October is one of my all-time favorite months, because the weather is getting crisper (but not snow-boot crisp) and the leaves are beginning to change. Do you know what else is going to change this month? Your fitness mindset. Read more →
Beach and seashore weather may be gone, but this time of the year brings its own special kind of healthy pleasures. I’m talking about apples. Dozens of varieties are available at supermarkets and, if you’re lucky, at nearby orchards. Apples are rich in a substance called quercetin – an antioxidant flavonol (part of the flavonoid family) — which is associated with a number of health benefits.*
Curious about whether a raw food diet can benefit your body and refresh your mind? Here are the basics.
If you’re new to gluten-free, you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and several other grains. For those with a condition known as celiac disease, ingesting gluten can mean big trouble. For others, gluten can lead to stomachaches and uncomfortable side effects. In the past decade, the prevalence of (and demand for) gluten-free food has been steadily rising. But it wasn’t until just recently that the label “gluten-free” on a food item was defined by the FDA. Read on to find out what it really means.
Turn back the clock to 10 years ago and say “Coconut oil.” Odds are that people would say “Huh?’ Now coconut oil has become one of the hottest food trends, along with all coconut-related products. Coconut oil ranks in the category of healthy fats. In order for your body to absorb certain types of vitamins, which are known as fat-soluble supplements, your body needs fat – and coconut oil is a great way to fulfill that need. Because it contains lauric acid, coconut oil supports levels of “good” cholesterol (HDL).
What’s one of the biggest buzz words in dieting? Almased! So what is it and how can it help you shed pounds? We’re glad you asked. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions:
Interest in omega-3s continues to grow, and for good reason. Omega-3 – an essential fatty acid found in algae and certain fatty fish, such as salmon, sardines and cod – has been scientifically associated with impressive benefits. These include the ability to support cardiovascular health, maintain healthy cognitive function, support healthy moods and even influence joint comfort and flexibility.*
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