Nutrition

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The Eye-Opening Experience of Reading Nutrition Labels

Over the years, I’ve developed a deep interest in nutrition.  I’m captivated by how the food we eat impacts everything from our energy levels to sleep and mental clarity.  Planning for and eating a balanced diet can be the difference between feeling strong and healthy and barely making it through the day without crashing. Before we can paint a clear …

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What’s Wrong With Ultra-Processed Foods?

In recent years we’ve heard more and more about the perils of processed food, how damaging it is, and how it may be largely to blame for America’s obesity epidemic. But what is a processed food exactly? Technically speaking, processed foods are any food items that are not raw or in their original form.  Processing can mean cooking, canning, pasteurizing, …

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All About Magnesium: Benefits, Types, Symptoms of Deficiency, and Side Effects

Magnesium has taken a seat in the spotlight in recent years and for a good reason.  This mineral is responsible for many core bodily functions, and the vast majority of people in this country are deficient. While most cases of magnesium deficiency go undiagnosed, it’s been estimated that up to 50% of the U.S. population is not reaching the recommended …

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Why Clean Eating is the Mindset Everyone Can Get Behind

It seems like every day we hear about a new fad diet.  Paleo, keto, vegan, ovo-lacto vegetarian, Atkins, south beach, intermittent fasting, low carb, no-carb, whole30, and the list goes on.  Take a scroll through the over 50,000 results in Amazon’s weight loss and diet section, and you’ll be overwhelmed by the options. It’s downright confusing. With so much information …

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