Tag Archives: Nutrition

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 […]

The Top 6 Foods High in Omega-3s

Omega-3 fatty acids are big-time nutrients when it comes to several systems of the body working efficiently. To name a few: our musculoskeletal system (our joints, bones, muscles, and connective tissues) our nervous system (our nerves and brains) our cardiovascular system (our heart, arteries, and veins) We could go on, but the above body parts […]

What is Intermittent Fasting?

Today, it seems that people are willing to try any health trend that comes along, no matter how odd it sounds. From eating only plants to eating only meat, from juice cleanses to detoxes…it can seem like every diet promises to promote health, lose weight, and improve fitness.  Many dietary strategies, however, don’t focus on what you […]

What are Macros?

Macronutrients, also called macros, are becoming more widely talked about in health and nutrition topics. Nutritionists often develop meal plans for patients based on macros, rather than calories alone. A healthy diet consists of the right nutrition, rather than limiting the intake of foods. That’s not to say that calories aren’t an essential factor for […]

Strontium FAQs

Strontium has been used in medicine, dentistry, and dietary supplementation. This article reviews the various forms and uses for strontium, addresses the safety and side effects of these strontium forms, and highlights the evidence for the usage of each form.

We’ll help you understand this element through commonly asked questions from those who have considered strontium as a part of their health approach. 

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. 

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