The Benefits of Plant Based Proteins in a Balanced Diet

The Benefits of Plant Based Proteins in a Balanced Diet

Amino acids are the building blocks for proteins and protein is the larger foundation for building strong muscles. Your body uses protein to build and restore tissue. There are many ways you can get protein in your diet, and it can come from a variety of different...
5 Healthy Alternatives to Energy Drinks

5 Healthy Alternatives to Energy Drinks

Many people reach for a commercial energy drink daily or even several times a day to help avoid an afternoon slump. However, a 16 oz. can of Red Bull contains 52 grams of sugar, about the same amount as 11 Oreo cookies, and more than a 12 oz can of Coca-cola which has...
Eat Your Fruits – It’s Okay

Eat Your Fruits – It’s Okay

If you had any doubts about the benefits of eating whole fruit, you can put them to rest. A study out of China published in the New England Journal of Medicine (April 7, 2016, pp 1332-1343) reveals that a higher level of fruit consumption led to lower blood pressure...
Antioxidants for Cataracts

Antioxidants for Cataracts

Antioxidants in the diet help to prevent cataracts. Thirty thousand women in Sweden were followed for an average of 7.7 years. The incidence of cataracts was compared with dietary antioxidant intake. (JAMA March 10, 2015 pp 1048-49) Women ingesting the highest dietary...
Top Ten Super Foods

Top Ten Super Foods

The CDC completed a cross sectional study looking at the nutrient density of powerhouse fruits and vegetables. Let’s look at the top 10 nutrient dense foods that we should be emphasizing on a daily basis. Superfood List Watercress – This may surprise many...