Category Archives: Nutrition & Supplements

5 Foods to Boost Energy and Brainpower

There’s really no other way to put it: your brain has everything to do with how you function every day. This bodily organ is a powerhouse that works non-stop, whether consciously or subconsciously, voluntarily or involuntarily. 

When it comes to mental clarity, cognition, and energy, most of us know that it’s the brain isn’t “firing on all cylinders.” The good news is that we can eat foods to kick those synapses and neurotransmitters into action. 

Here are five foods that will minimize brain fog and help you sharpen your brain for energy and focus. 

Phospholipids: What’s the big deal?

A few months ago, we posted an article on digestion, absorption, and bioavailability and which is the most important when considering a supplement. There, we mentioned a nutrient that most aren’t very familiar with: phospholipids. 

Phospholipids are crucial to efficient nutritional absorption in the body. Therefore, finding a supplement that contains phospholipids is a big deal if you want to make sure you get the most from that supplement. 

What is the Keto Diet?

The Keto Diet is one of several extreme low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets popular today. Although most people know the Keto Diet as a means to drop weight, it started in the early 1900s as a therapeutic approach to managing seizures. The goal is to use certain food choices to stimulate the body to burn more fat. 

Vitamin E: Benefits, Recommendations, and More

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin found in various foods. While the vitamin E complex can take many forms, the human body is only able to use it in the form of alpha-tocopherol.  Vitamin E has many roles within the body: it helps cells interact with one another, is an antioxidant, and supports the immune system.

10 In-Season Fruits and Veggies to Try this Summer

Whether you’re a picky eater or unenthused by salads and pressed juices, eating more fruits and vegetables can be challenging.

Today, we’re giving you a cheat sheet for your next grocery visit that will help you in two ways:

1.  You can grab and go instead of deliberating on what you should get and/or avoid getting the things you always get.

2.  Get a wide variety of robust nutrients from fresh, in-season fruits and vegetables instead of ones that are grown year-round (and, therefore, have a good chance of being genetically modified or picked and harvested at inopportune times).

How Does Astaxanthin Compare to Other Antioxidants?

Antioxidants protect your cells from harmful molecules called free radicals. When free radicals roam throughout our bodies, they steal electrons from healthy cells to become more stable. This electron thievery breaks down cells, essentially speeding up the aging process. This process is called oxidative stress.

Vitamin C and the Immune System: Hype or Healthy?

Many of us grew up following common knowledge: when you feel like you’ve caught a cold, load up on Vitamin C. 

We know that this post isn’t a perfect fit for our Hype or Healthy series–after all, we know that Vitamin C and the immune system is linked–but, after this season’s wave of common cold and flu viruses, it got us thinking…

What exactly is Vitamin C and how much of a role does it actually play in the prevention of the common cold?

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