September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) awareness month! It’s important to bring awareness to various diseases and syndromes such as this one so that we can rally together to share information and show support.
At some point or another I'm sure you’ve heard someone say “eat more fiber.” That’s because fiber is your friend! Your friend that does way more than just make you poop. While fiber does do wonders for your digestive tract by stimulating your intestines and increasing regularity, It also aids in reducing cholesterol, maintaining a healthy weight, and promoting blood sugar control.
Kidney disease affects an estimated 37 million people in the US. While the kidneys are small, they are mighty in the role that they play in your body. Your kidneys are responsible for regulating your body’s fluid levels, filtering waste and toxins from the blood, regulating blood pressure, helping to maintain healthy bones, and balancing minerals in your blood.
Let's talk about smoothies! They’re smooth, refreshing, packed with fruits, veggies, protein, and fiber. Smoothies can be great if you’re on the go, trying to lose weight, pre and post workout, or just trying to add some extra vitamins and minerals to your diet.
What does the word “healthy” mean to you? Is it a better diet? More time for yourself? Successfully making it to the gym 5 days a week? Better mental health?The definition of healthy or what a healthy lifestyle means is going to vary from person to person, but overall, a healthy lifestyle makes you happy and makes you feel good. It puts you in a state of mental, physical, and social well being.
Congratulations mama, your baby is finally here! Your body just spent 9 to 10 months growing a human or maybe two, that's a big deal! Regardless of how your baby entered the world, labor and birth put a tremendous amount of stress on your body. While shedding the baby weight might be your top priority, recovering and nourishing your body with quality food after giving birth is way more important.
If you or somebody that you know suffers from Crohn’s, it's helpful to have a support system that understands the disease and what you may go through on a daily basis. Below are some facts to explain what is Crohn’s Disease;
Trail mix lovers, this one's for you! Even if you’re not a huge fan of trail mix, the good thing about this snack is that you can add your own spin and customize it to your liking. Whether you need a pick me up while hiking or just need an afternoon snack in between meals, trail mix can be a convenient nutrient dense snack.
Summer is here! It’s time to lay around the pool, head to the beach, barbecue with friends and family, and just enjoy the beautiful weather. Is your body ready for all this excitement? We’re not talking about getting beach body ready, we’re talking about your health.
Happy National Men’s Health Week! Men’s Health Week is celebrated every year the week leading up to Father’s day. Men have been known to be notorious for putting their health and wellness on the back-burner, so we take this time to bring awareness to the importance of men’s health.
Calorie counting has become beneficial for many people when it comes to weight loss and living a healthy lifestyle. While it may not be for everyone, tracking the amount of calories you take in daily can help you pinpoint eating patterns that you may need to modify to stay on track with your goals.
What feelings come to mind when you walk past that growing pile of laundry or clutter in the corner? Anger? Guilt? Or do you just close your eyes and pretend not to see it? It has been scientifically proven that your environment has an effect on your mental and physical health.
Calling all moms to be! It’s no secret that your body goes through a ton of changes during pregnancy. The morning sickness, fatigue, weight gain, backaches, and expanding belly tend to take the attention off the importance of a healthy diet during these next nine months.
Why trade flavor for health when you can have both? Spoiler alert: this recipe doesn’t call for fried onions or cream of mushroom soup. It takes longer to make, but it’s the wholesome, from-scratch way we do things at fit-flavors. In a prepared meal, a chef does all the prepping and cooking for you. In this recipe, you get a glimpse into what it takes to make something both healthy and delicious.
Not eating enough before working out can hinder your performance and leave you feeling dizzy, lightheaded, nauseous, and tired. Failing to fuel back up after a workout can leave your body unable to properly recover, cause extreme fatigue, and possibly low blood sugar. So what should you eat before and after your workouts?
This recipe is a great way to enjoy BBQ and keep it lean! Chicken is one of the leanest protein options available (given that you choose skinless chicken breast). With the right marinade and when cooked properly on the grill, chicken can be tender, juicy and delicious.
Many parents worry whether or not their kids are getting the proper nutrients and struggle to get their little ones to eat healthy. What we feed our kids is important and has a huge impact on their physical, mental, and emotional health.
Every time I make this meal, I think to myself, why don’t I make this more often? It takes about 8-10 minutes to make this fancy little breakfast. fit-flavors’s licensed and registered dietitian, Allison Lesko RD LD, spoils me each time we hang out at her place and makes me this. It's affordable, easy and sure to please. This meal is balanced with complex carbs, heart healthy fats and lean protein. Plus, if you opt for sprouted bread you will receive more vitamins and minerals.
Over time, undetected or uncontrolled high blood pressure increases the risk of serious complications such as heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, heart failure, and vision loss. A huge factor that is completely within your control is your diet--choose foods that are naturally low in sodium like fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and heart healthy fats.