Harmful Effects of Refined Sugar

written by Damon Marable In this day and age the average person is doing detrimental damage to their body, and they are not even aware that they are doing so. What is this bodily harm they are so willing imposing on themselves? The culprit is sugar, or in the case in question, refined sugar. The World…

10 Holiday Diet Tips

written by Lisa Luck The holiday season is a time to celebrate with friends and family. Unfortunately, for many it is also the time to throw away that diet that you have worked on so diligently for the past year. According to the National Institutes of Health, holiday eating can result in an extra pound…

Will You Be Eating 4500 Calories?

According to the Calorie Control Counsel, the average American will consume 4500 calories at their Thanksgiving Dinner! Could you really be in for a meal that large? There’s no way, right? Skeptics say it is an unbelievable amount of calories. A New York Times reporter used the following sample menu and came up with 2,486…

Vitamin C

With cold season coming into full swing, it’s important to know what you’re putting into your body. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a vitamin that is commonly grouped together with other common cold comforts including a warm bowl of chicken noodle soup or a steaming cup of tea. But do you really know what Vitamin C…

Local vs Overseas

written by Lisa Luck When standing in the produce section of the grocery store, have you ever been confused as to why there are two or three different stands for the same type of tomato? The reason is that one tomato is locally grown and the other is shipped from half way across the world.…

Diets Demystified

written by Lisa Maguire and Nicolette Rovet The list of fad diets is quickly growing longer and the importance of knowing what you’re eating and how it effects you is as important as ever. Typically, when people think of “diet” they think of weight loss, short-term changes, and food that doesn’t “taste good.” The word…