Mediterranean Diet Still Ranks Highest

The Mediterranean diet has been around for a while now, but still remains one of the best.  In fact, US News and World Report recently picked the Mediterranean diet as the most ideal for 2020. The third-time winner has met all the criteria for best diet: balance, maintainability, palatability, family-friendliness, sustainability, and healthfulness. Originated from the… Read more »

Health Benefits of Avocado Toast

Avocado toast is all the rage this year.  What’s not to love?  It’s a quick 2-ingredient meal that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  With a nice whole grain bread and the powerful omega-3 fatty acids found in the fruit; avocado toast is a winning combination.  And while purists may prefer the original,… Read more »

Reduce Daily Stress in the New Year

2020 is almost here and you’ve likely resolved to change some things in your life.  Maybe you’re going to shed a few pounds or commit to a more active lifestyle.  Or maybe you just want to reduce the amount of stress in your life.  There are simple changes you can make to your daily routines… Read more »

Keep Your New Year’s Fitness Resolutions

If you’re like most Americans, you’ve made exercise and weight loss your New Year’s resolution to kick off the new decade. Unfortunately, resolutions are a lot easier to make than they are to keep. According to a study from the Statistic Brain Research Institute, nearly half of Americans will make resolutions for 2020. The most… Read more »

2020 Health Food Trends to Look For

A new year means new beginnings. And new beginnings are the start of new trends including health foods. The health food industry is constantly changing and evolving, which is fantastic because with each year comes new information. Incorporating these trends into your 2020 diet is a sure-fire way to kick off the New Year! Spiraled… Read more »

Don’t Forget to Pack the Probiotics

We all know what it’s like to get sick when traveling.  Whether it’s a cold or the stomach bug, being sick can really put a damper on your holiday vacation plans.  You can try to build up your immunity before you leave, but often times we’re exposed to different germs and environments, leaving us defenseless. … Read more »

Healthy Travel Tips During the Holiday Season

Here are some healthy travel tips that might help you avoid catching the latest bug.

Are you traveling this holiday season?  Cold and flu season is in full swing and unfortunately; we still need to get where we’re going.  Here are some healthy travel tips that might help you avoid catching the latest bug. Stay Hydrated – Water is your best option, but apple or orange juice work too since… Read more »

The Healthy Joy of Gift Giving

The holiday season is in full swing.  If you’re scurrying around doing last minute shopping and feeling slightly stressed, there’s good news.  It truly is better to give than to receive.  Recent research suggests several ways in which gift giving (of both time and gifts) benefits our hearts, minds and bodies.  So spread the joy… Read more »

6 Good Reasons for Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a crucial nutrient. Unfortunately, many Americans – even those who eat a good diet – are vitamin D deficient. Typically, we get a vitamin D boost from the sun, but during the winter months when the days are shorter and we are spending more time inside, our levels are falling, putting our health… Read more »

Five Ways to Battle Seasonal Affective Disorder

Are the darker days taking their toll on your mood?  You may have Seasonal Affective Disorder.  Roughly 10-20 percent of Americans report feeling tired or sad during the winter months when there are fewer daylight hours.  If you find yourself feeling melancholy, try these tips: Soak up Morning Sun – Winter blues can be worst… Read more »