For many people, caffeine is what wakes them up in the morning and keeps them going on long, hard days. Whether it’s a luxurious cappuccino or a quick shot of Red Bull, caffeine is an integral part of many people’s lives. But is it healthy? What is Caffeine? Caffeine is the primary psychoactive ingredient in coffee. It’s found in over 60 different plant sources, including: … Continue reading Is Caffeine Healthy?
Although food often acts as a friend to our bodies, keeping them well-nourished and healthy, it can also be an enemy. Not too many would disagree that food is tasty, and that tastiness is what makes it so easy for us to consume what we want when we want it. But sometimes, the food we love can come back to bite us. Aside from the … Continue reading Choose a Healthy Heart
While extra pounds can sometimes cause distress, body mass index, a common tool that calculates weight and height to measure body size and whether a person has a healthy or excess amount of weight, can sometimes be much worse. Although BMI is used as a standard screen tool to track weight statuses, according to Yvette Brazier of Medical News Today, it does not measure the … Continue reading More to Health Than BMI
Grain + Protein + Veggies + Sauce + Toppings Grain: This is the base of your bowl and will provide the complex carbs your body needs for energy. Different grains have different textures, so try different ones until you find your favorite. Try: brown rice, quinoa, faro, couscous, polenta Tip: Cook grains in chicken, vegetable, or beef broth to add more flavor. Protein: Don’t over … Continue reading Power Up With a Grain Bowl
We all know that fried foods are not the healthiest options out there, but the problem is that they taste so good that we forget the health negatives. Fried foods are high in fat, calories, and salt, which contribute to health problems like Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. The problem is that fired food just tastes so good, and not many people would happily … Continue reading Healthier Alternatives to Fried Foods