Signs You Might Have an Iron Deficiency

by Holly Klamer on May 27, 2016
iron deficiency

Iron’s absorption from food is pretty low, and meeting the RDA from food can be hard especially if you’re a vegetarian.  Women during child bearing years and children are more prone to iron deficiency.  In fact, iron deficiency is the most common deficiency worldwide.  Approximately 2% of adult men and […]

Should You Be Eating the ‘Forbidden’ Black Rice?

by Holly Klamer on May 25, 2016
should you be eating brown

Black rice has been an elegant food for centuries; it was used for only serving royalty in ancient Chinese culture.  Nowadays, this rarer breed of rice is becoming more popular for anyone to try.  Black rice gets its color from being high in the compound called anthocyanins.  Anthocyanins are the […]

Is Drinking Liquids with Meals Good or Bad?

by Holly Klamer on May 23, 2016
drinking liquids with food

Around 40% of Americans drink less than 4 cups of water per day, according to a 2013 Chicago Tribune article. Only about 20% of Americans get more than 8 cups a day, which meets the general water recommendation for most people.  Besides drinking more water throughout the day, drinking water […]

Are there Any Health Benefits from taking Maca Root?

by Holly Klamer on May 20, 2016
Maca Root Benefits

Maca is a plant that has grown in the mountains of Peru for thousands of years.  Ancient Incans used maca root to help give them increased stamina.  The root of the maca plant has recently been growing in popularity as a remedy for various health problems.  While maca root is […]

Can Eating Grapes Help Me Shed Pounds?

by Holly Klamer on May 18, 2016
Grapes for weight loss

All varieties of grapes are full of antioxidants, vitamins, fiber and are low in calories.  Like all other fruits, eating grapes as part of a healthy diet could offer many health benefits along with helping to keep your waist line trim. Eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables is […]

Everything you need to know about Chicken & Brown Rice Diet

by Holly Klamer on May 16, 2016
Chicken and Brown Rice Diet

What can help with weight loss?  There seems to be so many options: countless diets, weight loss programs, supplements, workouts, books, etc.  How do you know what will work for you to lose weight?  While there are various ways to lose weight, for long term success research studies suggest eating […]