33 High Fiber Foods You Need in Your Diet

Reading Time: 3 minutes Dietary fiber is the rough, indigestible part of plant foods. It’s a type of carbohydrate that your body does not break down or absorb—but it does a lot of good for your health. Eating plenty of high fiber foods each day can benefit your digestion, blood sugar, weight management and more. The Incredible Benefits of High Fiber Foods Since dietary … Read More

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5 Ways to Enjoy Holiday Sweets Without Overindulging

Reading Time: 3 minutes Food is a huge part of the holiday season. But those who are mindful of health or weight management might worry about those salt- or sugar-laden foods that are less than nutritious. If you want to enjoy the special treats available this time of year without overdoing it, how can you find a good balance? To help you answer that … Read More

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Is a Big Breakfast Necessary?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do You Have to Eat a Big Breakfast to Be Healthy? You’ve probably heard the saying that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Many weight loss diets will tout the same philosophy, claiming those who eat more at the start of the day are less likely to overeat or reach for the sweets later on. But is … Read More

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Healthy Alternatives to Deli Meat

Reading Time: 3 minutes Pre-packaged lunch meats and deli meats are used as a quick lunch solution for many people, but there are reasons to be wary of this choice. These types of meats are not only poor in nutrition, they can also be harmful to our health. A few years ago, a report was released by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for … Read More

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Headaches: Causes and Natural Tips for Relief

Reading Time: 3 minutes Headaches show up in different ways depending on the situation and severity, but one thing’s for sure — they aren’t fun. In fact, regular headaches can greatly interfere with quality of life. Let’s look at some of the possible common causes of headaches and some tips you can try for relief. What Causes Headaches? There isn’t one known cause for … Read More

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7 Healthy Brain Foods to Eat This Week

Reading Time: 3 minutes When we discuss health, it’s often centered around topics like strong bones and heart, balanced blood sugar and healthy weight. But we mustn’t forget about the important organ that sits atop our whole body and is vital for everything we think and do: the brain! Good Brain Foods By considering the health of our entire body, including the brain, we … Read More

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Is Coffee Okay? 5 Things You Should Know

Reading Time: 3 minutes Many people look forward to a fresh cup of coffee to start their day or for a “boost” during an afternoon slump. But those who are health conscious might be wondering if coffee is okay to consume regularly. Well, the answer to that isn’t black and white, but let’s look at some facts about coffee and how it affects our … Read More

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Exercise: Are You Getting Enough?

Reading Time: 3 minutes You likely know that exercise is important. But how much do you need, exactly? And how do stay motivated if exercise itself seems like a chore? If these are questions you have, here’s a quick breakdown so you can truly begin making exercise work for you. How Much Exercise Do We Need? General guidelines recommend that most adults get at … Read More

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Gotta Go Too Often?

Reading Time: 2 minutes   If you are one of those folks who needs to urinate more frequently than most, there is a reason. Or let me say, many reasons. One of them could be an irritated bladder. Here are some of the stimulants that aggravate the bladder: sweet dried fruit; condiments, such as soy sauce, vinegar, ketchup, mayo, because they contain acids or … Read More

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Bad Fish – Part 3

Reading Time: 1 minute Monkfish is taken primarily with bottom trawls and dredges, which result in high levels of by-catch and habitat damage. This Atlantic bottomfish was once considered worthless, but rising prices led to rapid overfishing and crashing populations. According to Fish Watch, in 1999 scientists determined that “the monkfish resource had fallen below sustainable levels (overfished)”. By 2008, however, the monkfish resource had … Read More

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