Dietary Choices and Breast Cancer

To be clear, there is no single food or diet that can prevent or cause breast cancer, but dietary choices may make a difference in the risk of developing breast cancer and overall well-being while living with breast cancer. Breast cancer can begin in different areas, grow in different ways, and require different kinds of… Read more »

Healthy Foods for Healthy Hair

In order to achieve the thick, shiny, healthy hair we all want, we turn toward products promising to do give us just that. Many of us forget that proper nutrition is one of the most important things to help nourish those beautiful locks. A balanced diet that is predominately plant-based can help you get the… Read more »

Ten Foods with More Potassium than Bananas

Potassium is an essential nutrient used to maintain fluid and electrolyte balance in the body. It is the third most abundant mineral in the body and is required for the healthy functioning of several organs including the heart, kidneys, brain and muscular tissues. Potassium also plays an important role in keeping the body hydrated and… Read more »

Avoid the Afternoon Slump with these Snacks

We’ve all been there. It’s 3 pm and your head is getting heavier, it’s hard to focus and you know the afternoon slump has arrived. You need to increase energy levels stat.  Resist the urge to reach for a coffee or sugary snack just because your defenses are down. While it’s true that your body… Read more »

The Five Best Calcium Rich Fruits

Calcium performs numerous functions in our bodies. We use more than 90 percent of calcium to keep our bones and teeth strong, supporting skeletal function and structure. The rest of the calcium is utilized in blood clotting, muscle contraction, nerve function and cell signaling. Calcium also plays a key role in maintaining a regular heartbeat…. Read more »

Pack Your Probiotics

Many people are starting to venture farther away from home and take vacations.  Chances are there are some new items on your packing list this year – face masks, hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes.  But there’s another important item you should add to your packing list – probiotics. We all know what it’s like to… Read more »

Five Reasons You Should Be Taking Probiotics

Probiotics help restore the beneficial gut bacteria that may have been depleted as a result of poor diet, the overuse of antibiotics, food poisoning or environmental toxins, and promote overall health and well-being. There are 400 to 500 species of bacteria living in your gut or gastrointestinal (GI) tract.  Probiotic (the good) bacteria have many… Read more »

The Dangers of BBQ Char

Whether it’s burgers and dogs, a juicy steak or tender chicken that’s been marinating all day, everyone loves a good BBQ.  However, that charbroiled goodness might come at a cost to your health. A study conducted by the University of Illinois, found that cooking methods that produce crust on food, such as grilling, pan-frying or… Read more »

A More Satisfying Summer Salad

Warm weather and fresh garden vegetables are the perfect combination for a summer salad.  However, not all salads are created equally. Have you ever eaten a huge salad for lunch or dinner and felt stuffed — only to wonder why you’re starving a couple hours later?  Was your salad just a big bowl of veggies?  While… Read more »

How You Can Benefit from B Vitamins

Good nutrition is tied to good health, as well as to the prevention and treatment of many conditions. Getting the recommended amounts of vitamins each day is an important part of the nutrition equation, and B vitamins in particular are essential for preventive care. Abundant in green vegetables, whole or fortified grains, dairy, and meats,… Read more »