Shake Up Your Veggie Sides

When we think of vegetables our minds instantly go to broccoli, carrots, and tomatoes. There are more than a thousand different types of vegetables that have the same or even better nutrients than the ones we usually think of. Vegetables have a huge effect on our physical body. Having a healthy diet that includes vegetables means one reduces the risk of some chronic diseases and … Continue reading Shake Up Your Veggie Sides

Paleo Diet

Based on the Paleolithic area, the paleo diet is a dietary plan evolving around whole foods, including lean meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds.  Otherwise known as the Stone Age diet, the paleo diet aims to limit foods that were popularized in the last 10,000 years. The reasoning is that humans are genetically predisposed to eat certain foods that could be hunted and gathered … Continue reading Paleo Diet

Food Allergies

In 2004, the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act was passed to establish the top eight common food allergies among Americans: milk, eggs, peanuts/tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat, and soy. This act reported that almost 90% of allergies occur from one of the eight listed foods.  Milk According to the U.S Food and Drug Administration, cow’s milk allergy is most common among young children … Continue reading Food Allergies