SUGAR 101

Sugar consumption has been associated with heart disease, autoimmune disease, diabetes, irritable bowel disease, chronic fatigue, candida, and many pain-related conditions. Sugar can inhibit the absorption of vitamin C into white blood cells, causing reduce immunity.  Sugar in all forms should be avoided, or limited as much as possible. This includes white and brown sugar …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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: …

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