Health & Nutrition

Simplistic Six Diet

My simplistic Six diet is a overall healthy diet recommended for everyone. It consists of eating foods from the six essential nutrients. We get our calories from three nutrient sources carbs, fats, and protein. The amount of calories needed per day depends on gender, age, height, and activity level. However many calories your diet consist of, make sure you are ingesting the adequate amount of each source. Carbs should always be 45-65% of total calories, fat 25-35%, and protein 10-35%.

Why Eat Organic Foods

Why do I recommend Organic Food? First off, let’s take a look at the meanings for “organic food.” There are two noted meanings, a popular meaning and a legal meaning. The popular meaning refers to all foods that are produced naturally. One might assume from this definition that all food must be organic, since all food is derived from a natural source whether it’s from a plant or animal.However, this is where the legal definition clears up any confusion. 

Why Eat Whole Grains

Whole grains are intact kernels that contain all the essential parts and naturally occurring nutrients of the entire grain seed. To qualify as a whole grain, 100% of the bran, germ, and endosperm must be present. Whole grains are full of fiber, healthy bran, Vitamin E, magnesium, zinc and various antioxidants. Get in the habit of choosing the carbohydrates where the first ingredient on the label is “whole”.

Top 50 Vegetables You Should Be Eating

All vegetables are not created equal. We all know vegetables are an important part to any healthy diet – but which vegetables are the best of the best? If you’re looking to optimize your diet – from increasing your metabolism to decreasing your cholesterol – it’s important to focus on the right types of vegetables to get the maximum result.

What is Hypertension?

High blood pressure also known as HYPERTENSION is the most common chronic illness in the United States, and is affecting more than 65 million Americans. Hypertension can raise your risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney disease and eye problems. Many people can live for years with high blood pressure and have no symptoms. 

Healthy HyperTension Meals

Eating correctly is very important for people who have hypertensions. With the correct combination of meals and exercise, you can live a healthy life. Below are a few of my favorite recipes for anyone who may suffer from H ypertension.

Choosing the Best Carbohydrates

Believe it or not, carbohydrates (in moderation) are not bad for you! Ever since low carb diets like the Atkin’s Diet, and other fad diets became popular, carbohydrates have gotten a bad reputation. In this section, we’ll walk through the different types of carbohydrates – from the good to the bad.

Choosing the Right Fats

Good news: Fat can be good for you. One of the main variables to a successful diet is to eat more GOOD fats than BAD fats. It doesn’t sound conventional, but adding the right amount of GOOD fat to your diet can help you lose those extra pounds. Learn more about the difference between good and bad fats here. 

Proteins: The Building Blocks of Life

Proteins are the building blocks of life. They are crucial for building, maintaining, and repairing the body’s tissues, in addition to being the major components of our immune system and hormones. The basic structure of a protein is a chain of amino acids. Amino acids make up the structure of a protein. Every protein is comprised of a variety of amino acids linked together in a peptide bond and these links are what makes proteins differ.