What is intermittent fasting? Intermittent fasting (IF) is an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating. It doesn’t specify which foods you should eat but rather when you should eat them. A common intermittent fasting method involves daily 16-hour fasts. The 16/8 method involves restricting your eating to certain times of the day such as 12pm-8pm or 1pm-9pm. … Continue reading Intermittent Fasting and Gut Health
What are probiotics? Probiotics are a combination of live bacteria and/or yeasts that naturally live in your body. Fermented foods in particular such as yogurt, sauerkraut, kefir, tempeh, natto, and kombucha all contain naturally occurring probiotics. However, you can also take a probiotic supplement containing contain large doses of live bacteria, typically Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria. Bacteria is usually … Continue reading Can Probiotics Aid in Weight Loss?
Most Americans do not eat enough veggies. The problem with this? They're an extremely vital food we need every single day! They offer so many health benefits because of their nutrient content. Whether you're a nutrition expert or not, we all know we should be eating more vegetables! But, often times we come up with … Continue reading Top 4 Tips For Getting More Veggies In Your Diet
Kale is a leafy, green, cruciferous vegetable that is considered the top superfood, and a powerhouse vegetable. It is PACKED with nutrients that offer amazing amounts of health benefits. Kale is in the family of broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, etc. Just one cup of raw kale provides 14% of your daily calcium, 200% of … Continue reading Kale. The Queen of Greens
With the easy accessibility of healthy foods, we have a better chance of getting all of the vitamins and minerals our bodies need. And they've figured out how to add vitamins if they aren't naturally there. So if we instill a balanced diet, we generally will get a healthy dosage of vitamins and minerals. This … Continue reading 4 Vitamins and Minerals You Need More Of.
I'm sure I'm not alone when I say I enjoy a really nice glass or two of red wine (sometimes white when I'm in the mood). Whether I am having a wine night with my girls, making dinner for my boyfriend, or sometimes taking a shower with a glass of wine after a long day … Continue reading Yes, It’s True…Wine Is Good For Your Health
Froyo has a large market because ice cream is extremely popular. We are always trying to treat ourselves without the guilt. Remember going to the nearest froyo bar in your town? You could put as much froyo as you wanted in your cup and add any yummy topping you wanted?! Exactly how much healthier is … Continue reading Frozen Yogurt or Ice Cream – Which One Is Healthier?
Lets face it, we all struggle to eat healthy and nutritious foods sometimes but even more so now that we are going through a pandemic! There is a scarcity of food so we buy what is available at the grocery store even though some of the choices may not be the healthiest. And many of … Continue reading What to Buy at the Grocery Store During a Pandemic
Hormone imbalance is more common than you may think. Hormones are chemical messengers that are secreted into the blood and sent to your tissues and organs. They play a vital role in the body by making sure everything is running smoothly. There are many factors that can disrupt our hormones which cause hormone imbalance. How … Continue reading Signs of Hormone Imbalance and How to Balance Hormones Naturally
The road I am on in my education career has not been a clear linear path to say the least. Any family or friend of mine who has been on this journey with me can attest to that. This year marks my 6th year in college, I have an associates degree in Nutritional Science and … Continue reading Road to Becoming a Dietitian: My Why