“Negative” Calories?

JacquieNutrition, Wellness

Many people believe that some foods contain “negative calories” and that consuming these foods alone will help them lose a lot of weight. This sounds way too good to be true, and it definitely is. It is true that foods such as cucumbers, celery and lettuce have negligible calories, but they still count towards a typical day’s worth of calories. … Read More

How Much Exercise is Enough?

JacquieFitness, Wellness

There are many conflicting ideas about how much exercise you should be getting and this may leave you with many unanswered questions. It is obvious that exercising has many health benefits, however, just how much exercise is enough? Is there such thing as too much exercise? In two recent studies published in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal, these questions are … Read More

Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Produce?

JacquieNutrition, Wellness

Many methods used to prepare fruits and vegetables, including peeling, chopping and cooking, can have a huge impact on the nutrition content of your produce. It is always better to consume fresh vegetables as they contain more vitamins and minerals, however, frozen vegetables can also be very nutritious if they are frozen immediately after harvesting. Fruits and vegetables that are … Read More

Are You Avoiding Eggs?

JacquieNutrition, Wellness

Have you been avoiding eggs because you think they contain too much cholesterol? Many people have cut eggs out of their diet in an effort to reduce the amount of cholesterol they consume, however, this may no longer be necessary. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently reevaluated the amount of dietary cholesterol in a typical large egg, and they concluded … Read More

Is Sitting Down For Too Long Ruining Your Health?

JacquieFitness, Wellness

In our modern society, much of our time is spent sitting down. Whether you’re watching TV, sitting at a desk, or driving in a car, you aren’t moving around as much as your body should be. By spending many hours sitting with very little exercise, it has been shown to increase your chances of getting a cardiovascular disease, type 2 … Read More

Is a Grocery List the Key to a Smaller Waistline?

JacquieNutrition, Wellness

Is a grocery list the key to a smaller waistline? According to some studies, the answer is yes. Creating a grocery list is a useful tool that makes eating healthy foods easier. Research has shown that shopping from a list, rather than aisle to aisle, helps keep consumers on track. This means they are less likely to fall into temptation … Read More

Do You Drink Diet Soda?

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Do you drink diet soda on a daily basis? While many people believe drinking diet soda is better for them than regular soda, new research suggests that this could not be further from the truth. Although both types of soda contribute to weight gain and put you at risk for becoming overweight, diet soda is the main culprit. It is … Read More

The Health Benefits of Tomatoes

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In medieval times, the tomato was thought to be poisonous and people avoided eating it. However, this could not be further more from the truth. Tomatoes are one the healthiest options in the produce aisle. Tomatoes are technically a fruit, and they provide ten percent of the daily value of vitamin C, vitamin K, copper, potassium, and manganese in just … Read More

Distorted Portions

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In the past 20 years, our portion sizes have grown significantly. In the foods we eat every day, there are sometimes two to three times more calories than there used to be. Although we have a lot more knowledge of food and nutrition than ever before, we also have a growing rate of obesity and overweight people in our country. … Read More

Give Veggie Burgers a Try

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Whether you’re at your next backyard barbecue or looking for something new to try for dinner, a veggie burger is a great option. A veggie burger is lower in calories and saturated fat than the traditional hamburger, and unlike a regular burger, a veggie burger is a great source of fiber. Veggie burgers come in a variety of delicious brands … Read More