Does Your Diet Affect How Well You Age?

JacquieNutrition, Wellness

Does your diet affect how well you age? There are many dietary changes you can make that will help keep your mind and body sharp as you age. Consuming healthy oils, maintaining good gut bacteria, getting all your vital nutrients, and increasing your water and protein intake are all easy ways to help keep your body and brain as healthy … Read More

The Power of Purple Produce

JacquieNutrition, Wellness

The color of your food call tell you a lot about what health benefits lie inside. Purple fruits and vegetables, including blueberries, blackberries, plums, purple potatoes, and eggplant, contain phytochemicals called anthocyanins that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. According to one study conducted in 2011, people who consumed purple fruits and vegetables regularly had, on average, higher intakes of fiber, … Read More

How To Fit Exercise Into Any Schedule

JacquieFitness, Wellness

With today’s hectic lifestyle, it is easy to skip a workout. Many people don’t think they have enough time to fit in a daily exercise routine, however, there are many ways to fit physical activity into any schedule. There are many beneficial side effects of exercise including improving your overall health, aiding in weight loss, and reducing your stress levels. … Read More

Is Fructose Bad For You?

JacquieNutrition, Wellness

There is a lot of talk about if we should or shouldn’t eat fructose. Although eating high amounts of fructose may cause health issues, consuming fructose in its natural form found in plants is not a risk. The type of fructose that should be avoided is high fructose corn syrup which is now used to sweeten many food products. How is fructose different … Read More

Key Ways to Keep Weight Off As You Age

JacquieFitness, Nutrition, Wellness

As you age, it seems as though it gets harder and harder to keep excess weight off. When it comes to managing your weight, many people believe it’s just the calories you eat that matter, however, new research shows that this might not be true because not all calories are the same. In an ideal situation, the calories consumed versus … Read More

Why Do We Eat Junk Food When We’re Anxious?

JacquieNutrition, Wellness

Do you turn to junk food when you’re stressed out? It is very common that a person will eat more when they are stressed. The people that are the most prone to stress eating are those that are restricting their food intake the rest of the time. This is because when times get tough and we stress out, we ease … Read More

“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