Stress and Weight Loss – How Are They Connected?

Stress and Weight Loss – How Are They Connected?

Most people know diet and exercise influence weight loss … but do you know that stress and weight loss are also connected? Stress can lead to accumulation of visceral fat, preference for high-sugar and high-fat foods and can affect hormone levels. High stress...
The Dirty Dozen

The Dirty Dozen

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is vital for promoting optimal health. Fruits and vegetables contain nutrients, minerals, and fiber that are essential for the body to function at its best. According to the USDA, the recommended serving for fruit is 2 cups per day...
Seitan: A Healthy Meat Alternative

Seitan: A Healthy Meat Alternative

Seitan is a versatile meat alternative made from gluten, the protein found in wheat. It can be made using a variety of broths and herbs making it full of flavor. This alternative has a good texture, making it a great vegan substitution. Why should I choose Seitan?...
Saturated Fats – What’s the Right Amount?

Saturated Fats – What’s the Right Amount?

The Dietary Guidelines recommend keeping intake of saturated fats to less than 10% of total daily calories. Studies have shown that saturated fats can raise bad cholesterol and increase the risk of developing heart disease. Replacing foods high in saturated fat with...
Potassium – A Staple For Your Health

Potassium – A Staple For Your Health

Potassium is one of the three main electrolytes and third most abundant mineral in the body. It’s function is to assist in maintaining fluid balance. It also plays a role in heart and muscle contractions and supporting the nervous system.  Do YOU get enough of this...