Have you ever notice that some foods keep you feeling full longer? And others give you the munchies an hour later? That can make the advice to “stop eating when you feel full” a bit tricky if you’re picking foods that aren’t filling. That’s a phenomenon called satiety. It’s the feeling of fullness, of being…

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Whether you are trying to give up sugar altogether or just cut back, you will be shocked by how many of your normal foods contain sugar. These are foods that don’t seem sweet, where the sugar is simply used as another preservative. Here are some foods to watch out for as they might contain hidden…

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No question that what you eat can affect how you feel, right? Mental health and brain health are complex. So are the foods we eat, and the ways our bodies interact with those foods. While, we don’t know the exact mechanisms how food and nutrition help, we know a few ways food impacts our moods.…

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Sugar is getting a bad rap lately, especially with the rise of diets that naturally reduce your sugar intake, such as Paleo and Keto. However, is it really that bad? While everything should be consumed in moderation, there are some substances that are used excessively in your food, when it isn’t really necessary. Sugar is…

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How Much Sugar is Too Much? It’s official! Organizations and governments are (finally) declaring a maximum amount of daily sugar intake. While this is a step forward, there are still a few problems. One – they don’t all agree with each other. And, two, I don’t necessarily agree with them either. We all know sugar…

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It takes time and effort when you’re first learning about whole foods eating. Once you get to know a few tricks to make sure that you have all of the right stuff, it gets pretty easy, but if you need to go on a trip for work or fun, how do you keep up with…

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All fat is NOT created equal! Fat is one of the three critical macronutrients; along with protein and carbohydrates. Some fats are super-health-boosting; and, others are super-health-busting. Health-building fats support your brain, hormones, immune system, heart health, and moods. Health-busting fats pretty much bust all of these (brain, hormones, immune system, heart health, and moods).…

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Even though you hear lots of experts talking about nutrition all the time, it still seems to be something that completely eludes people. The importance of a balanced diet can be seen on many levels of physiology, so to avoid having to spend months fixing what has been broken while trying to be healthy, it’s…

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Do you ever feel a bit “overextended” in the belly after a meal? Perhaps “gassy?” Have you ever carried a “food baby?” Well, bloating is common. Up to 25-30% of people experience it regularly. It happens when you have trouble digesting. The symptoms come from excess gas, reactions to foods, or food not moving through…

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As an adult, the holidays offer a much different experience than when you are a kid. It might still be magical, but it can also be incredibly stressful, busy, and overwhelming. Here are some reasons why saying no and managing your own mental health is vital during the holidays to reduce stress. Why Do the…

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