1. Wheat Germ

    Haven’t heard of wheat germ before? Well it’s about time you’ve become acquainted with this awesome ingredient! Wheat germ is the nutrient dense center of the wheat kernel, containing a number of vitamins and minerals as well as full of protein and fiber. Just adding 2 tablespoons of wheat germ into your diet can bring the following benefits:   Immune System Support: The specific type o…Read More

  2. Staying Successful Anytime of the Year

    While venturing through the past few months you may be thinking to yourself, I just can’t pass up all the treats and good food that’s around every day. Sticking to the new lifestyle you’ve chosen to adopt may seem quite daunting to keep up at this point, but there’s a better way of thinking about it! Just remember, it’s progress, not perfection! Check out some ways to navigate through yo…Read More

  3. Protein and Weight Loss

    Protein is of course one of three macro-nutrients that is essential to our survival, without it we’d be unable to function on a cellular level. On the other hand, it is also key during weight loss to prevent the loss of muscle as well as keep you satisfied. So if you took for granted the importance of protein before on your weight loss journey, you’re going to want to think again!   Regul…Read More

  4. Probiotics

    For the past few years you’ve probably heard someone telling you to start eating yogurt or a variety of other items that contain probiotics, but did you ever know why or what it’s supposed to actually do for your health? Well probiotics are the tiny microflora already living in your gut, helping to keep your digestive system and overall wellness in good standing order. A healthy digestive syst…Read More

  5. Why is Fiber so Important?

    Fiber is a critical part of your diet, not only for heart health, but also for colon health. Unfortunately it is a commonly underrated part of the diet and often overlooked on nutrition labels. So the next time you’re buying groceries at the store and grab a loaf of bread, pasta, or whole grain crackers, take a peek at the fiber content and make sure it’s at least 4g per serving or more. If no…Read More

  6. Why Good Hydration is Important

    You’ve probably heard before that it’s important to stay well hydrated, but what does that really mean for your overall health or weight loss efforts? A lot actually. A majority of your body is made up of water and you’re constantly losing it to fluctuating temperatures, activity, and even just breathing! So as you can see it’s important to replenish that water throughout your day. The bes…Read More

  7. Hibiscus Tea – Healthy and Delicious

    We’ve all heard the benefits of staying hydrated, but why is it still so hard sometimes? Maybe it’s because your taste buds have a desire for something new, but something not full of calories, artificial sweeteners, or colors. Wouldn’t it be nice if something good for you didn’t have all those things, well look no further than to Hibiscus herbal tea. With numerous benefits and no calories,…Read More

  8. Maintaining a Healthy Heart

    High cholesterol is a serious problem for one in six adults in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Although the body needs some cholesterol, when levels become too high, it puts a person at risk for a heart attack and stroke.  Excess cholesterol in the body can stick to the walls of the arteries and block blood flow to the heart and brain.  Although …Read More

  9. Getting Back on Track

    We’ve all been there. We had a few fabulous days of eating healthy and exercising and then—BANG—all of a sudden life happens. A late night out with friends, a last-minute business trip, a sick child at home. You’ve either missed your designated time for fitness or you simply don’t have the energy to prepare a healthy meal. Either way, you’ve hit a wall and are having an off day. Someti…Read More

  10. Diet vs Lifestyle

    It is all about perspective!  Your perspective of the diet mentality and the lifestyle mentality makes all the difference when it comes to achieving your goals, working through any issues that come up, and maintaining your achievements throughout your lifetime. Here are the main ways a diet differs from a lifestyle: A diet is only about the numbers – the number on the scale, the number of calor…Read More