Is sugar really the new fat?
Can we really be addicted to sugar like alcoholics addicted to alcohol?
While I don’t know for sure that sugar really is the new fat or that we have a bonafide addiction to it, studies do show that most Americans eat an average of 20 teaspoons of added sugar a day. That’s just added sugar! That’s not including the hidden sugars that we eat on a regular, daily basis.
If you’ve ever read a food label, you have probably read the words “refined” and “enriched” and even “whole grain” a time or two on the list of ingredients. And even more so, you’ve probably seen the big flashy words “whole grain” on the front of the many products…luring you to make you think you’re about to purchase a healthy product. What exactly are whole grains and could you be sensitive to the gluten found in it?
With the heat of the Summer months soon approaching, so does the need to increase our daily water intake. Not only does infusing your water with fresh fruit create a fun, refreshing drink and help us get in the water we need for the day, but it also has some health benefits, too!
Reading a food label can not only be confusing, but very misleading as well. Learn what all the numbers mean and how to dissect the food label puzzle so you can make easier, healthier and safer food choices.
You can use this gluten free recipe for a basic waffle mix, bread or even muffins. This is soooooo much better than buying the frozen waffles from the grocer’s freezer section or worse, the muffin mix from the bag! And you can enjoy it guilt free!
Clean eating is simply eating real food rather than boxed food trying to pretend to be food. Clean, real food not necessarily manufactured in a warehouse or on an assembly line. No I don’t live by a label, nor am I an extremist, but I do prefer eating food from the earth and other natural sources instead of chemically derived, preservative-filled, fake food. Read more for a ‘clean’ recipe and grocery shopping list!
Before we delve into the infamous debate on whether to detox or not to detox, let’s first get a basic definition of what it is. Detox refers to the removal of toxic substances. Now what does that really mean as far as we’re concerned in regards to actually detoxing our body? And why does our body even need detoxing anyway? When we detox the body, we’re basically cleaning the blood and removing toxic waste from the tissues and the liver, kidneys and intestines (where our filtering and elimination of these wastes takes place).
Are you one of those people who want to lose weight and get healthier in 2015? Are you also one of those who need help with some organizational skills, too? Let’s take a look at how you can get organized to help you achieve your weight loss resolution!