A microwave oven is a standard appliance in any home you buy, apartment you rent, and even in many hotels you may stay at. Their ubiquity is novel, considering they only became so popular sometime in the 90s. However, the speed with which they can heat food (or explode other objects) may be cause for concern for some people. After all, their function is invisible.
Table of Contents How many times have you made a plan to change your life by creating healthy habits and fell short a few days in? One of the top reasons people fall short when reaching their goals is they don’t set attainable milestones. This is especially common when it comes to diet and exercise […]
Nutrition Labels: How To Effectively Read and Understand Them to Help You Reach Your Healthy Lifestyle Goals
Breaking Down Nutrition Labels Have you ever wanted to learn what your nutrition label really means? And no, we’re not talking about just the calorie count and serving size. We’re talking about what each part of the label means, not just on the surface level. First off, you can find a nutrition label on most […]
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They say “you are what you eat” but have you ever thought that this also applies to your brain function?
Poor mental clarity can take over your life, but there is increasing evidence that you can take your health back into your own hands by making certain dietary choices. There are many foods that seem to either exacerbate mental health issues, or improve and protect your cognition. This all indicates a strong correlation between your gut and your brain, and to be able to regain your fullest potential we must begin to learn about these connections.
Over the past 20 years or so, gut health has become a bit of a buzzword. But what exactly is gut health and what is a gut? The definition of the gut is a tube that connects the mouth to the anus which is the stomach digestive system that passes out anything that our bodies do not digest. However, the gut as a whole is not that simple. The gut has a lining that has the surface area of 400 square meters and uses roughly 2 times the amount of energy as the brain in order to function properly.
For some, the answer may be obvious, but for most people, it’s not so clear-cut. People all over the world are oblivious to the sources of fat in their meals. This can be attributed to the rushed nature of our culture. In trying to get more done, we grab a quick bite to eat, but never consider the food we’re consuming on a daily basis, especially the oils we ingest.
Table of Contents When you think about gluten, you probably imagine something along the lines of wheat. While that is partially true, gluten is more complexly known as a group of amino acids that are largely made up of two proteins, gliadin, and glutenin. Both of these proteins are crucial to the production of bread […]
The definition of a low-carb diet ranges around 75 or fewer grams of net carbs daily. The ketogenic diet or very low carb is generally defined as not consuming more than 20 grams of net carbs per day. Many people find that strictly limiting their carb intake makes it easier to lose weight and keep […]
Table of Contents Where does the Paleo Diet Originate? As intimidating as the “caveman diet” sounds, it’s really quite simple and doesn’t consist of tearing raw meat off bones, shunning veggies, and never entering a restaurant (although if that’s what you want to do, by all means go for it). The word Paleo actually originates […]