"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...
"Water is the driving force of all nature." - Leonardo da Vinci Why You Should Drink Water Ranging from 50 to 65 percent, water is an essential and abundant nutrient in your body. The variations come from your unique body composition associated with your lean tissue amount. To highlight its importance, here's a list showing water composition in the body. 90% of blood 70% of muscles 20% in bones 78% of the...
"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 or Do Not.  There is No Try.” - Yoda Fiber Soluble and insoluble fiber are the two forms found in many of the food sources that you eat. Soluble fiber is digestible and stimulates the growth of healthy bacteria and fatty acids required for the colon. Some common foods that contain soluble fiber are: Bananas Plums Apples Broccoli Sweet potatoes Carrots Almonds Beans Peas On...
“Knowledge isn’t power until it is applied.” - Dale Carnegie Six-Pack Abs The term “abs” refers to a pair of muscles that make up the rectus abdominis.   But to complete the full six-pack abs look, you must properly develop the other “core” muscles such as obliques, transversus abdominis (TVA), and serratus anterior. How You Get Six-Pack Abs You can get six-pack abs by the...
“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...
“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 of muscle tissue. How Much Protein You Should Consume Based on the Institute of Medicine, your protein consumption is in the range of 10 to 35 percent of our...
“Success isn’t always about “greatness.” It’s about consistency.  Consistent hard work gains success.  Greatness will come.” - Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) Cardio Cardio is 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...
“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 on...
“The first wealth is health.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Start With Health The best investment you can make is in yourself and it starts with health. You have already made investments in yourself in the form of formal education. At age five, you enrolled in kindergarten. Then you moved to elementary school, middle school, high school, college, and even professional school. For me, I stopped after...

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