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"The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison." - Ann Wigmore History of Processed Food Because processed food is inexpensive, it's a perfect fit for your busy and hectic lifestyle.   After its introduction in the early 1900s, process food soared after World War I.   With new methods of processing food and...
“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” ― Buddha The History of Yoga The word yoga is derived from the root word “yuj” meaning “to add,” “to join,” or “to unite.” Although yoga can mean to yoke or to concentrate, it's a physical, mental, and spiritual practice that originated in...
“Great things are done in a series of small things brought together.” ―Vincent Van Gogh Micronutrients Vitamins and minerals are micronutrients found in food that is essential for your optimal health and wellness. The wide range of vitamins and minerals are the building blocks for your body’s physiological processes. Foods Containing Vitamins The best option to obtain vitamins and minerals is by eating nutrient-dense foods. Here are...
“All diseases begin in the gut.” - Hippocrates The Second Brain The gut is sometimes called the “second brain” because it releases neurotransmitters that affect your behavior and mood. Additionally, it has about 70 to 80 percent of your immune system. Nutrients found in most vegetables contain potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin A and C, and folate (folic acid) which supports red blood cells creation. A diet...
“Skin care must be good enough to eat!” ― Joanna Runciman The First Line of Defense For healthy skin, I focus on eating nutrient-dense foods, exercising daily, and exfoliating weekly using the sauna. I don’t use any skincare products. Knowing my skin is my first line of defense, I do my best to protect it. It is the primary barrier between my...
“Do or Do Not. There is No Try.” ― Yoda The Importance of Fiber Soluble and insoluble fiber are the two forms found in many of the food sources. Digestible and stimulates the growth of healthy bacteria and fatty acids required for the colon, soluble fiber can be found in the following foods: Bananas Plums Apples Broccoli Sweet potatoes Carrots Almonds Beans Peas On the contrary,...
“Energy and persistence conquer all things.” ― Benjamin Franklin Protein Protein is a macronutrient with four calories per gram. The body breaks it down into a pool of amino acids for many uses such as repairing and building muscle tissue. How Much Protein to Eat Based on the Institute of Medicine, your protein consumption is in the range of 10 to 35 percent of our daily calorie. But...
"Good nutrition will prevent 95% of all diseases" ― Linus Pauling Simple Ways to Save On Your Grocery Bill Because buying healthy food can be expensive and challenging, here are some tips to help you save while eating healthy. According to the Environmental Working Group, the “clean fifteen” has little or trace level of chemicals.   Therefore it's not necessary to buy organic which...
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ― Hippocrates Dietary Fat Dietary fat is the densest form of energy with nine calories per gram. It's more than double of carbohydrate and protein with four calories.   Chemically, dietary fats consist of carbon atom chains that range from 2 to 22 in length. The state (liquid or solid) of the fat depends...
“Success isn’t always about “greatness.” It’s about consistency.  Consistent hard work gains success. Greatness will come.” ― Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) Cardio Cardio originated from the Greek word kardia meaning heart.  In terms of health and fitness, cardio refers to any exercise related to the heart. It's not only helpful in losing fat, but it can also help build more muscle over time with the...

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