Hydration is key… This is one of the most difficult questions to truly answer, as there are so many alternatives in play. Each person’s body is completely different, thus giving an unspecified certain amount of water to drink per day. Another huge element to think about is what foods and water-based beverages we are consuming.… Read More How Much Water Should You ACTUALLY Drink?!
Immune System Interacting with your Gut As you may have learned throughout your time in school, certain parts of the body interact with each other and as a result end up depending on one another. In this post, I will explain how the immune system interacts and intertwines with your digestive system to give you… Read More Your Gut & Your Immune System
USDA Recommended Diagram I’m sure many of you remember using the Food Pyramid in school back in the day. Well, in 2005, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) changed from the Pyramid as a whole and moved to a more modern approach, a Plate. It is called MyPlate, and it depicts a plate with… Read More What is MyPlate?
Don’t Go Back for Seconds Just Yet Most people eat their meals like they are actually starving. While this may feel normal, it isn’t normal for our bodies. Not to mention, it leads to one of the biggest contributors to obesity: overeating. Overeating can cause rapid weight gain, which many of us see annually during… Read More Overeating
What’s the Deal: Is pasta healthy or unhealthy for your diet? The one thing that most American kitchen pantry’s have is some form of pasta. Whether you make it home-made or buy it from your grocery store, pasta is a staple in most households. Now-a-days we see all forms of pasta – gluten free, vegetable… Read More Is Pasta Really That Unhealthy?
Garlic Lovers! For those of you who put garlic in every meal and just eat garlic because it is amazing, this post is specifically for you! And any home chefs that are interested in adding a gourmet ingredient to their next date night meal. There is a new garlic in town! Well, it isn’t new,… Read More What In The World Is Black Garlic?
Cooking Perfected – Two Must Have Home Chef Tools For those of you who are kitchen tool lovers and inspiring home chefs, I have a couple of my favorite products that I would like to discuss. They aren’t fancy, ultra-high-tech gadgets, but they are absolutely beautiful and well-used in my home, to say the least.… Read More Cooking Perfected – Two Must Have Home Chef Tools
Magnesium… are you lacking it? Although magnesium isn’t always looked at as one of the more important minerals to a healthy life, more than 300 enzymes and thousands of biochemical functions in the body say otherwise. Magnesium is in essence frequently treated as a deficiency instead of regulating before it gets to that level.… Read More Health Benefits: Magnesium
Foods to Avoid Before/During a Date – No Bloating Here! There are actually foods out there that cause more bloating than others. Knowing these will let you know which ones to avoid. This can be helpful on a day to day basis, but especially helpful on date-night or when you’re wearing a tight-fitting outfit. Not… Read More No Bloating Here – Foods To Avoid
What Foods To Consume & Avoid If You Suffer With Inflammation 1. Keep It Simple Although no diet is proven to cure or treat psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or other inflammatory conditions, you can choose foods that will help with it. Go for items that haven’t been highly processed. You want ones that are still close to… Read More Is Inflammation A Problem? Avoid These Foods