Portion Distortion

Portion Distortion Knowing how much of something you should eat can be a hard task to achieve. A “portion” is how much food you choose to eat, whether in a restaurant, from a package or in your own kitchen. It’s the amount you put on your plate. A “serving” is an amount of a food,…

Starting an at Home Garden

At home gardens are becoming more and more popular. Why should you start an at home garden? Cost effective, fresh, healthy produce right in your backyard  Great activity to get kids involved with  Save money on herbs and spices  Provides physical exercise  If you are thinking about starting one keep reading for some tips and…

Gut and Brain Connection

Our Second Brain Have you ever heard of your body having a second brain? Maybe you have or maybe you are wondering what in the world I’m referring to. Our gut is our body’s second brain. Although referred to as our second brain, our gut can’t perform the same functions our actual brains do like…

Maximize Your Vitamins and Nutrients

Nutrients are required for just about every function that our bodies go through daily. Whether that be repairing and building, giving us energy, or running chemical processes. As such, it is important to make sure that the body has a reliable supply of nutrients. Including adequate nutrients in your diet is an important factor, but…

Pick Your Own Produce

Summer is the season for beach days and outdoor eating, but it’s also the prime season for juicy berries and crisp veggies. Healthy eating happens year-round and this is the perfect time to head out and visit a local Pick Your Own farm. Round up the family and head out to see where these delicious…

Enhance Your Drinks

Added sugars are present in many of the foods and drinks that we have daily, but they especially high in our beverages. The term refers to the additional sugar placed in food items to add sweetness or to preserve it. It spikes daily sugar intake and alters the way that naturally sweet foods taste. When…

Milk Alternatives

There are numerous reasons for someone to try a milk alternative. Maybe they’re lactose intolerant and want to enjoy milk without the painful side effects of an upset stomach. Or maybe they want to try out a plant beverage for the seemingly endless amount of health benefits that they have. Milk alternatives contain many of…

Food and Mood

Are you properly feeding your brain? Often people just associate food as something that influences our health – heart, brain, skin, eyes, immune system, digestive system. Although food does directly impact these aspects, food also has a great effect over our overall wellness. Food and nutrition go hand-in-hand when it comes to things like mood,…