How Much Salt Should You Really Be Consuming?

Many studies have been conducted on the effects of salt consumption. Until now, the prevailing assumption on the matter was that too much salt is no good. This theory came from an old study that proved that people with hypertension who consumed more than seven grams of sodium a day had significantly greater rates of cardiac problems and death...

Drink Your Way to Perfect Skin

We’ve all heard it before. Beauty is skin-deep, it comes from the inside out. What you choose to put inside your body will be directly reflected on the outside. It’s a fairly simple concept and yet many of us still indulge in fast food and sugary sodas without giving it a second thought. What you should really be doing...

Don’t Be Fooled By These Five “Healthy” Foods

All these 5 foods have been heavily hyped as healthy. But are they really? Well, not so much...

Constantly Tired? Here’s Why

Do you feel sluggish and fatigued throughout the day, even after having a full-night’s sleep? Chances are you have habits that are causing you to stay tired regardless of how much sleep you get at night. Not having enough exercise Exercise should be a top priority in your daily routine. It helps promote better sleep as it increases the body’s need...

Cheat Sheet For How To Know if An Avocado is Ripe

---ADVERTISING 1 728x90--- googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1492001161565-0'); }); You wake up in the morning dreaming about avocado toast and eagerly cut into an avocado only to find out its stiff as a rock inside, or what you thought was perfectly ripe ended up being mushy and brown....

Breakfast, the Most Important Meal of the Day?

You’ve probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But how solid is that advice actually? Where is the research that founded it and how reliable is it’s claim? Most people aren’t even hungry until lunch time, but they are made to feel bad about themselves if they skip breakfast. It’s time we took a...

The Short Workout Trend

This year saw the rise of the short workout. Many studies have emerged proving the benefits of short focused interval workouts over pro-longed one-note physical activity. The upside is your workout may only need to take a couple minutes. The downside? You’ll have to give it your absolute all for those couple minutes! In a study conducted in May, scientists...

Sugar, Childhood Obesity and Conspiracies

Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of California who specializes in childhood obesity, gave a 90-minute talk in 2009 titled “Sugar: The Bitter Truth”, that has since been viewed more than 6 million times. The premise of his talk is that for the past few decades nutritionists have failed the general population by mistaking the culprit for...

Smoothie Recipes For a Cool and Healthy Summer

There are few things in life as satisfying as a cool and refreshing smoothie on a hot summer day. With summer soon approaching, here are some easy smoothie recipes sure to quench your thirst, treat your palette, and make your blender happy to be useful again! Tropical Fruit Smoothie This smoothie is a hybrid of delicious and good for you. It’s...

Maximize Your Workouts With These Essential Nutrition Tips

Fitness buff? Aspiring fitness buff? If you’re already taking the time to drive all the way to the gym and carving out an hour + of your time to work out, you might as well get the most of it, right? (And no, flipping through a magazine while sitting on a stationary bike is not considered getting the most...