Diets

The Top Wellness and Self-Care Goals for 2020

With 2020 heading into full swing it’s more important than ever to reaffirm those wellness resolutions and begin to solidify healthy self-care habits into your routines. However, self-care and wellness are more than simply eating healthier and exercising regularly. In fact, there are some surprising things that you can start doing this year that you …

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You Are What You Eat: How Diet Can Help Men And Women Tackle Reproductive Problems

Diets have a certain connotation in the United States. Because more than one in three adults is considered to be obese in this country, the word is more commonly associated with weight loss. In actuality, it stems from the Greek diaita which means “a way of life.” When you think about the fact that what …

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Artificial Sweetener: differences between Splenda, Nutrasweet, Equal, Sweet’N Low

Artificial sweeteners (sugar substitutes) were originally created to help people lose weight and manage glucose spikes and lows in diabetes.  They were thought to be a great alternative.  Saccharin was the first artificial sweetener, accidentally discovered by scientists at John’s Hopkins. Artificial sweeteners typically marketed to many individuals seeking to lose weight. Artificial sweeteners allow …

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Carbs: How to calculate net carbs and good carbs vs bad carbs

Carbohydrates (carbs) are sugars that provide the body with energy.  Everyone needs carbs. They are necessary for good long-term health and brain function. It is best not to eat carbs that are highly processed (doughnuts, breads, bagels, and sweets). It is more beneficial to eat fresh, whole plant foods rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. …

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