Category Archives: Nutrition & Supplements

All About Caffeine

We all know caffeine can help us wake up in the morning. Millions of Americans enjoy a cup of coffee or tea every morning. Throughout the day, we drink soda, iced tea, and energy drinks. But how does all this caffeine affect our bodies? Is it healthy or harmful?   What Is Caffeine? Caffeine is […]

The Top 4 Benefits of Fermented Foods

Fermented foods are very common in cuisines of all cultures. Think about yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, miso. Fermentation is a natural process performed by bacteria and yeast. Fermenting foods can give them added health benefits. Let’s take a look at some of these and which foods can help!   1.  Food Preservation One of the […]

Foods High in Histamine

Histamine is a natural chemical found in many foods and produced throughout the body. Our bodies use histamine to initiate an immune response. Histamine also has other roles in the body. Histamine in food doesn’t normally produce an immune response, but…   How Does the Body Process Histamine in Food? Histamine is highly regulated in […]

4 Nutrients That Support Healthy Hair

Do you want hydrated, voluminous hair? Read on! Today, we’re going to discuss nutrients that can help you maintain healthy hair from the inside out.   Vitamin A Vitamin A is a necessary micronutrient that plays a role in many bodily functions, such as boosting your immune system. Vitamin A also plays a role in […]

What Affects Cholesterol More: Diet or Exercise?

If you’re worried about high cholesterol, you may be wondering, “How can I lower my cholesterol level? Where do I even begin?” Not to worry! While high cholesterol can be scary, lowering your cholesterol can also be relatively straightforward. The secret is diet and exercise. While simple, in theory, implementing a diet and exercise regimen […]

5 Ways Zinc Can Support Your Overall Health

Zinc is a naturally occurring mineral and an essential nutrient for humans.   Without adequate zinc daily, we can experience issues in our general health and wellness. In today’s post, we recap five major systems of the body that zinc plays a role in and what might occur if we don’t consume enough!   Immune System […]

What are Omega-3’s Roles in Bone & Joint Health?

Omega-3 fatty acids are a popular topic when discussing nutrition and health. Omega-3s are a type of fatty acid. Fatty acids are substances that contain two ends: one end is a fat, the other an acid. Omega-3s are found primarily in fish and fish oil supplements. They are not usually found in multivitamins and are […]

Micronutrients vs. Macronutrients

Nutrition can get complex. Even a simple topic, like the difference between micronutrients and macronutrients, can be confusing. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be! Just remember: micro means small, and macro means big. Thus, macronutrients are the big energy-rich nutrients, whereas micronutrients are the small functional nutrients. Let’s take a look at each of these […]

5 Foods that Support Your Immune System

With COVID-19 on everyone’s mind, it’s crucial to maintain a healthy immune system. There are many things you can do to boost your immune system or to keep it from falling behind. Lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise can be incredibly powerful in maintaining the strength of the immune system. Today, let’s focus on […]

All About Amino Acids

Amino acids are the basic building blocks for proteins. Before we dive into the details about amino acids, let’s take a minute to level-set about proteins. We all know protein is an essential part of the diet, but protein has a slightly different meaning at the biological level. Proteins are large molecules that your body […]

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