Nutrition

Stevia: How Sweet it Really is

Stevia: How Sweet it Really is

Q: What is stevia? A:  Stevia, or Stevia rebaudiana specifically, is an herb in the sunflower family. Stevia extracts are known to be incredibly sweet, having up to 300 times the sweetness of sugar. So, it’s no surprise that it’s commonly ...
Five Hazardous Food Additives to Avoid

Five Hazardous Food Additives to Avoid

In a world filled with convenient, packaged foods and quick, ready-to-eat meals, it’s important to remember that what seems helpful can actually sometimes be harmful. Food additives can create bright, enticing colors, preserve ingredient freshn ...
Are You as Fit as You Think?

Are You as Fit as You Think?

Just when you thought you had mastered the fine art of fitness, something new comes along. Every year a different dance-style-turned-cardio-class is born that you have to try, or maybe your tacky Timex has become obsolete because it can’t draw ...
4 Worst Foods For Your Skin

4 Worst Foods For Your Skin

Taking good care of your skin means treating it to the very best, chemical-free cosmetics and topical products, of course. But because your skin can be a reflection of your internal health, being mindful of what goes into your body is also crucial. L ...
Eat More Magnesium!

Eat More Magnesium!

Magnesium is a mineral that’s essential for more than 300 different functions within the body, from bone formation and nerve function to muscle contraction and protein production. Back in 2000, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surv ...
6 Skincare Mistakes You Might Be Making

6 Skincare Mistakes You Might Be Making

Nobody’s perfect. And with all the advice floating out there about skincare, it’s hard to know what you should and shouldn’t be doing. We’ve gathered up the 6 most common skincare sins – with some tips on how to avoid th ...