How much do you know about zinc? You’ve likely heard about it, especially its role in immune function. Where though can we find this mineral, how much should we take, and what exactly does it do for us? Why do we need zinc Zinc is a mineral that has many important roles in the body.…

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Figuring out what to eat for lunch can be difficult. Breakfast and dinner often include go-to meals, while lunch often gets left behind. Perhaps you’ve thought that skipping lunch will help you with weight loss, because you’re eating less food overall. However, skimping on lunch might actually be harming your weight loss efforts.   Skipping…

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Oatmeal is a popular morning staple for many people. However, while oats contain many health promoting properties, there are certain toppings you may want to avoid adding to your bowl of oats.    Liquid Sweeteners One of the worst ingredients you might be adding to your oatmeal is a liquid sweetener such as agave nectar.…

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How to Feel Your Best on a Holiday Weekend   With any big holiday weekend, many people attend barbecues and big gatherings surrounding food and drinks. There are a few tips to consider during these celebratory weekends to stay healthy and full while still feeling satisfied and enjoying yourself.   Fiber First   The first…

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Volume Eating and Weight Loss   Have you ever consumed a large leafy salad filled with vegetables and lean protein and felt completely satiated, while on another day you ate a bowl of ice cream and still felt hungry? Volume plays a role in how full we feel, and this can be used to support…

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Supplements to Help Stop Bloating   Feeling overly full, crampy, and bloated is one of the most uncomfortable feelings. While some stomach extension after a meal is normal, if you are someone who often suffers from uncomfortable bloating, there are certain foods and supplements you can use to give your digestive system and metabolism some…

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Best Supplements to Take Before Bed   Getting a good amount of quality sleep is important for our overall health. Many people however have a hard time falling asleep! The good news is, there are certain supplements that can help you relax and get in some quality z’s.   CBD isn’t just for brownies  One…

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Can Supplements Boost Metabolism?   Wouldn’t it be great if we could add one small thing to our diets and see positive changes to our gut health and metabolism? Good news: there is! If you’ve never heard of psyllium husk, keep reading.   Fiber and gut health  One of the best supplements that can help…

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How Does Stress Impact Weight? You’ve probably heard that stress can have negative health consequences. This includes weight management, as stress can impact us psychologically and physiologically in ways that can lead to weight gain.   Stress and comfort foods Stress can play a role in weight gain, particularly when it is chronic. One of…

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What are the Benefits of Steamed Food? Steamed food sometimes gets a bad rap. This is because it may not pack as much flavor at first when compared to other cooking methods. However, steamed food can be delicious, and is one of the healthiest ways to prepare food.   The benefits of steaming food There…

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