• Nutrition

    What’s the Difference Between Whole Grain and Whole Wheat?

    By now, many individuals have become privy to the negative effects of consuming white breads or enriched products. As awareness continues to rise people’s curiosity has as well. Many want to know if they are kicking white breads to the curb, which grains are best to consume? Are there any notable differences between them? What is Whole Wheat? ‘Whole wheat’ is a type of ‘whole grain’ that contains all three components of a grain kernel (the bran, germ, and endosperm). What’s the Difference Between Whole Grain and Whole Wheat? What makes a Grain a Whole Grain? ‘Whole grain’ is the umbrella term for grains that have not been refined and…

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    Can Drinking Water Aid with Weight Loss?

    The human body is made up of ~60% water and plays countless roles in life. This article focuses on some of the health benefits of drinking water and how it may lead to weight loss. Reduce the number of high-calorie, sugar-sweetened beverages The replacement of high-calorie beverages with water has been the most effective water-consumption strategy to date. High sugar-sweetened beverage consumption is related to a number of diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that less than 10% of total calories per day should come from added sugars and to choose beverages with no added sugars. (1,2) Reduced appetite…

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    Can Drinking Baking Soda Help You Lose Weight?

    Weight loss is a big topic for many people and usually requires long-term lifestyle changes to maintain the ideal body weight. Because it is such a desired topic there is a big market for supplements, medications, diet plans and advice promoting fast and easy weight loss. Drinking baking soda is one of those marketing strategies. It promises to help people lose weight by fighting acidity in the body and by raising the pH of the body to a more alkaline state. What exactly is baking soda and what is it used for? Baking soda, or Sodium Bicarbonate, is mostly known as a leavening agent in baked goods. It is a…

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