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Did you know that January is National Fiber Focus Month?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 26, 2018 12:06:25 PM / by Alex Olson posted in Healthy eating, Nutrition 4 min read time

A lot of people don’t know this because not everyone knows how important fiber is or even how to add it to their diet! Fiber is a plant-based nutrient, and it is a type of carbohydrate that cannot be digested. Fiber is used to help regulate the body’s use of sugars, as well as make sure your hunger and blood sugar stay consistent. Fiber has many health benefits, such as lowering the risk of certain health conditions like heart disease and diabetes, regulating weight, reducing cholesterol, and much more. In order to stay on track and healthy, adults need at least 20 to 30 grams of fiber a day. Fiber can be found in sources like fruits, vegetables, legumes, and even whole grains.



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Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D? Let your genes tell you.

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 31, 2017 3:18:51 PM / by Alex Olson posted in Nutrition 1 min read time

When it comes to vitamins, vitamin D is at the top of the list for the body to function properly and to maintain a healthy lifestyle. We need vitamin D to have healthy skin and a strong immune system. But how do you know if you are getting enough of it?

It is estimated that 1 billion people are deficient in vitamin D worldwide, more specifically 10 percent of U.S. adults are vitamin D deficient, according to a study published in November in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Since this deficiency is so prevalent, it is key to know the signs and symptoms of vitamin D deficiency.

 



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Optimal Nutrition that's Fit for Your Genes

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 1, 2017 8:32:00 AM / by Alex Olson posted in Vitamins, Nutrition 2 min read time

We live in a day and age of many options. Every week there seems to be a new diet fad that everybody is raving about. This week it’s a dubious tea that will supposedly make you drop +10 pounds, next week it’ll be a new mysterious green juice that claims to cleanse your body of “toxins”. These miracle diets often have little to no scientific backing and tend to fade away once their 15 minutes of fame are up and the next diet comes along.

 

Don't get me wrong, there are fad diets that work for some people, but this does not mean they will work for you. If you have tried a diet that completely removed an entire food group such as carbohydrates, you likely gave up on it because it made you miserable. By removing all carbs from your diet and prohibiting any-and-all consumption of them, it probably made you crave them more than you ever did before. You quit the diet plan feeling frustrated. Next, came a day or two of binge eating carbs, followed by a day of guilt because you failed yet another diet and gained weight. What a tragic situation! This is why 'fad diets' quickly become 'yo-yo diets'.

 



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