Category: Nutrition

Spring Superfoods

The first days of spring are upon us and hopefully the warm weather will be coming our way. Along with the usual spring flowers come a bounty of fresh foods sure to dismiss any winter blahs. Here are a list of 2014 Superfoods to help spring you forward and put a little hop in your… Read more »

Do you know how to feed your body as you age?

Many times older adults do not need as many calories as they used to due to a decrease in activity and lean body mass. However, it is still important to intake adequate protein, calcium, vitamin D, and B vitamins in order to stay healthy. Unfortunately, our bodies do not absorb calcium, vitamin B12, and vitamin… Read more »

Best Foods for Anti-Aging!

From your brain to your bones, what you eat matters, inside and out..As we get older, the body’s machinery begins to function a little less smoothly and we become susceptible to age-related and degenerative diseases. But there are certain foods that can help counteract the negative effects aging has on the body. Foods high in… Read more »

The two key components to a filling breakfast

Breakfast is an important component in kick starting your day. It can improve productivity, help you maintain your weight, and increase your mental clarity. The ideal breakfast is composed of a fiber-rich carbohydrate and a protein. Great fiber rich foods include fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Aim for 7 to 10 grams of fiber. Low… Read more »

What Foods Provide the Most Calcium?

Calcium is a mineral found in many foods that is necessary for the growth and maintenance of strong teeth and bones, nerve signaling, muscle contraction, and secretion of certain hormones and enzymes. It is nutrient that is vital for our overall health and wellness. There are many foods that contain calcium and the average healthy… Read more »

Foods that Fight the Winter Blues

Its been a very long winter and we all know that this weather can be very draining and make us feel a bit blue. What to do? Aside from finding ways to fix your problem, try these comfort foods to make you happy. The secret is in choosing foods rich in omega-3 fats, folic acid,… Read more »

How to Get Your Daily Vitamin D

With all this snow and overcast, it seems more and more clients are feeling the effects of this very harsh winter. Even if you live where it is warm, dark skies can also affect how one feels. During the summer, the body can convert sunlight from just 15 to 20 minutes of daily exposure into… Read more »

Let’s go nuts over almond milk!

With up to 35 % of people dealing with Lactose intolerance issues, it’s great to know that almond milk can be a great alternative to cows milk. Here are some benefits that almond milk offers making it a great dairy substitute: Works well with your weight management program: one cup of regular Almond milk contains… Read more »

How much sugar is in your drink?

If you are a soda drinker, or a drinker of any sweetened beverage, you are consuming an over-abundance of added sugar with no nutritional value. The average 12 ounce soda has 9 to 10 teaspoons of sugar and 140 to 160 calories. These extra calories can add up quickly if you are an avid soda… Read more »

Soothe your muscle soreness

Muscle soreness arises after beginning a new workout routine or upping your old workout due to microscopic tears forming in your muscles. Luckily, there are a few foods that may help combat this soreness! First, a diet rich in antioxidant foods such as cherries, blueberries or pomegranates helps relieve the soreness by acting just like… Read more »