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...
Low Starch Meal Prep

Low Starch Meal Prep

A low-starch diet is a diet that restricts starchy based carbohydrates, such as those found in sugary foods, pasta and bread. It is high in protein, fat and healthy vegetables. Your food choices depend on a few things, including how healthy you are, how much you...
Intuitive Eating

Intuitive Eating

New diets are continuously emerging onto the health and wellness scene. The latest and greatest, however, is not so much a diet but more of a non-diet and a lifestyle choice. Intuitive eating breaks away from the traditionalism of diets and instead embraces a...
Morning Habits

Morning Habits

One of the first steps to making healthier choices starts with your morning habits and things such as eating a high protein breakfast. Consider protein sources like eggs, protein drinks, cottage cheese, nuts and chia seeds. Drinking a glass or two of water first thing...
Metabolism 101

Metabolism 101

Your metabolism is the chemical engine that keeps you alive. The speed at which it runs varies by individual. Those with slow metabolism tend to have more leftover calories, which get stored as fat. On the other hand, those with fast metabolism burn more calories and...