According to this survey, nearly 1 in 5 Americans, on average, consume at least 1 soda per day. Just one serving of soda can be loaded with sugar, dye, sodium, carbs and empty calories. Americans love their soda, but obesity and other health concerns are a serious, rising issue. A lot of people want to […]
How Can Sugar Affect Your Brain?
When it comes to addiction in the United States, one of the most common addictions may surprise you. It’s not alcohol or some illicit drug. In fact, it is something children and adults consume everyday: sugar. Yes, sugar can be biologically addictive, just like any other refined chemical drug. A new study published in the American Journal […]
The Benefits of Ginger
Ginger is a popular spice used in Indian and Asian cuisine to flavor various dishes. While this spice is often considered savory and is used in many meat-based dishes, ginger is also used in candies, in baked goods and is popular in tea blends. This versatile root has a lovely flavor and a tasty heat […]
Healthy Fats vs. Unhealthy Fats
It’s unfortunate that the term fat is viewed as something negative or unhealthy most of the time. In reality, healthy fats are very important for our overall health and shouldn’t be viewed as something to avoid. There are both healthy fats and unhealthy fats in food products. Sometimes these fats are found naturally in a […]
6 Spices that Support Weight Loss
We all know that in order to achieve your weight loss goals you must eat a healthy diet that consists of fresh, whole foods. Did you know that the seasonings you might use in your everyday cooking could be leveraged to give yourself an extra weight loss boost? Spices have numerous benefits for our bodies, from […]
5 Potential Dangers of Drinking Diet Beverages
It’s no surprise that soda is one of the most widely consumed beverages. Coca Cola and Pepsi lead as the most popular brands but you may be surprised that diet Coke is the second most popular soda here in the US. Diet drinks, especially diet sodas, may just be one of the unhealthiest beverages. Though […]
Are Artificial Sweeteners Really Bad For You?
For many people, the journey to a healthier way of life often includes dropping a few, or quite a few, pounds. Foods marketed as “diet” or “sugar free” seems like a logical starting point. Look at a can of soda, for instance. Drinking a 12oz. can of diet soda instead of a regular one can […]