Eating for immunity. While the concept may sound strange, it’s true! The foods we eat can have a huge impact on how our immune systems keep us healthy. How you ask? An astounding 80% of the body’s immune system is in the gut. In order for our digestive and immune systems to function best, a number of nutrients are required. Fats, carbs, protein, vitamins and minerals are all … [Read more...] about These Colorful Foods Improve Immunity
Trying to avoid a snack attack? Diabetics deserve simple, quick snacks that won’t spike blood sugar. Don't worry, we’ve got your back! Snack foods are usually highly processed. This means they often contain far too many calories, unhealthy fat, sugars, and sodium. These foods also tend to have little to no nutritional value. This combination is especially dangerous for … [Read more...] about Simple Snacks To Stabilize Blood Sugar
Breakfast, anyone? The answer should be yes! Starting the day off right is essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, especially for diabetics. German researchers recently reviewed a collection of study data on the impacts of breakfast on the body. Their findings were clear – skipping breakfast raises risk of developing type II diabetes! Yes, even if it’s only … [Read more...] about Skipping Breakfast Makes It Difficult To Manage Diabetes
It’s 2019 and you’re ready for better health. You’ve been putting time and effort into your diet. Grocery shopping for healthy foods, cooking more at home, and eating out less. Great job! A word of warning – if you aren’t snacking smart, your diet could be heading for disaster! Frequent snacking, especially on foods that lack any nutrition, can increase body weight. Not to … [Read more...] about Is Unhealthy Snacking Sabotaging Your Diet?
There are seemingly endless descriptors starting to pop up on the labels of our favorite foods. Some supermarkets are even creating entirely new sections in their stores which are fully dedicated to some of these labels. Let’s first define each product label ‘mystery word,’ then find which ones really matter, and which ones do not. The first is of utmost importance to … [Read more...] about Food Labels De-Coded – Which Words Really Matter?