White Sugar vs. Brown Sugar: What is the Healthiest Option?

by Holly Klamer on June 24, 2016
brown sugar

It is recommended to cut back on added sugar from the diet because there is a relationship between sugar intake, obesity and chronic disease risk.  Sugar is naturally found in grains, fruits, vegetables and legumes.  However, sugar is added to many foods, and this is what most health experts advocate […]

5 Caffeine Alternatives to Kick Start Your Day That Are Better Than Coffee

by Holly Klamer on June 22, 2016
alternatives to coffee

Over half of adult Americans drink coffee everyday.  A typical cup of brewed coffee provides about 100 mg of caffeine, and a safe moderate dose of daily caffeine for most healthy adults can be around 400 mg.  There have been some studies that have shown a benefit of drinking coffee. […]

How to Make Your Own Healthy Energy Bars

by Holly Klamer on June 20, 2016
make your own energy bars

Energy or protein bars can be an easy, portable convenient snack (or meal) on the go.  The problem with energy bars is they can be quite expensive.  They can also range in nutritional profile; some are very high in calories, sugar and artificial ingredients. Making your own healthy energy bars […]

Best Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Can Eat

by Holly Klamer on June 17, 2016
Best anti-inflammatory foods

The inflammatory process in the body is meant to protect us from foreign harmful invaders like bacteria and viruses.  However, chronic inflammation in the body is associated with obesity and many chronic diseases including heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and cancer. According to Harvard Health (1), one of the best ways […]

Is It Bad to Eat Tuna Fish Everyday?

by Holly Klamer on June 15, 2016
tuna fish good for you

Tuna fish is the second most consumed seafood in the United States, and tuna fish is accountable for about 37% of mercury exposure to Americans according to an April 2016 Newsmax article (1).  Concerns with tuna fish and mercury contamination are not new and have recommendations for limiting consumption have […]

8 Solid Ways on How to Stick to a Healthy Diet

by Holly Klamer on June 13, 2016
how to stick to a healthy diet

The word diet can conjure up a lot of emotions….. dread, fear, anxiety, etc. because it can be associated with feeling like you are starving, limited food options or only eating a few types of foods.  However, trying to eat healthier, whether for weight loss or for your general health, […]