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Bitter Foods. Love 'em or hate 'em?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 16, 2018 1:14:14 PM / by Kev F. MacDonald posted in Diet & Eating, Healthy eating 2 min read time

Do you like bitter leafy greens and enjoy hoppy IPA’s or do you cringe when you even think of these items? It is true that your taste buds mature as you age and can change over time, but overall taste is one of the many things that can be influenced and even determined by your genes. The aversion to bitter tasting foods and drinks comes from many years of evolution and could have even saved your life thousands of years ago. This means that your taste choices may, in fact, be a result from your genes and not just you being a “picky eater”.

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5 Tips to Help Achieve Your Health Goals

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 6, 2018 11:09:55 AM / by Alex Olson posted in Diet & Eating, Healthy eating 2 min read time

Most people have the goal to live a long, happy, and healthy life. We all reach for these goals by exercising on a regular basis, as well as incorporating healthy foods into their diet. Although we have good intentions, life happens and sometimes their goals can be hard to achieve. If you want to succeed, it's a good idea to set some smaller goals to reach your main one. Goal setting can be sometimes challenging, so here are 5 tips to help get you started!

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4 Reasons to Eat Breakfast

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 9, 2018 2:25:38 PM / by Kev F. MacDonald posted in Diet & Eating, Healthy eating 3 min read time

I’m sure you’ve been told 'Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.' your entire life by your mom, grandparents, and maybe even your teachers and coaches. Whether you believed them or not, you went along with it, but have you ever wondered why they say breakfast is so important? Well, to many in the health world, breakfast is the most important meal of the day for numerous reasons.


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What You Should Know About GMOs?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 22, 2018 1:40:45 PM / by Selinda Johnson posted in Diet & Eating 5 min read time

The field of genetics is no stranger to controversy. Ideas of cloned sheep and designer babies have been stirring up provocative headlines for quite some time, but what about the genetic creations that are working their way into our everyday lives as we speak? Genetically Modified Foods often referred to as GMOs, have come under media fire for their lack of identification and labeling from the government. While some of us have cemented strong opinions on GMOs, most of us don’t even know where to begin in understanding these creations.

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Eating for Energy

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 16, 2018 4:01:40 PM / by Alex Olson posted in Diet & Eating, Healthy eating 3 min read time

When trying to burn fat and add lean muscle, it can be difficult to know what to eat. I hear people draw a quick conclusion that 'healthy' foods are boring and taste bland. What these people do not know is they are forgetting a very import ingredient; spice. Adding spices (and herbs, too) to your food gives your meals an 'upgrade' in more ways than one. The first obvious way is extra flavor enhancement and complexity that only natural spices can bring without adding calories. Another upgrade is spices and herbs are proven to help reduce weight because they contain antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and unique medicinal properties. For most people, burning fat is very challenging; but by incorporating these items into your diet, it will help to make the process easier. 

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