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The Ins and Outs of Snacks

Jun
21

The Ins and Outs of Snacks

Overall, snacking seems to be looked at as a bad habit. However, there are ways to approach “snack time” with a little more purpose. Snacks can be the perfect place to incorporate some very nutrient dense foods to help fuel you throughout the day.  Healthy snacks between meals can also be a way to help control hunger between meals and help you avoid overeating at mealtimes.  Often, when choosing a snack, we go with what is most convenient without considering what the snack is doing for your body.  Being aware of how a healthy snack can fuel you and sustain your hunger is part of picking that perfect healthy snack.

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Jun
4

Meal Planning for a Healthy Week

Are you one of the many that struggle with your healthy eating habits as the week goes on? Does Wednesday come around and bring with it the fast food and quick snacks? If so, you are definitely not alone! As the week goes on our motivation diminishes and we get tired. Will power only goes so far, and if you aren’t prepared then it will falter quickly. If this sounds like you then meal planning may be something to consider.

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May
28

Should you Take a Vitamin D Supplement During the Summer?

Vitamin D, also known as the “sunshine vitamin” is a vital part of our lives. It is integral in the function of our muscles, immune system, nerves, bones and brain. Through various pathways, Vitamin D works to help keep us alive and functioning optimally every day.

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Apr
24

Glucosamine, good for more than just joints?

Glucosamine has been studied for its effectiveness against many different things. Many claims have been made stating that it is an effective treatment for issues ranging from joint health, pain reduction from osteoarthritis, weight loss and more. Do you use this supplement in your daily vitamin ritual?

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Apr
12

Can we make new brain cells?

Our brain is resilient when given the chance to heal and recover. Chronic conditions affecting brain health are higher than ever before. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death and is expected to triple by 2050. Learning to adjust our diet and meet the needs of our brain can be the cornerstone for brain health and the symptoms associated.

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Mar
26

Branched Chain Amino Acids – a supplement for all

Branched chain amino acids, or better known as BCAAs, are a series of three essential amino acids – valine, leucine, and isoleucine – that cannot be produced by the body. This means that these amino acids must be ingested to get into your system and be utilized. BCAAs can be a valuable supplement for most individuals. Studies have shown time and time again that BCAA supplementation can aid in preventing muscle mass loss, help increase overall strength, help build muscle mass, elevate blood albumin levels and even improve quality of life and nutrition status in patients with chronic liver cirrhosis! 

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Dec
14

A Beginner’s Guide to Time Restricted Eating

Have you ever heard the phrase “breakfast is the most important meal of the day?” For many years the US dietary guidelines recommended a full, balanced breakfast to start off your day. More recently, guidelines have changed and research has shown that breakfast may not be as important as was once thought. Now studies are showing that timing of meals can play a huge role in body weight, among many other things. 

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