Many people experience digestive problems caused by eating gluten. Gluten is a protein in wheat, barely, and rye. Do you ever experience symptoms after eating gluten containing foods like bread or pasta and wonder if you have celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity? Although the two conditions share similar symptoms, there are distinct differences in the way a … Continue reading Gluten Sensitivity vs. Celiac Disease
Intermittent Fasting and Gut Health
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
Can Probiotics Aid in Weight Loss?
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?
Easy Stove Top Dinners
During this long quarantine, I have done a lot cooking for my boyfriend and I. He has a kitchen on the smaller side and it doesn't have an oven, so I have to cook stove top dinners only! It makes things a bit restrictive but we work with what we have, and I find that … Continue reading Easy Stove Top Dinners
Top 4 Tips For Getting More Veggies In Your Diet
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
4 Vitamins and Minerals You Need More Of.
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.
What You Need to Know About Your Blood Glucose Levels
You may know glucose by another name: blood sugar. Glucose is a sugar that is carried throughout the bloodstream to supply energy to our cells. We all need energy to move, think, act, and breath. Our brain uses half of the energy from our glucose in our body. It’s the simplest of the carbohydrates, making … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Your Blood Glucose Levels
Frozen Yogurt or Ice Cream – Which One Is Healthier?
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?
Dietitian VS. Nutritionist
Literally anyone in the whole entire world can call themselves a nutritionist. The person sitting next to you can call themselves a nutritionist, a personal trainer who took a few nutrition courses, or a person you met over the weekend can call themselves a nutritionist. While these people may have taken a few nutrition courses … Continue reading Dietitian VS. Nutritionist
Are You A Fast or Slow Caffeine Metabolizer?
Coffee is a way of life. Learning about coffee and caffeine was my favorite part of my Food Science class because I LOVE COFFEE. Coffee has antioxidants that help reduce inflammation and helps protect against diseases...and of course it has CAFFEINE. Caffeine effects everyone differently. Are you someone who drinks one cup of coffee and … Continue reading Are You A Fast or Slow Caffeine Metabolizer?