Five Surprising Vitamin C Super Foods

Vitamin C is an important, naturally occurring nutrient. From preventing cold and flu to rebuilding tissue, bones and blood vessels and boosting the body’s ability to synthesize calcium, vitamin C is something we all need on a daily basis. Studies have confirmed the need for vitamin C to support brain function, heal from injuries, and recover from… Read more »

Protein Packed Snacks for Men

Getting your required daily dose of protein can prove challenging for anyone, especially when you’re trying to stay in shape, build some muscle or lose weight. It’s especially difficult for men since they tend to gravitate toward sweet or salty, unhealthy snack choices. Here are five protein-packed snacks to keep you going throughout the day. Pumpkin seeds… Read more »

Fight Inflammation with Your Diet

Your immune system is designed to attack anything in your body that that it recognizes as foreign—such as an invading microbe, plant pollen, or chemical. The process is called inflammation. Periodic inflammation directed at truly threatening invaders is actually a good thing and helps protect your health. However, when inflammation persists over time even when… Read more »

Five Inflammation Fighting Foods

Inflammation is part of the body’s normal immune response; without it, we can’t heal. But, recent studies have shown that chronic inflammation is a leading cause of many diseases including allergies, asthma, cancer, heart disease, and painful arthritis. Foods high in sugar and saturated fat can spur inflammation by causing over-activity in the immune system…. Read more »

Five Great Snacks for Diabetics

When you have Type 2 diabetes, a good strategy for controlling your blood sugar levels is to think of snacks as miniature versions of meals and plan your carbs accordingly. Snacks with a good mix of protein, fat, and fiber will help keep hunger at bay and your blood sugar steady throughout the day. Here are… Read more »

Five Foods for Arthritis

While you can’t cure arthritis with food, there are certain foods that are known to fight inflammation, strengthen bones and help boost the immune system. If you suffer from painful arthritis, try adding these five foods for arthritis to your diet: Fatty Fish – Fatty fish like salmon, tuna, trout and mackerel are rich in… Read more »

The Effects of Just One Soda a Day

A new study suggests that drinking just one 12-ounce soda a day may increase your risk of type 2 diabetes. There is a very strong correlation between cardiovascular disease and diabetes. According to the American Heart Association: Heart diseases and stroke are the No. 1 causes of death and disability among people with type 2 diabetes. At least… Read more »

Fighting Pain Naturally with These Five Foods

More than 116 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Many of those turn to prescription medications that can be addictive and sometimes come with unpleasant side effects. More often than not, the medications are merely masking the pain, rather than eliminating the true cause of pain. There is an alternative to living in pain and… Read more »

Fighting Inflammation with Diet

diets that help fight inflammation

Your immune system is designed to attack anything in your body that it recognizes as foreign—such as an invading microbe, plant pollen, or chemical. The process is called inflammation. Periodic inflammation directed at truly threatening invaders is actually a good thing and helps protect your health. However, when inflammation persists over time even when you… Read more »

10 Healthy Whole Grain Lunches to Go

10 healthy whole grain lunches to make at home

September is Whole Grains Month and what better way to celebrate than by packing healthy, whole grain foods in your child’s lunch box? Popcorn – it’s a 100% whole grain snack you can easily make at home. Avoid the pre-packaged, flavored varieties. PBJ – it’s an old standby.  But make this one with whole wheat… Read more »