Tag Archives: Nutrition

Hydration & Joint Health

 

Have you ever wondered why your joints feel more stiff and achy?  If you’ve tried multiple ways of supporting your joints’ health and are looking for other ideas, consider your hydration level.

Often overlooked, hydration can affect the feel and function of your joints throughout the day.

 

4 Vitamins to Help Grease Your Joints

 

Cartilage allows you to move about your day smoothly–not like the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz.

If your cartilage is strong and healthy, you probably don’t think about it much.  That’s great!

On the other hand, if you have joints whose cartilage is thin, torn, or degenerative, you can attest to how your movements are hindered by the twinges, creaks, and pops at your joints.  

Regardless of your current joint status, our cartilage has the tendency to wear down as we age.  The good news is that there are ways to maintain and stimulate cartilage health! 

Today, we are covering a specific area of nutrition that you can consider for your daily routine and meals that can help “grease” those joints: vitamins.

Cut Back on These 4 Bone-Damaging Foods

 

As we age, it’s essential to take proper care of your bones. From dietary supplements to exercises that promote osteogenesis, there are many things you can add to your daily routine to maintain the integrity of your bones.

We’ve already talked quite a bit about revitalizing foods you can add to your diet, so today let’s ask the question:

Are there foods that I can cut back on to support bone health?

 

Take a look at these five foods that have demonstrated to be unhelpful to bone health when consumed frequently.

15 Snacks to Keep You Fueled During Your Workout

Everyone’s requirements are different, based on their own physiology, goals, and the activities that they include in their workout. But, there are a few consistent themes in which snacks work best to keep you fueled and energetic during your activities.   When to Eat Your Pre-Workout Snack Nutritionists recommend having your snack 45 minutes to […]

Krill Oil vs Fish Oil: What’s the Difference?

 Do you take fish oil as a part of your daily regimen?  Whether you discovered the benefits of fish oil on your own or your doctor recommended it to you, improving your bone and joint health is most likely one of your top health priorities.

In our last several blog posts, we’ve covered how krill oil goes above and beyond the typical omega-3 supplements out there.

For example, certain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants actually increase the ability for our bodies to not only utilize omega-3’s more efficiently, but also provide additional benefits to our bones and connective tissues.

Let’s take a closer look at how fish oil compares to krill oil. We think you’ll be surprised!

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 […]

notify me when available!

Flex Treats Form