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How Food Affects Your Hormone Levels

How Food Affects Your Hormone Levels

December 04, 2017

We usually only talk about hormones when someone we know is going through puberty or menopause. Apart from that, hormones don’t usually make an appearance in our daily conversations, especially when it comes to food and eating. It seems that hormones levels may be affected by our diet, resulting in effects on our mood, appetite, and overall health. This makes yet another case for the importance of always eating a balanced diet. In this article we’ll go over the basics about hormones and discuss what the research says regarding the relationships between food and our hormone levels.

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7 Tips For Eating Clean This Thanksgiving

7 Tips For Eating Clean This Thanksgiving

November 20, 2017

One of our favorite meals is around the corner - but does that mean you should stop all your healthy habits for an intense 48 hour feast of unhealthy epic proportions?! Of course not - you can still maintain your healthy choices and enjoy all the yummy food that Thanksgiving has to offer with a few simple tricks. In this blog post, we tell you what types of food to go light on, how to practice portion control and what to do when you're not eating to make sure your Thanksgiving is as yummy, enjoyable and healthy as possible.

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How to Form and Keep Good Habits

How to Form and Keep Good Habits

November 07, 2017

We all want to improve our lives in many different ways, whether that means working out more, eating better, relaxing more or just having better relationships. But it's one thing to simply want these things and it's another to actually form habits to achieve these things. Forming habits is one of the most important skills you can learn to continually improve your overall lifestyle! Interestingly, the mechanisms that form good habits are very similar to those that help you form bad habits. In this piece, we break down how both good and bad habits are formed, and what you can do to improve your good habit making skills! 

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Will Eating Fruit Make You Fat?

Will Eating Fruit Make You Fat?

October 30, 2017

Lately, consumers have become increasingly aware of sugar consumption. There seems to be a “sugar scare” amongst the general public and food and beverage companies have taken notice. The response has been an increase in “sugar-free” and “unsweetened” product lines of common food items such as granola, dairy-free milks, salad dressings and packaged snack items like cookies and chips. But does that mean you should cut out all foods that contain sugar, including fruits? If a fruit has 10g of sugar in it, vs a drink with the same amount, will those two options have the same effect on your body? We answer all these Q's and more. 

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The Science Behind Sugar

The Science Behind Sugar

October 18, 2017

There's been so much talk about sugar recently - should you totally cut it out of your diet? Or just avoid added sugars and processed sugar? What about the sugar from fruits...should I stop eating fruits entirely?! And most importantly - based on my body type and physique, how much sugar should I actually be having every day? We teamed up with the doctors from Evidence Based Training for a full breakdown on all the science behind sugar, and all the sweet details behind this carbohydrate. Enjoy!

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Why Fad Diets Don't Work

Why Fad Diets Don't Work

October 11, 2017

We hear about fad diets all the time - a new juice cleanse, the blood type diet, the mediterranean diet, even the cookie diet (yes, this is a real thing!). And honestly, we wish the cookie diet did actually work but unfortunately it does not. That's because like all fad diets, it's a poorly researched and avoids key micro + macro nutrients. So what is a fad diet, how can you spot one, and what's the key to actually achieving and maintaining your health goals in the long term? We break all of that down in our latest blog post!

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Why Saturated Fat (Instead Of Sugar) Got All The Blame

Why Saturated Fat (Instead Of Sugar) Got All The Blame

October 03, 2017

Until recently, it seemed like everyone "knew" that saturated fat was one of the worst things you could eat - avoid the bacon, avoid the fatty beef (even if it is grass fed) and even avoid that coconut oil! "Eating that stuff will make you fat", right? But how accurate is this? And what about excess sugar consumption? In this piece, we explain why saturated fat got such a bad rap, whether its bad reputation is legit, and the role excess sugar consumption plays in the obesity epidemic. 

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What's The Difference Between Micro and Macronutrients?

What's The Difference Between Micro and Macronutrients?

September 24, 2017

I am sure you have heard talk on social media and health blogs about making sure to get in your “micros” or to start tracking your “macros”. But, what exactly is the difference between micronutrients and macronutrients? In this piece, we explain the difference, along with breaking down the various types of micronutrients and why having them in the right amounts will make your body as happy as possible! 

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9 Hacks To Kickstart A Healthy Lifestyle

9 Hacks To Kickstart A Healthy Lifestyle

September 15, 2017

Summer is over but that doesn't mean your health kick or diet has to be! Being healthy doesn't mean going on a diet or a "cleanse" once in a while - it means living a consistent and healthy lifestyle that you can enjoy. When it comes to living well, consistency is key. Here are some of the best and most simple hacks to kickstart a long term healthy and balanced lifestyle! 

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Understanding the "Naturalistic Fallacy"

Understanding the "Naturalistic Fallacy"

May 31, 2017

The Naturalistic Fallacy is a philosophical concept that what is found in nature is “pleasurable” and therefore “ethical” and anything that is “not pleasurable” is “unethical”. This coincides with the notion in the world of health and wellness that you should only purchase raw and organic foods with a short list of ingredients that you can pronounce. Though this may be true in some cases when it comes to food, it isn’t always accurate and in fact can be dangerous if you blindly follow this philosophy. We call this the Naturallistic Fallacy in the world of food. Continue reading to find out why!

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5 of the Best Bloody Mary Recipes with SaladPower

5 of the Best Bloody Mary Recipes with SaladPower

May 23, 2017

SaladPower may be your go-to snack on the run or post-workout fuel, but have you ever thought about bringing SaladPower to happy hour? We’re showing you the best ways to transform SaladPower into five different bloody mary recipes, from the tried and true, to funky and new flavor combos you’ve never thought of. You’ll never underestimate the power of fruits and veggies ever again. Now who’s thirsty?

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Breaking Down Gut Health

Breaking Down Gut Health

April 27, 2017

Gut health is a hot topic right now in the world of health and wellness. There has recently been a lot of talk about prebiotics, probiotics, gut health and how these relate to overall health. Gut health is directly linked to the overall well-being of our digestive system and the bacteria living inside our intestines. There is both good and bad bacteria and the type of bacteria found in our gut is determined by the types of food we eat. In this article we answer some of the most common questions about gut health.

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Why Healthy & Low Calorie Aren't The Same Thing

Why Healthy & Low Calorie Aren't The Same Thing

April 26, 2017

Low fat fruit yogurt, skim milk with your next coffee, fat free dressing on your salad for lunch, 100-calorie snack packs… All healthy decisions, right? Wrong! Trying to eat healthier isn't a question of reducing the calories or fat that you eat. Some calories are better than others and some fats are healthy for you! We breakdown why quality of the calories and fats you eat is more important than the quantity.

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A Beginner's Guide to Intermittent Fasting

A Beginner's Guide to Intermittent Fasting

April 17, 2017

Intermittent Fasting is one of the latest crazes to hit the health and wellness world. The concept of Intermittent Fasting is to keep your body in a fasted state to promote fat loss, weight control, and a variety of other wellness benefits. Some studies show link to a longer life, cancer prevention, and loss of stored fat cells. Intermittent Fasting can be a great tool for dieters looking to practice calorie control but like always it’s most important to listen to your body and proceed accordingly. 

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Key Takeaways from the Fed Up Documentary

Key Takeaways from the Fed Up Documentary

April 05, 2017

One of our favorite documentaries is Fed Up on Netflix. The documentary focuses on the the underlying causes for the rise of obesity in the USA. The film makers argue that our increased consumption of added sugar is one of the main reasons for the increase in obesity. We quickly summarize the documentary and give you some really easy advice on how to cut excess sugar out of your diet!

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New Study Finds That Junk Food Is Healthier Than Vegetables

New Study Finds That Junk Food Is Healthier Than Vegetables

April 01, 2017

     A recent study came out with a new and shocking discovery, claiming that most junk food and candy is healthier than vegetables. Contrary what was once believed, research now suggests that vegetables may not be as healthy as we once thought after all. In fact, new evidence suggests that vegetables actually have adverse health effects on the human body. Specifically, the fibers in vegetables and dirt and bacteria found on leafy green and root vegetables have been found to do more harm than good within the human body. For those of you who just can’t stand the taste of veggies, your greatest wish may have just come true, and for all the veggie lovers out there this may be your worst nightmare! Can it really be true that you should actually be eating more processed foods? Continue reading to find out more!

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Four Of Our Favorite Recipes With SaladPower

Four Of Our Favorite Recipes With SaladPower

March 29, 2017

Chill. Shake. Chug. Repeat. Now that you have the usual SaladPower routine down, we think it’s time to take your enjoyment up a level. Prepare to have your food mind blown with these four new ways to put your SaladPower to work. A healthy and fit lifestyle requires that you add some diversity to how your eat and work out. We break down some of our favorite recipes that use SaladPower in this post! 

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6 New Uses For Your Empty SaladPower Bottles

6 New Uses For Your Empty SaladPower Bottles

March 17, 2017

It’s a sad feeling when you finally reach the last drop left in your SaladPower bottles. While we haven’t quite come up with a bottle that refills itself (yet), we do have a few ideas for repurposing them for bigger and better things than a trip to the recycling bin. Here are 6 new ways you can give life to your empty SaladPower bottles that you probably never thought until now.

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The Truth About Juice Cleansing

The Truth About Juice Cleansing

February 09, 2017

We know that human beings have a long history of purifying and cleansing, but the question remains - what is it about juice cleanses that people find so alluring? The answer to that question involves a fundamental misunderstanding about the way the human body works, and the underlying psychology behind it. The scientific evidence is not the selling point behind these products (as we’ll cover later). Rather, it's the idea of it all that's sexy.

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Complete Macronutrient Guide Part 3: Protein

Complete Macronutrient Guide Part 3: Protein

January 26, 2017

How much protein should you be having? And where should you get it from? Consuming protein is an essential part of our diet and serves several biological functions within the human body. Each individual requires a different amount of daily protein based off of their own specific height, weight, gender and activity level. There are both complete, incomplete, plant and animal based proteins. Nowadays, there are several different kinds of protein supplements out on the market such as protein bars, shakes, baked goods and everything in between. However, not all protein is created equal so it is important to consume protein that comes from healthy and high quality sources.

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Complete Macronutrient Guide Part 2: Carbs

Complete Macronutrient Guide Part 2: Carbs

January 26, 2017

Carbohydrates are the bodies’ main and most readily available source of fuel and without them we would have little to no energy. The recommendations for carbohydrates can be a little bit misleading as to whether or not consuming them contributes towards a healthy diet. It is true that not all carbohydrates are created equal and that some are better for us than others, however the consumption of carbohydrates is necessary in order for our brains and bodies to properly function.

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Complete Macronutrient Guide Part 1: Fats

Complete Macronutrient Guide Part 1: Fats

January 26, 2017

Fat often gets a bad reputation and people are under the impression that eating fat will make them fat. However, that is not the case – consuming fat is a necessary part of the human diet and serves several health and biological functions within the human body. While fat is one of the three macronutrients, it is important to remember that not all fats are created equal and some fats are better for us than others. Therefore, it is important that we be sure to consume healthy, high quality sources of fat.

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How To Work Out Anywhere

How To Work Out Anywhere

December 26, 2016

Are you extremely busy and always on the go? Don't have time to hit the gym consistently but still wish you could work out in your spare time? Then this guide is for you. We breakdown the best and most efficient ways to workout when you're constantly traveling and can't hit the gym - all you need is a little bit of space, a couple of travel friendly pieces of equipment and some motivation!

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How To Read A Nutrition Label

How To Read A Nutrition Label

December 21, 2016

Learning how to read a nutrition facts label and knowing what to look for in the ingredient list is a valuable and healthy skill to have. There is so much more to choosing healthy products than just simply looking at the number of calories or blindly believing health claims. Being able to read the label, understanding what the % Daily Value means and knowing what to look for in the ingredient list is one of the healthiest skills you can have.

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