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...