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The Foods that Help you Concentrate

Posted on Oct 02, 2014 0 comments
Eating healthy and nutritious foods doesn’t just benefit your body. Certain foods are also great for your brain, which can help you concentrate. Focusing on these types of foods may boost brain performance and help you work or study more effectively.

Here are a few foods that will help you improve your concentration.

Foods that Reduce Stress and Increase Energy

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 0 comments

Written by Dr. Mubina Jiwa, ND

Life is busy. Life is stressful. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to reduce that stress and get some more energy to deal with everyday life? The good news is, for many people, there is!

What you eat has a huge impact on how you feel and this includes how much energy you have and how much stress you experience.

If you’re struggling to have enough energy each day or if you’re battling stress and anxiety, here are a few tips:

Summer Food Safety Tips

Posted on Jul 04, 2014 0 comments

Are you enjoying the warm summer weather? We hope you are! Now that the sunshine is here, you’re probably thinking about all of the delicious things that you can eat – outside!

After all, summer is a time for barbecues and picnics and dining on patios and in backyards. It’s a great time. However, according to the American Dietetic Association, summer is also the season when food poisoning is most likely to occur.

Here are a few tips to avoid food poisoning and other food-related illnesses during your summer picnic or cookout.

Getting More Superfoods in your Diet

Posted on Jun 11, 2014 0 comments

Written by Dr. Mubina Jiwa, ND

By now you’ve probably heard of the term “superfood.” But you may be wondering exactly what a “superfood” really is. When most people use the term, they are referring to foods that are beneficial to your health. Basically, a “superfood” is a food that is high in nutritional value. Sometimes these foods are called “powerhouse” foods.

No matter what you call them, it’s important to include these healthy foods in your diet. The good news is that there are a lot of different foods that contain important vitamins and nutrients that help your body, so adding them to your diet isn’t difficult.

Here are a few tips for adding nutrient dense foods to your diet.

Foods for Healthy Skin and Hair

Posted on Apr 30, 2014 0 comments

Written by Dr. Mubina Jiwa, ND

Food impacts the way you feel. You’ve probably experienced this if you’ve ever felt bloated or sore after eating too much of a certain food.

Depending on what you’re eating, the foods you put into your body can cause you to feel energetic, sluggish, tired, alert or a wide variety of other feelings. For some people, eating specific foods can lead to unique food intolerance symptoms. These are all examples of how the foods you eat impact your body in a number of different ways.

Certain foods can help you improve the health and appearance of your skin and hair. If you’d like to have glowing skin and flowing hair, here are a few suggestions.

Foods that Help You Beat Stress

Posted on Apr 09, 2014 0 comments

Life can be stressful. Work, school, tasks and responsibilities can leave you feeling anxious, tired and out of control. This stress could even send you diving into a plate of fries or running towards a carton of ice cream. However, junk food isn’t the best way to deal with stress. Not only is junk food bad for your body, but it doesn’t actually help your body and brain deal with the stress that you`re under. Sure, it might make you feel better temporarily, but it doesn’t help in the long term and it may even harm you.

So what foods can you eat that will help you cope with stressful situations? Here are a few suggestions.

Are you Eating Too Much Salt & Sugar?

Posted on Mar 25, 2014 0 comments

Eating too much salt and sugar on a regular basis can lead to a variety of different health issues. Eating too much salt can result in high blood pressure, bloating, weight gain and an increased risk of stroke, heart failure, kidney disease and a wide variety of other issues. Too much sugar can lead to weight gain, an impaired immune system and put you at a higher risk for type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases. It can also cause dental cavities.

Studies show that, in general, most people consume more salt and more sugar than they need. So how can you reduce your consumption and improve your health? Here are a few tips:

Foods to Help You Exercise

Posted on Mar 19, 2014 0 comments

Written by Dr. Mubina Jiwa, ND

Exercise is important. Regular exercise can help you look better, feel better and even live longer. Exercising on a regular basis helps control weight, combat diseases, boost energy and improve mood. In general, you should aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise each day.

But which foods will give you the energy you need to exercise? Which foods will give your body the right nutrients and vitamins to keep it working at its best?

Here are a few suggestions:

Healthy Lunches that help you get through the Day

Posted on Feb 19, 2014 0 comments

Written by Dr. Mubina Jiwa, ND

When you’re looking for a pick-me-up to help you get through a grueling afternoon, your first instinct might be to reach for a chocolate bar or an energy drink. Those options might give you a temporary boost, but the sugar in them could cause you to “crash” later on. Plus, they’re not really the healthiest choices for lunch. These quick and “easy” options are often lacking the nutrients and vitamins that your body needs to be at its best. When you’re lacking nutrients, you’ll be much more likely to feel tired, sluggish and sore.

Here are a few suggestions for healthy lunch options that will keep you satisfied and energetic until dinner. Don’t worry, they’re not complicated and they don’t require that you take too much time out of your busy day!

Did You Know? Today, November 6, is National Healthy Eating Day 2013

Posted on Nov 06, 2013 0 comments

The American Heart Association has named November 6, 2013 National Healthy Eating Day. The goal of the day is to encourage people to “make small, healthy changes and raise the awareness of the importance of good nutrition.” People are also encouraged to promote healthy choices to friends and family.

Here are a few healthy eating tips to start you off:

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