

How Many Vegetables Are Needed?

The amount of vegetables you need to eat depends on your age, sex, and level of physical activity. Recommended total daily amounts are shown in the first chart. Recommended weekly amounts from each vegetable subgroup are shown in the second chart.  *These amounts are appropriate for individuals who get less than 30 minutes per day of moderate physical activity, […]

The Many Benefits of Breakfast

The meaning of the word “breakfast,” is to break the fast between dinner and the meal eaten after a person wakes up the next morning. If you think about the amount of time spanning between dinner and breakfast, the meaning of the word is very fitting. For most people, it can be up to 12 […]

FAQ’s About Organic Foods

Conventional vs. Organic Farming The word “organic” refers to the way farmers grow and process agricultural products, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy products and meat. Organic farming practices are designed to encourage soil and water conservation and reduce pollution. Farmers who grow organic produce don’t use conventional methods to fertilize and control weeds. Examples […]

Why Superfoods?

What is Superfoods? Superfoods are a special category of foods found in nature. By definition they are calorie sparse and nutrient dense meaning they pack a lot of punch for their weight as far as goodness goes. They are superior sources of anti-oxidants and essential nutrients – nutrients we need but cannot make ourselves. List […]

Why is Fried Food Unhealthy?

It is important to understand the reasons why fried food is unhealthy so that you can make the best meal choices.   Why Do Fried Foods Have So Many Calories? When you submerge or coat any kind of food in oil, it will automatically double or triple in caloric value. Oil will cause the fat […]

GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) Explained

What is GMO? Generally speaking, the term “GMO” (Genetically Modified Organism) refers to food crops that have been reformed or altered (genetically) by utilizing a variety of scientific procedures. In other words, scientists putting food genes through processes by means of providing them with ‘new’ and/or ‘boosted’ features. The GMO process is all about making money – creating […]

How Can I Stop Drinking Soda?

Why stop drinking? Make Up You Mind – You have to make to make up your mind to give it up. Even if you’re just trying to cut back on your soda consumption, it can take a firm commitment to make it happen. Switch to Diet Sodas – Gradually make the switch to diet sodas. […]

Being a Vegan

With a positive attitude, a desire to make a change in a healthy direction, and some diligence in grocery aisles, it is possible to discover a whole new world (possibly a better one) and receive a multitude of physical, mental and emotional benefits (not to mention financial savings!). The vegan diet is appropriate for all […]

Adding Vegetables to Your Diet

Increasing vegetable intake is one way you can change your diet to improve your health and promote weight loss. Vegetables provide various essential vitamins and nutrients that bodies need to work properly every day. How to Add Vegetables to Your Diet: Try to include 1 or 2 vegetables in every meal or snack you eat […]

Reasons to Drink Water

Top 11 Benefits of Drinking Water Lose Weight Natural Remedy for Headache Look Younger with Healthier Skin Better Productivity at Work Better Exercise Helps in Digestion Less Cramps and Sprains Less Likely to Get Sick and Feel Healthy Relives Fatigue Good Mood Reduce the Risk of Cancer Harmful Effects/Symptoms of Dehydration Dry, sticky mouth Sleepiness […]