I loooove eating GREEN! It makes me feel fresh, healthy, and energized!
Eating green (literally green food) is more than just a health trend. Eating green means giving your body the best chance at a healthy life – long term! We all have heard that having optimal health is one of the most important assets in our life, and I think most of us would agree with that statement. Without good health, it’s more difficult to do and enjoy the things that we are passionate about, and do them to the fullest.
When you’re at the grocery store and looking at product labels, you may think “low-fat,” “light,” “reduced-fat,” “non-fat” are going to be your healthier options, right? Not so fast! The low-fat type version may seem like the heathier version, but quite the opposite is true.
“Just because a product is labeled ‘fat-free’ or ‘lowfat’ doesn’t mean it’s healthier or even lower in calories,” says Jared Koch, a nutritionist in New York and the founder of Clean Plates. “In fact, most lowfat or fat-free foods will have sugar and chemicals to make up for the loss in taste, which renders them poor nutritional choices.”
For this week’s “Misleading Monday” post, I want to address the differences between bottled juice and freshly extracted juice. I’ll be doing a post solely on the numerous benefits of raw juicing another day – because they are phenomenal – but for today I’ll be comparing bottled juice and raw (fresh) juice. 🙂 If you’re going to spend over $3.00 on what appears to be a healthy beverage, I want to tell you what’s in it, to see if it’s worth it!
It seems that in recent years, salt has gotten a very bad reputation – yet, the human body cannot live without salt. In fact, our bodies rely on it to help fight fungus, bacteria, and viruses. It’s important in the regulation of blood pressure, the proper functioning of the nervous system and brain cells, metabolism, digestion, adrenal function, and cell membrane permeability. It’s necessary to produce hydrochloric acid in stomach for digestion, reduces aldosterone (hormone released by adrenal glands to help regulate blood pressure) secretion in our endocrine (hormones that regulate body’s growth, metabolism, and sexual function) system, and it helps our body eliminate toxic substances by keeping them in solution. There’s so much more! However, not everyone realizes that there are different “types” of salt (refined and unrefined), and these differences will directly affect your health.Read More»
Do you have an excess of weight around your belly, hips or thighs that you just can’t seem to lose? Do you consume diet soda, chew gum, or use conventional toothpastes and mouthwashes? Do you substitute Splenda/Equal for sugar in your coffee or tea? If so, this post is for you.Read More»
We live in a world of modern nutrition. Almost everyone has tried one diet or another and calories, carbs, fats, proteins, restriction lists etc… plague the “health” market. Diet books are best sellers, meaning most people want the truth, but don’t know how or where to go to find it.Read More»