Foods To Eat & Foods To Avoid When You’re Pregnant

It’s always better to err on the side of caution when it comes to your diet when pregnant. There are some foods you need to take completely off your menu for the whole nine months. Some other foods are best to avoid, especially when eating out, just in case you get a bad batch of […]

The Top 5 Health Benefits Of Pumpkin (+ Recipes That Aren’t Just For Halloween!)

Pumpkin has a rich history of varying uses and traditions, from the jack-o-lantern to pumpkin pie to pumpkin spice lattes. But beyond the sugary desserts and Halloween decorations, these vibrant orange autumn fruits (that’s right – fruit, not vegetable!) come with a range of incredible health benefits. Pumpkin has been labeled a ‘superfood’, and that […]

22 Creative & Healthy Trail Mix Recipes

Whether you call it gorp, scroggin or studenterhavre, trail mix is a quick, easy, non-perishable and portable snack that can be made to be very healthy, filling and energizing! Here are 22 creative takes on the classic hiking snack…   Is Trail Mix Healthy? This classic hiking snack tends to get a bad rap health-wise […]

Brown Rice vs White Rice: The Surprising Differences

Rice is a popular gluten-free grain that has been enjoyed in some parts of the world for thousands of years. It is versatile and comes in many different shapes and colors – brown and white being the two most common and recognized varieties. But with certain fad diets suggesting people eat little or no carbs, […]

Top 12 Causes of Constipation & Natural Remedies

What happens behind the bathroom door isn’t something most people like to think about, let alone discuss. You just want to get in, do your thing, and get out. For the estimated 63 million Americans suffering from chronic constipation, though, their bowel movements are always on their mind and greatly affect daily life. After all, […]

11 Prebiotic Foods For Optimal Gut Health

Lately, it seems like everyone is talking about the benefits of probiotics. You know, the good bacteria that help keep our digestive tract healthy, support a strong immune system and benefit nearly every function in the human body. Supplement companies are paying big bucks to advertise their probiotics on television commercials and magazine print ads. Yogurt […]

See how fiber benefits your body, mind and overall health…

11 Important Health Benefits of Fiber

The benefits of fiber can’t be overstated, and until you have met your daily requirement consistently for a month or longer, you just can’t imagine how great you’ll feel. If you need some additional reasons to eat more fiber each day, here are some of the biggest ones.

See how much fiber you should have everyday for optimal health and wellness…

How Much Fiber Should You Have Everyday?

One big question when crafting the ideal diet is how much fiber per day should I have? With so many different opinions out there concerning the amount of fiber you should be consuming each day, it’s easy to see why it’s so confusing. For something as important as daily fiber intake it seems that there […]

Here are 5 obvious ways to tell you may be eating too much fiber…

5 Signs You May Be Consuming Too Much Fiber

Too much fiber can be just as troublesome as not enough, so it’s good to know the signs of taking it too far. While it may be better to err on the side of too much rather than too little, we’re after the Goldilocks of fiber intake, and getting it “just right” is the only […]