The human body is made up of proteins – everything from the cells in your body, muscle, bones, skin and hair all contain protein. In many ways protein can be classified as the ‘building blocks of life’.
Ensuring our children eat a healthy, well balanced meal at lunch is vital to their school day, mood and productivity. That said, it’s not as hard as you may think to ensure your children actually enjoy their healthy lunches and receive all the nutrients and nourishment they need to get through the school day. We have provided some tips below on ways to prepare a well-balanced lunch for you children. Continue reading
Better memory and improved cognitive functioning are just some ways in which food can make your smarter. Your brain takes up an impressive 20% of your daily energy consumption and you should fuel it with whole grains, sprouted grains and organic foods. But your diet can do even more; improving the very fabric of your brain is just a plateful away and you can actually eat yourself smarter. Continue reading
Stuck with your dad’s sluggish metabolism or is your slow cooker a result of an office job that has you sitting all day? No matter why your metabolism has slowed down, here are some science-backed ways to get your motor running. Improving your metabolic rate will mean you burn more calories every day and have more energy too. Here are a few ways to improve your metabolism that are healthy and easy to follow.
Breakfast of Champions
Eat a great breakfast every single day. After your overnight fast, your body needs to refuel or it goes right into starvation mode and slows your metabolism down. You will, as a result, feel sluggish and struggle to focus at work. A lack of fuel affects higher cognitive functions, concentration and memory, so you won’t be performing at your peak. Continue reading
Diabetes is a growing epidemic; in 2012 statistic showed that 29.1 million Americans ( 9.3% of the population) had diabetes with 1.7 million new diagnoses every year. It’s estimated that 86 million Americans age 20 and older have prediabetes; a high blood glucose level that makes them more susceptible to contracting the disease.
Canadian studies show the situation is slightly better, but deteriorating fast, in 2009, almost 2.4 million Canadians (6.8%) were living with diabetes and from 1998 to 2009, the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes among Canadians increased by 70%.