RETHINK YOUR DRINK

BE AWARE OF THE SUGAR AND CAFFEINE IN YOUR DRINKS. Maximum Caffeine Recommended Daily: Children (7-9 years) 62.5 mg/day Children (10-12 years) 85 mg/day Adolesents (13-17 years) 100 mg/day Adults (18+) 280mg/day Gatorade Sports Drink 20 Oz.Β  Sugar: 8.5 teaspoons (34 grams) Caffiene: 0 milligrams McDonald's Sweet Tea (Medium) 21 Oz.Β  Sugar: 11 teaspoons (45 … Continue reading RETHINK YOUR DRINK

DO YOU HAVE BAD BREATH?

Halitosis, the transient bad breath that everyone develops occasionally, is usually a trivial problem caused by certain foods or drinks, smoking or poor dental hygiene. Often, a chemical in food is responsible. For exmple, bad breath can be caused by consumption of onions and garlic, due to their high sulfur content. Moreover, residues of wine, … Continue reading DO YOU HAVE BAD BREATH?

The Immune System

The Immune System defends the body from invasion and remembers every enemy it meets. Vitamins, minerals and proteins help keep this defenese system on the alert. The Immune System defends us agaisnt threats from both utside and inside the body. Most often, the external threats are infections caused by invading bacteria, viruses, and fungi, while … Continue reading The Immune System

Defining Macro and Micronutrients

Macronutrients are the calorie-providing nutrients your body requires in large amounts, including proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Micronutrients are required in small amounts and consist of water- and fat-soluble vitamins, macro minerals, and trace elements. The three categories of calorie-filled macronutrients - proteins, carbohydrates, and fats - are joined by a fourth zero-calorie macronutrient, water, and … Continue reading Defining Macro and Micronutrients

Vegan, Vegetarian, Plant Based – What’s the Difference or Are they the Same?

Vegan Exclusive plant eater, who lives solely on plant products and excludes all animal flesh, including that of poultry and fish, as well as any product made by an animal, such as milk and all other dairy products, eggs, gelatin and honey. Typically, vegans don't wear clothing or other items made with anima products. No … Continue reading Vegan, Vegetarian, Plant Based – What’s the Difference or Are they the Same?

Portion Control 101

Portion Control when Shopping: Purchase 100% juice in individual containers that keep your portion to eight ounces. Select individual portions of light entrees from the frozen food section. Buy snack foods that are already divideed into single servings so you are not tempted by the whole bag or box. Portion Control when Dining at Home: … Continue reading Portion Control 101