Thursday, June 20, 2019

Nutrition

Whether you are looking boost athletic performance, slim down, treat a health condition or just trying to stay in good health, paying close attention to your nutrition is important. But it’s not always easy to figure out exactly what advice to follow. Between your family, friends and the internet, you’ve heard the exact opposite opinions about every food and diet out there. So, what is healthy? What’s not? To know for sure, you have to turn to the science, which is exactly what we do in our Nutrition Series. Browse the articles below to learn more about how your food interacts with your body and how you can build a healthier diet for yourself and your family.

Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables Ranked According to Nutrient Density

Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables Ranked According to Nutrient Density
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently created a list of foods that can reduce the risk of chronic diseases and named them "powerhouse fruits and vegetables" (PFV).  These are foods packed with nutrients that help fight diseases and maintain health. How were the Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables Ranked? PFVs recieved their ranking based...

Digestive Enzymes and Overall Health: Can Supplements Be Beneficial?

Digestive Enzymes and Overall Health
The Role of Enzymes in The Body An enzyme is a protein molecule that works as a biological catalyst to speed up chemical reactions in the body. To put that into perspective, the most enhanced biochemical reaction goes 1017 (one hundred quadrillion) times faster in the...

The pH of Foods and Its Impact on Your Health According to Research

The pH of Foods and Its Impact on Your Health According to Research
What Does pH Mean? If you want to understand how pH impacts your health, you need to know a few basic things about acids and bases.   From your science classes in school, you probably remember some of this.  (I actually took chemistry all the way to college level and never asked what pH stood for!...

How to Manage Your Immune System through Nutritious Foods

How to Manage Your Immune System
Understanding how your immune system works how to manage your immune system is crucial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Your immune system is your body's defense mechanism.  It consists of a complex network of organs and cells with the sole purpose of fending off viruses, bacteria or fungi that could harm you. There is compelling evidence that immune...

Increasing Energy: Discover the Top 5 Natural Energy Foods

Increasing Energy: Discover the Top 5 Natural Energy Foods
Most of us have a clear understanding that food is the body’s primary energy source.  Once consumed, it is broken down within the digestive system into either fats, proteins, or carbohydrates. After they have been broken down into their smallest forms, they are then transported throughout the body to take part in their respective metabolic...

Healthy Fats and the Omega 6:3 Ratio: Unexpected Ways They Affect Your Health

Healthy Fats and the Omega 6:3 Ratio
New research is showing that it's not fat itself that can be dangerous for your health -- its the type of fat. Here, Miranda, one of our resident nutritional scientists, breaks down what we now know about healthy fats and how to get them in your diet!

How to Improve Cognitive Function Through Diet

How to Improve Cognitive Function Through Diet
How to improve cognitive function?  A simple question that literally makes the supplement industry bazillions (that’s wayyyy more than billions, btw) of dollars each and every year.   But what does it even mean? Most people are aware that cognitive function revolves around certain aspects of mental performance, such as memory, learning, and problem-solving.   But what...

Top 5 Foods to Fight Insomnia and Improve Your Sleep Quality

Top 5 Foods to Fight Insomnia and Improve Your Sleep Quality
Did you know that you can rely on foods to fight insomnia and improve your sleep quality?   It is important to fight insomnia as soon as you notice it.  This lack of quality sleep can have a huge impact on your daily life if it goes on too long.  It can also have negative impacts on a...

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