Is Vitamin Water Good for You or Should You Avoid It?

by Holly Klamer on November 25, 2015
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Vitamin fortified, flavored waters have become popular as a “healthy” beverage of choice for many.  However, avoiding these products may actually be better than by choosing vitamin fortified water.  Vitamin waters can be almost as high in sugar as sodas which negates almost all benefit from the addition of added […]

How to Start Intermittent Fasting

by Holly Klamer on November 23, 2015
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Intermittent fasting (IF) is gaining in popularity and has been associated with potential benefits such as: lower risk for chronic diseases, increase fat burn, maintain muscle mass and increase glucose sensitivity. Prolonged calorie restriction has been shown in research settings to have these health benefits in animals.  The down side […]

Can You Lose Weight with the 3 Day Diet?

by Holly Klamer on November 20, 2015
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The 3 day diet promises weight loss of 10 pounds a week and up to 40 pounds a month. The concept of the 3 day diet is to follow a very low calorie diet for 3 days followed by eating normal for 4 days. The diet guideline is the same […]

7 Ways Sugary Drinks Are Bad for Your Health

by Holly Klamer on November 18, 2015
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Drinking sugary beverages is a major contributor to the increase of global obesity.  There are many risks associated with drinking sugary drinks including increasing risk for: obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, gout and making poor diet choices. Sugary drinks can include: soda pop, juice, lemonade, sweetened teas although most […]

What is Processed Meat and Should You Avoid It?

by Holly Klamer on November 16, 2015
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Just like with any food group, the quality and nutritional value of meat can vary greatly.  While there is no exact definition of the word processed, in general it usually means a food has been altered from its original state and has other ingredients, most of the time artificial, added […]

Is Sodium Nitrate Bad?

by Holly Klamer on November 13, 2015
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Sodium nitrates are usually associated as an additive to processed meats that enhances a red color and helps kills bacteria.  Some studies have shown an association between the intake of processed meats and cancer risk, and when sodium nitrates are heated up to a certain temperature they can produce the […]