Meal prep is a science! Much thought and care need to be taken when preparing appropriate amounts of food to consume. Portion size and Serving size are often used interchangeably but are very different. Serving Size This is a standardized amount of food that is often used to quantify recommended amounts, or represent quantities that people typically consume on a Nutrition Facts label. Portion size The amount of a particular
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The average individual’s body is composed of about 60% water. It is important to regulate personal water intake because this fluctuates greatly throughout any given day due to normal body processes such as urination, bowel movements, sweating, and illnesses. If you lose more water than you take in, your body can become dehydrated. Mild dehydration can impact your mood, short-term memory, and ability to process information. Regarding how much water
A healthy diet is instrumental to reaching balanced wellness goals. We understand it can be tricky to decipher the best options to choose from. Hopefully, this can make it a little bit easier! Fruits Choose whole, cut, or pureed fruits, over frozen, dried, and canned processed fruits. Use fruits as a supplement for dessert, or as a healthy snack option. Fruits help reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Most fruits
There are three types of carbohydrates to be aware of: sugar, starches, and fiber. These three types are broken down into two standards – simple versus complex. These standards are classified by chemical structure and how quickly the sugar is digested and absorbed. This is important because high amounts of simple sugars raise triglyceride levels, which may be associated with coronary heart disease, diabetes, and fatty liver. Simple carbohydrates are
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Despite its reputation, studies have shown that 50% of people skip out on the meal that’s intended to start the day off strong. There are many benefits to this meal, and it’s important to keep them in mind before you step out the door! Fuel for an Empty Tank Skipping breakfast may save a few minutes initially, but the inevitable crash