Is Spicy Food Good for You?

by Holly Klamer on February 5, 2016
Spicy Food

According to a 2013 report on consumer the majority of Americans said they find spicy foods appealing.  This has been the first time spicy food appeal has risen above 50%, and the majority of people who are really going after spicy food are the millennials, aged 18-34 years old.  Is […]

How Much Omega 3 do I Need Daily?

by Holly Klamer on February 3, 2016
Omega 3 Sources

Omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids.  We need these fatty acids for survival, and the body does not make them.  Some of the functions of omega 6 include: stimulating skin and hair growth, regulate metabolism and promote inflammation. Omega 3 functions include: brain development, […]

Why is My Stomach the Last Place to Lose Weight?

by Holly Klamer on February 1, 2016
Flat stomach

Carrying too much fat around your midsection has been associated with increasing risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and over all death. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), having a waist to hip ratio more than 0.85 for women or 0.90 for men is considered high and can […]

5 Natural Foods to Eat for Pain Relief

by Holly Klamer on January 29, 2016
pain relief foods

Millions of Americans suffer every day from acute or chronic pain and cost society between $560-635 billion dollars every year.  The desire to get relief from pain whether a simple headache or a symptom of a chronic disease can be very important for daily life. To help manage pain, many […]

Is Eating Grapefruit Before Breakfast Good?

by Holly Klamer on January 27, 2016
grapefruit benefits

Grapefruits are loaded with antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals that can be beneficial for many reasons.  Eating a high intake of fruits has been shown to help reduce body weight, and some studies have shown an inverse association between fruit intake and weight. All fruits are full of nutrients the […]

Fat Rich Foods that can Actually Help You Lose Weight

by Holly Klamer on January 25, 2016
full fat foods for weight loss

The fear that eating fat will make you fat is a myth.  In fact, many research studies have shown the benefit of eating the right type and amount of fat can be beneficial for weight loss and health. In particular, eating higher amount of monounsaturated fats can be beneficial for […]