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Nutirtion

How to Thrive in Your 30s

As you enter into your 30s — and beyond — you’ll likely find yourself facing new challenges. In your 20s, you were in college, building the foundation of your career, dating, maybe finding the partner you want to spend your life with — but now? You’re beginning to advance higher in your career. You may…

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Why You Need Carbs to Build Muscle

When it comes to health and fitness, there is a lot of bad advice out there. There are two common misconceptions about body composition and diet: Decrease carbohydrates for weight loss Only increase protein for muscle growth However, these two rules of thumb are not absolute truths. Carbohydrates and protein are nutrients that both play…

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Whole30 vs. Paleo: Which One Is Better for You?

While we are well past the buzz of New Year’s resolutions, wellness culture and diet-talk still perpetuate on Facebook, Instagram, and essentially anywhere else people can promote it. Even if you have no intention of implementing new habits or changes (though you stand to gain a lot of value if you do), you’ve more than likely heard…

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What Should You Eat To Start Your Heavy Metal Detox?

In our daily lives, we are exposed to toxic heavy metals through the air, water supply, and food pollution. Considering their prevalence in our environment, researchers are raising questions about their impact on human health. In emerging research, scientists are now beginning to connect the dots. The growing body of scientific literature on heavy metals suggests…

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6 Label-Reading Mistakes to Avoid, According to RDs

 BY CASSIE SHORTSLEEVE MAY 23, 2019 Good nutrition sounds simple enough: Eat mostly foods that come from the ground, fill your plate with colorful fruits and vegetables and splurge only on occasion. But realistically, you probably find yourself confused when trying to decipher an ingredient list, label or packaging at the grocery store. If you’re confused, you’re far from alone: Some data suggests half of…

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The Health Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables

With the modern prevalence of cheap fast food and the standard American Diet, it’s no surprise that most Americans don’t hit the daily recommended intake of 2 to 3 cups of fruits and vegetables. However, nutrition-conscious Americans aren’t immune to it, either. The rising popularity of restrictive diets like the Ketogenic Diet and the Carnivore Diet may also…

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Can You Drink Too Much Water?

You probably can’t count the number of times you’ve been told to drink lots of water, stay hydrated, drink before you get thirsty, etc. — especially when you’re exercising. And at face value — and further — this is solid advice. Your body needs water to perform its basic functions, the sweat you lose when…

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What’s Better for Dehydration: Water vs Sports Drinks

Water makes up about 60% of your bodyweight and is the most important chemical in your body. It’s involved in everything, from regulating your internal temperature to protecting sensitive tissues and cushioning joints. Every single cell, tissue, and organ depends on proper hydration to function optimally.  When your body lacks enough water to function properly, it’s known as…

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Winter Brain Fog Is Real. Here’s How to Beat It

By Hannah Chenoweth | February 26, 2019 Research shows that cognitive performance declines during winter and early spring. Adopt these simple strategies to stay sharper than ever, no matter the season. It’s no secret that most people feel like hibernating in the winter, but new research reveals your memory may actually go into hiding during the…

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How Does Sugar Affect Your Brain?

Most of us are aware of the negative effects of eating too much sugar: tooth decay, weight gain, and diabetes all ensure processed sugar has a reputation for being bad for your health. But, what happens to your brain when you consume processed sugar? Why is sugar considered bad when your brain uses glucose for energy? In this…

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What Exactly Does Kombucha Do For You?

Drinking kombucha, it’s true, has become a bit of a fad lately. You can find this fermented beverage in most health food stores, farmers markets, and even your local grocery store. If you can buy it at the gas station, you can be sure it’s popular. Yet kombucha, however faddish, does have beneficial effects on your health.…

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Seasonal Reset

Author: atroughton89 The leaves are falling, the air is cooling off, and as much as I hate to admit it, winter is coming (or if you look outside this week, it feels like it’s already here). I like to think of the change in season as mother nature preparing to reset. In the fall she purges…

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Does a High Protein Diet Really Help with Weight Loss?

“High protein diet”, “eat 25g of protein with each meal”, “eat more protein” — sound familiar? If not, where have you been? By now in your journey toward greater health and fitness, it’s almost impossible to have not heard of high protein diets — ones like the Atkins diet,” “Paleo”, or “the Zone.” You may…

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Hemp Hearts – From Spartan

by Anne L’Heureux, R.D., L.D. Simple Hemp Heart Recipes Avocado Smashed Hemp Toast Ingredients 1 slice of your favorite toast ⅓ of a ripe avocado 1 Tbsp hemp hearts Dash of paprika 3 cherry tomatoes Optional: 1 egg Directions: Place bread in toaster. While it is toasting, mash together your ripe avocado and hemp hearts. Slice…

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How Dehydration Affects Your Body Composition

You’ve probably heard or read about how you can survive for weeks without food but that you can only survive for days without water. Your parents probably told you repeatedly when you were young to drink at least eight cups of water a day. Water is known to help cleanse out the toxins in your…

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PREPARE TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK ABOUT CALORIE BURN

Finlay Macdonald by Finlay Macdonald Ground-breaking new research makes it clear we should look beyond the immediate calorie burn of a workout, focusing instead on crucial longer-term benefits for body composition and metabolism. In this era of activity tracking, when we have instant workout data at our fingertips, it’s very tempting to judge our activity…

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