Facts About Fat

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For many decades, fat became the enemy, and our favorite foods started popping up in the grocery aisle with a “fat-free” version. Little did we know, these fat-free foods are actually worse for us, as they contain higher amounts of fillers like sugar, salt and preservatives to enhance the flavor. What we know now is that fat isn’t as bad …

Proper Nutrition for the Endurance Athlete

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Marathons and triathlons are no longer just for Olympic athletes.  They are becoming increasingly more popular for anyone looking for a fun and competitive hobby.  With this extra activity comes the need for extra calories!  No athlete is the same and each individual will have their own nutritional needs.  Based on the size and activity level of the endurance athlete, …

Sugar – Is It All Bad?

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In the 1950’s, the USDA reported an annual intake of added sugar to be approximately 110 pounds per person. In the year 2000, the average annual intake per capita jumped to a staggering 152 pounds! This means we are eating about six times the World Health Organization’s recommended daily maximum of 6-9 teaspoons of added sugar. How does this affect …

Protein – How Much Do We Really Need?

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There are a lot of misconceptions these days about protein. Whether its protein shakes to protein bars to eating a pure protein and veggie diet, our society has been going crazy for protein lately! In the United States, we generally eat more protein per day than what is required. This is due to the fact that high protein sources such …

Getting Essential Amino Acids on a Plant-Based Diet

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When we think of dietary protein, foods like beef, chicken and fish usually come to mind. Aside from the ongoing health debate regarding meat, animal protein sources are still considered a great way to get protein as they are complete protein sources. What makes a protein complete or incomplete depends on whether or not it contains all of the essential …

Get Fit with Fiber

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We hear about fiber and are always told to eat more, but what does it really do? Fiber is a non-digestible component found in plant-based foods that is also referred to as “roughage” or “bulk.” Unprocessed vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and grains all contain fiber. Different from other food components such as fat, protein, and carbohydrates, fiber is not digested …

EIGHT FOODIE GIFTS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

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BY NICOLE DANNA  | New Times Broward-Palm Beach   A week of DeliverLean… for that picky teenager who can barely work a microwave.Teenagers are pretty much always hungry. Rather than watch them live off pizza, fast food, and Chipotle, we suggest getting them a more nutritious option — one that doesn’t even involve leaving the house. Oakland Park-based DeliverLean is one …

14 Product Subscription Services to Simplify Your Life

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BY BARTIE SCOTT | Inc.com DeliverLean For those who truly don’t have the time or brainpower to go grocery shopping and cook at home,DeliverLean is a meal delivery service that ships $9 healthy meals–all you have to do is choose classic, paleo, vegetarian, or vegan.

The Skinny on Carbohydrates

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What is a carbohydrate? What is the difference between a simple carb and a complex carb? Both of these became burning questions with the explosion of the low-carb diet in the early 2000’s. Although diets fade in and out, carbohydrates are still a hot topic, and most of us are still unsure what the final verdict is. A carbohydrate, or …