1/21/16 10:45 AM
7/9/15 10:55 AM
When it comes to food and mood, you are what you eat. We tend to soothe ourselves with foods that contain high levels of added fat, sodium, and/or sugar—among other things—when we’re feeling strained. In fact, our current mood is an often overlooked component of our health. In order to maintain one’s health, individuals should understand the relationship food has on their mood.
6/23/15 10:22 AM
Foods that are refined, processed, and/or packaged – whether organic or non-organic – often contain high levels of added sodium/salt, saturated fat, dietary cholesterol, added sugars/caloric sweeteners, added fats/oils, refined flours/grains, and/or hydrogenated/Trans fats. As your diet is critical in maintaining your health, knowing how to read the Nutrition Facts Label and the Ingredients List on food items is necessary in understanding exactly what you’re putting into your body. This article will examine these two items and can help you to make better food decisions.
6/11/15 9:16 AM
In the previous entry of the “Maintaining Health” series, it was established that what you put into your body is the most important factor in maintaining your health. But while reducing or eliminating refined, processed, and/or packaged foods is fundamental advice for cleaning up your diet, sometimes things get lost in translation when it comes time to shop. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the demand for organic produce has exploded from 2005 to 2014 and the trend looks to continue. However, it is important to note that simply eating organic food doesn’t necessarily mean that one’s diet is safer and more nutritious.