• Nutrition

    Magnesium Rich-Foods and Evidenced-Based Health Benefits

    Magnesium is a powerhouse mineral that is present in nature and all cells in the human body. More than half of the magnesium in the body is present in bone, but can also be found in muscle and brain. While the body makes a great effort to ensure the magnesium in the blood remains within a particular range, it’s possible to have magnesium deficiency, even with a healthy diet. Here is what you need to know about the health benefits and best food sources of magnesium. What is Magnesium? Magnesium is a mineral that is actively involved with cell signaling, nerve impulses, muscle relaxation, and maintaining a normal heart rhythm.…

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    How to Created Balanced Meals

    Image property of The Institute for Family Health  Have you ever wonder where to start your journey to reach your health goals? I got you cover here as I explain the healthy plate method as your first step. Before we begin to talk about the plate method, you must define what healthy means to you. For most people, healthy means losing weight, having regular bowel movements, exercising often, or simply, getting on a better state of mind. The truth is that thinking that “I fill fit and healthy” is not enough because “healthy” is not defined by a single number. For me, a healthy person is one that follows their…

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    Seven Vegetarian Holiday Superfoods for the Gut

    Have you heard that tart cherries are the new superfood? Along with nutmeg, apples, and cranberries, many classic holiday foods have wonderful health properties. Today, the term “superfood” does not have a standardized definition and is mainly used by manufacturers as a marketing strategy. The trendy name suggests that these foods are hyper-concentrated with health-promoting substances beyond vitamins and minerals…but are they? As vegetarianism and plant-based eating continues to grow so does the need to transform classic holiday meals into festive and celebratory affairs. Going to traditional holiday gatherings can turn into high-stress situations for vegetarians who don’t have the options they need. If you are still trying to figure…

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