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Shop Smart. Eat Healthy.

If eating healthy was a job, good grocery shopping skills would be at the top of the list for required qualifications.  Yet, what makes a good shopper, and what are the benefits of shopping smart? Avoid grocery shopping when hungry.  Oftentimes, we tend to crave unhealthy foods (something quick and easy) when we are hungry…

The Not So Sweet Truth

Do acesulfame potassium, aspartame, saccharin, and sucralose sound like familiar ingredients to you?  If not, does Sweet’N Low or Splenda ring any bells?  It’s easy to get tricked into thinking these sweeteners are “zero calories, zero problems” but that couldn’t be further from the truth.  Artificial sweeteners offer a zero calorie appeal, but in return they…

How to Read Nutrition Labels

We can’t overemphasize enough how important it is to read nutrition labels because you should know exactly what you’re putting into your body. Make sure to look at the serving size. Most labels can be very misleading making the apparent “only 100 calorie” snack as little as one bite. This calorie information often lures customers…

Organic vs. Natural Labels

Today, manufacturers use labels to appeal to consumers.  Labels like “organic” and “natural” are both very popular purchase incentives.  Yet, what are the differences between the two? The label “organic” prohibits the use of synthetic pesticides, genetically modified ingredients, synthetic hormones, antibiotics, and preservatives. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates this process to ensure…

Superfoods = Super You

What are superfoods? Super…what? You heard us right – superfoods!  These are foods that are high in nutrients and have a ton of health benefits since most are nutrient dense and high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Superfoods are typically plant-based but they can also be found in fish and dairy products. They are packed…

Good Fats vs. Bad Fats

It’s a common misconception that all fatty foods are bad for our health,  our bodies actually need some fat intake in order to properly function.  The key is knowing which kind of fat the body needs. To make things simple, we have created an outline that distinguishes the good fats from the bad. What are…

Scratching the Surface of Fatigue Syndrome

Why does the fast food industry keep booming in America?  By now, it’s common knowledge that fast food is low in quality and is remarkably unhealthy.  Yet, why and how does the fast food industry continue to make billions of dollars in revenue every year?  Are people not concerned about their health? Here’s the real…

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