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
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
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
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