In the world of nutrition research, we are still trying to figure out how nutrients are absorbed from our foods and how to get the most out of every meal for long-term health and longevity. What we have learned is, in many instances nutrients are better absorbed – or, more bioavailable – from foods than from dietary supplements. The hundreds of thousands of natural chemical reactions in our foods appear to be working synergistically throughout our digestion and absorption process. Read More
Making a salad at home is a simple, quick way to get your veggie intake for the day. Greens and other fresh-cut vegetables contain a variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants: fiber, potassium, calcium, magnesium, vitamins A, C, and K, and all your B vitamins just to name a few. But if you feel like the salad game is played out – you are not alone. Read along for some other options. Read More
The mature adult in you knows it’s best to eat a variety of vegetables to maintain your youthful glow and kid-like energy. But, let’s get real. Sometimes the thought of a plain old carrot stick or a plate of broccoli makes you want to, well… WAAH, you just don’t wanna! Those are the times when you shouldn’t think twice about indulging the baby inside of you. Be your own doting parent and sneak some vegetables onto your plate by hiding them in something delicious. Read More
For a lot of us, this (LONG) Winter season has served as a great opportunity to get back on our fitness schedules. I know for me, it was entirely too cold to venture “off-schedule” unless it was absolutely necessary. I went from home to work, hit the gym then went right back home. On weekends, I tried to do only things that were essential like grocery shop and the occasional visit with family.