Ten Reasons to Buy Organic

Buy Organic

Here are some important reasons why you should Buy Organic: Organic is the most heavily regulated and monitored U.S. production system. Unlike natural and other eco-label claims, only organic offers government-backed assurance that products are grown and processed without the use of toxic chemicals, antibiotics, and synthetic growth hormones. Additionally, organic requires rigorous third-party inspections […]

The Delicious Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

Believe it or not, consuming dark chocolate has numerous health benefits. This is not just wishful thinking, it is fact. However, before running out to buy all those candy bars you’ve been resisting for so long, it’s important to know all the facts because not all chocolates are created equal. Only some chocolate contains the […]

7 Ways Your Body Benefits from Lemon Water

Lemon Water

Lemon water has many health benefits. Some of the main benefits are listed below.   1. Promotes Hydration According to the Food and Nutrition Board, the dietary reference intake for water is 91 to 125 ounces. This includes water from food and drinks. Water is the best beverage for hydration, but some people don’t like the taste […]

Why Gluten-Free is Healthier

Gluten-Free

A gluten-free diet (GFD) is an eating plan devoid of gluten-containing foods. People with gluten intolerance and people who want to eliminate this protein for a healthier life experience adopt a gluten-free diet plan. Many people experience unpleasant reactions after consuming gluten, including bloating, skin eruptions and digestive issues. Some reactions are a result of […]

The Importance of Hydration During Exercise

Hydration Exercise

Your body is so efficient at many processes, but needs water (hydration) to do most of them. One of the greatest ways we lose fluid from our bodies is through sweating. Our bodies try to cool down by dissipating heat during exercise in the form of sweat. This causes changes in the amount of hydration […]

The Health Benefits of Essential Oils

essential oils

Essential oils, also called volatile oils, are scented oils extracted from plants. Historically, they’ve been used in medicine, cosmetics, perfumes, food, and, more recently, aromatherapy. Essential oils are “essential” because they contain the “essence” of the plant, meaning the taste or odor. Not only are essential oils popular, they have legitimate therapeutic use and the […]

Are You Vitamin D Deficient?

Vitamin D Deficient

Despite the positive discoveries related to the benefits of vitamin D, a number of questions remain. Many experts are still unsure as to the extent vitamin D deficiency plays in disease development. Many experts also disagree on whether or not supplementation or sun exposure is best. And, there are differing opinions on how much vitamin D […]

Why You Should Drink Kombucha

Kombucha Tea

Kombucha Tea If you’re into health food, you may have heard of kombucha tea. Kombucha is a lightly fermented tea which has achieved considerable popularity among the healthy eating crowd. Advocates claim it enhances cognition, stimulates immune function, supports weight loss, can be applied as a therapy for almost any ailment, and even promotes longevity. But, […]

5 Tips to Help You Restore and Maintain Your Gut Health

Gut Health

Bacteria in your gut might sound like a bad thing, but your gut actually uses bacteria to process food into energy. We call these helpful bacteria probiotics and they are essential for gut health. Most people have heard the term probiotics in yogurt ads, but that’s about it. What are probiotics and what do they mean to […]

Why Every Woman Should Be Strength Training

strength training for women

Ask 100 women this year what their New Year’s resolution will be and a third will likely answer “weight loss.” Many of these women will join a gym (or start using their current membership more). They’ll spend hours on the treadmill, elliptical, or other cardio machine. They may even lose a bit of weight. But they still may […]