Foods Before Vitamins

Foods Before Vitamins

In general, getting your nutrients from foods is better than getting them from supplements. In some cases, one serving of a food can satisfy more than 100% of your daily requirements for one or more nutrients. Kale is extremely healthy. It is one of the most...
Waist Health

Waist Health

Your natural waistline hits at the area between the top of your hip bone and the bottom of your rib cage. Your waistline may be bigger or smaller depending on your genetics, frame size, and lifestyle habits. Measuring the circumference of your waist may help clue you...
Gut Health

Gut Health

Here’s some news that might surprise you; your body has more bacteria than human cells. You have approximately 40 trillion bacterial cells within your system, and a mere 30 trillion human ones. Everyone carries up to two kilograms (kgs) of microbes within their gut,...
Fat’s Not All Bad

Fat’s Not All Bad

Much of the confusion happens when people make generalizations about fat in the diet. Many diet books, media outlets and blogs talk about fats as though they were all the same. In reality, dozens of fats are common in the diet, and each one has a different role in the...
What’s Roughage?

What’s Roughage?

Health experts have long recommended consuming roughage, commonly called fiber, to improve digestive health. Roughage is the portion of plant foods, such as whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, fruits, and vegetables that your body can’t digest. However, it’s an...
Water! Water! Water!

Water! Water! Water!

Hydration needs are highly individual and depend on many factors, including your body size and activity level. Many people follow the 8x8 rule, which recommends drinking eight 8-ounce (237-ml) glasses, or about half a gallon (1.9 liters)of water daily. Perhaps...