Introduction to Macronutrients

Introduction to Macronutrients

Macronutrients explain how our body gains energy through the food that we eat. Macronutrients are broken up into three parts: carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Discovered by Justus von Liebig in the 1860s, he opened the doors to other nutritionists and chemists around...
Antioxidant-Rich Foods

Antioxidant-Rich Foods

First and foremost, what exactly are antioxidants?  According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, “Antioxidants are man-made or natural substances that may prevent or delay some types of cell damage.” Adding onto this: “Examples of...
Effects of Too Much Sodium

Effects of Too Much Sodium

The FDA recommends that the average adult should consume less than 2,300 mg of sodium per day; however, reports from them say that the average person eats around 3,400 mg a day. To put this into another perspective—2,300 mg is equal to one teaspoon of table salt....
6 Indoor Hobby Ideas to Try

6 Indoor Hobby Ideas to Try

With the colder months quickly approaching and the sun setting sooner each day—we need to keep our minds happy. A lot of the time we sit in front of the television and binge watch shows but I invite you to try something new! To do something that isn’t your typical...
Foods to Avoid for Good Gut Health

Foods to Avoid for Good Gut Health

In a previous article, I covered why we should eat meatless once a week. Why? “Eating a plant based or a vegetarian diet can decrease your inflammation and chances of having a chronic digestive disease.” However, it’s not all about meat. There are dozens of foods that...
Easy Smoothie Recipes to Try

Easy Smoothie Recipes to Try

Smoothies are a great way to incorporate your recommended daily amount of fruits, vegetables, and protein. The thing that’s also amazing about smoothies is that they fit every sort of diet just by changing a few ingredients. So grab your blender and make one of these...