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The Best Types of Salt to Use

The Best Types of Salt to Use Salt is arguably one of the most important cooking ingredients and one of the hottest debated topics in the nutrition community. Over the years, salt has been blamed for numerous health conditions, but is all salt really as dangerous as we have been lead to believe? The reality…

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How Much Protein Do You Actually Need?

How Much Protein Do You Actually Need? Protein is essential to health, but as with most things in nutrition, there is no simple answer when it comes to how much protein you need. Depending on your age, health, activity level and goals, protein requirements can vary widely from person to person. Although there is no…

Are Gluten-Free Products Healthier?

Are Gluten-Free Products Healthier?

Are Gluten-Free Products Healthier? In recent years, the term gluten-free has become a bit of a nutrition buzzword. Although eating gluten-free most certainly has validity, namely for individuals with celiac disease, some people are simply opting for gluten-free products because they believe they are a healthier choice without fully understanding why, but is that accurate?…

11 Low-Carb Food Swaps

11 Low-Carb Food Swaps

11 Low-Carb Food Swaps Before we get too far into things, let me say loud and clear that there is nothing wrong with eating carbs. In their whole format, they are nutrient-dense foods that can certainly be incorporated into a healthy diet, however, there is a time and a place for everything when it comes…

Should You Be Avoiding Grains?

Should You Be Avoiding Grains?

Should You Be Avoiding Grains? If you’ve been following the nutrition community closely, odds are high that you’ve heard of the controversy about eating grains. Some experts argue that they are a nutrient dense whole food that should be included in a healthy diet, while others argue that whole grains are dangerous and detrimental to…

11 Ways to Eat More Fat

11 Ways to Eat More Fat

11 Ways to Eat More Fat Fats are arguably some of the most nutrient dense foods available to us, and yet so many people still struggle to include them in their diet. Whether people are just not sold on the idea that fats are healthy, that fat doesn’t make you fat, or they are just…

Why Junk Food Is So Addictive

Why Junk Food Is So Addictive

Why Junk Food Is So Addictive At a basic level, eating healthy is really easy; eat real food, don’t eat junk food. Sounds simple right? But, as you can imagine, it’s not always that simple. Why? Because junk food is literally engineered to make you eat it, overeat it, and want more of it more…

Intermittent Fasting: Fad or Fact?

Intermittent Fasting: Fad or Fact?

Intermittent Fasting: Fad or Fact? You’ve likely heard of a little something called intermittent fasting and all of its incredible health benefits. It has been said to be the key to weight loss, lower your risk of chronic diseases, increase energy and even give your brain a boost, but can it be so? How exactly…

Are Sugar Alcohols Healthy?

Are Sugar Alcohols Healthy?

Are Sugar Alcohols Healthy? Given the health concerns around the consumption of sugar, in the past number of years sugar alcohols have risen in popularity. Low-sugar recipes and store-bought food items now call for and include xylitol, sorbitol and other sugar alcohols as replacements to conventional sugar given they provide the same sweet taste without the…