Jan 14, 2020
I'm sure we all know at least one person that thinks water is water no matter what. You know, that one friend that picks on you about how you can taste the difference in various varieties of water. It's all clear, tasteless liquid right? Wrong. Not all water is created equal. With numerous location sources and methods, water extraction, filtration, and production are key factors in its quality.
Jan 09, 2020
I'm sure most of us are no strangers to stress. It is our natural reaction to harmful situations, which can be a good thing sometimes. Our fight-or-flight response is a great example of how we have evolved to use stress as a way to react quickly in life-threatening scenarios. While stress can be beneficial in this form it can also be very damaging to our bodies and our health.
Jan 06, 2020
At the beginning of every year, many people start their journey toward a healthier lifestyle and improved physical fitness. This is mostly due to the tradition of the "New Years Resolution" that involves individuals pledging a certain change in their diets, bad habits, and other ways in which they live. New diets and fitness programs seem to sprout up as a direct result of this massive collective shift towards improved health and fitness. With all that being said, let us take a look into the emerging fitness trends coming this year and see if they are based on health or hype.
Jan 03, 2020
It is important to make sure we are getting enough vitamin D during the winter months because our risk of vitamin D deficiency and infections is greatly increased during the winter. This is mainly due to the fact that most of our Vitamin D is made in our skin as a byproduct of sunlight exposure, which is limited in the winter. This vitamin can also be found in foods like mackerel, tuna, sardines, mushrooms, as well as fortified-dairy and dairy alternatives.Read more
Nov 11, 2019
We all know that we need protein in our diets but what exactly is in protein that makes it so important to the human body? Plant and animal proteins are both made up of about 20 common amino acids. The amounts of these amino acids vary as a characteristic of each particular protein. This is why not all the protein found in food is the same and why some foods are better than others for sources of protein in our diets.
Oct 23, 2019
We have all heard the claims that you can't build or maintain muscle mass on a plant-based diet. These claims have accumulated quite a following with the backing of many strongmen, bodybuilders, and professional athletes over the years. Some might say this is rightfully so, with the science and research that supports whey protein and meat's ability to help build and maintain lean muscle mass. This research is just a result of looking in that direction. We are now beginning to look in the direction of plants and their ability to be just as effective as whey or meat when it comes to building and maintaining lean muscle. This is a direction that is continuously building popularity with mounding scientific evidence and the backing of new athletes all the time.Read more