obesity and diabetes

Refined Carbs: Are They Our Worst Enemy?

You’ve heard it before—food is fuel. The energy we get from food comes from three “macronutrients”—protein, fat and carbohydrates. Food also provides us with about 40 micronutrients: vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients (plant chemicals). Nutrients work together (nutrient synergism) and a diet rich in a variety of whole food fruits … Read More

Is Pasta Bad for You?

Pasta is one of the most beloved comfort foods on the planet, and the leading market, perhaps not surprisingly, is the United States. The average American eats nearly 20 pounds of pasta every year—which amounts to 2.7 million tons consumed annually in the U.S., according to the International Pasta Organization. … Read More

Which Foods Contain the Most Phytonutrients?

Also known as phytochemicals, phytonutrients are chemicals produced by plants. There are more than 25,000 phytonutrients found in plant foods! Some common phytonutrients are carotenoids like lutein, flavonoids, coumarins, indoles, isoflavones, lignans, organosulfates and plant sterols. Carotenoids are found in the cells of a many red, orange and yellow plants … Read More

How to Lower Your Triglycerides with an Alpha-Lipoic Acid Supplement

Keeping triglycerides in the healthy range is an important part of preventing heart disease. The best way to lower triglycerides is through a combination of diet, lifestyle strategies, and carefully chosen supplements. One supplement that you might find useful is alpha-lipoic acid. What is alpha-lipoic acid? Alpha-lipoic acid, also known … Read More

Feeling Sleepy All the Time? Wake Up with a Detox!

Feeling sleepy all the time zaps the fun out of life. It robs you of your motivation and can make it next to impossible to perform even your most basic day-to-day tasks. Instead of turning to caffeine, energy drinks, and sugar to keep you going, there’s a much safer, more effective … Read More

High Blood Pressure in Children a Growing Concern

When you hear the words, high blood pressure, you probably think it’s a problem that only affects adults. While this was the case just a generation earlier, sadly, this is no longer true. Today, high blood pressure in children is a growing concern. But what’s worse, they are also being hospitalized for it. … Read More

High Blood Pressure in Children a Growing Concern

When you hear the words, high blood pressure, you probably think it’s a problem that only affects adults. While this was the case just a generation earlier, sadly, this is no longer true. Today, high blood pressure in children is a growing concern. But what’s worse, they are also being hospitalized for it. … Read More

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