It's the time of year when our caloric intake usually exceeds our daily normal and our diet experiences some seasonal distress: Halloween – Parties and too much candy. Thanksgiving – Turkey and dressing and pumpkin pie, oh my! December Holidays– Multiple gatherings filled with rich foods. New Year’s Celebrations – Need we say more? In fact, how many times have...
It takes a lot of time and energy to prepare our little ones for the school year. We have to adjust schedules, purchase supplies, navigate online school portals, sign-up for after school activities, organize carpools, and the list goes on and on! It’s easy to get caught up in the stress and unfortunately, it’s our bodies that pay the price...
Staying physically fit has many rewards such as increased energy, controlled weight levels, stimulating blood flow, and even taking the edge off by reducing stress. However, a strenuous workout can sometimes result in the opposite. Digestive distress, fatigue, emotional, and physical stress can occur during training and, according to a study1, these may be related to gut function. That’s why it is essential to keep your digestive system running on all cylinders while living an active lifestyle.
As a busy person, it’s probably sometimes difficult for you to get what your body needs from your diet. You probably pay close attention to the nutritional content of the foods you eat; you know-- vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, saturated fat, sodium, etc. One of the things that can get neglected is your fiber intake. I know what you are thinking...