Health Benefits of Broccoli, is it a Super Food?

by Holly Klamer on July 27, 2015
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Broccoli has many health benefits including protecting against heart disease, digestive benefits, cancer fighting and anti-inflammatory. Broccoli is part of the cruciferous vegetable family that also includes vegetables such as cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts and collard greens. Broccoli is very nutrient dense; one medium stalk provides about 45 calories. For […]

Do I have to Eat Before a Short Cardio Workout?

by Holly Klamer on July 24, 2015
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Depending on your fitness level and workout intensity, you burn primarily fat and carbohydrate during exercise. The human body stores both of these fuel sources, and we can tap into these for energy during exercise. For this reason, it is usually not necessary to eat before a short cardio workout. […]

Healthy Salad Toppings for Weight Loss

by Holly Klamer on July 22, 2015
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Salad can be an extremely healthy choice especially during weight loss. However, sometimes salads can be high in calories, fat and low in nutrient density. At some restaurants, don’t assume the salad is the healthiest thing on the menu; sometimes they are higher in calories than other entrees. When looking […]

5 Evidence Based Health Benefits of Blueberries

by Holly Klamer on July 20, 2015
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Blueberries are a nutrition power house for many reasons. Like all other berries, blueberries are high in phytochemicals and vitamin C. Researchers are constantly finding out more ways phytochemicals beneficially impact human health. Specifically, blueberries are rich in the phytochemical anthocyanins. This phytochemical gives fruits and vegetables a deep blue […]

5 Low Carb Substitutes for Bread

by Holly Klamer on July 17, 2015
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Someone may want to lower carbohydrate intake for a number of reasons: weight loss, blood sugar issues, food allergies, etc. If you are trying to cut your carbohydrate intake, it may seem like there are no options for replacements for bread, pasta, pizza, etc. However, there are many options for […]

I Want to Lose Weight. How Do I Start?

by Holly Klamer on July 15, 2015
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Trying to lose weight can seem intimidating and confusing of where to start. Some programs and diets make weight loss complicated, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There are some simple steps you can take; no matter what way you are trying to lose weight. Follow these starting […]