Processed Foods 101

Processed foods and those containing artificial ingredients are best avoided. The processing component removes vitamins and minerals from the foods, diminishing their nutritional value. After the food has been processed, artificial ingredients and additives are then added to enhance its flavor, taste and shelf-life.Β  After long-term consumption these foods and additives begin to wreak havoc … Continue reading Processed Foods 101

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?