If you haven’t heard of the Keto diet yet, you haven’t been paying attention. This new fad (yes fad) diet has taken the nutrition world by storm. The idea is to eat high fat, moderate-high protein, and low carb. When the proper balance is achieved, it puts the body into ketosis, which essentially tells the body to burn fat stores before calorie stores. Unfortunately with any new health craze comes loads of mis-information and downright dangerous suggestions. With this one, the common theme is “eat bacon and cheese all day, every day!” Not only will you get very tired of this diet, so will your body. Ketosis can be achieved with a healthy, nutrient dense diet, and even my vegan Purium 10 Day Detox’s often put participants into ketosis.
Americans consume more caffeine as a nation than anywhere else in the world. It is estimated we consume an average of 971 tons of caffeine per year, and 54% of people MUST get their caffeine fix daily. Out of that 54%, most of them consume three caffeinated beverages per day. The go-to’s are coffee, energy drinks, and soda.
We already know how detrimental sugar is, so besides the caffeine boost, it’s clear we need to cut out soda and energy drinks. But what about coffee and other more benign options? Continue reading “The Caffeine Fix – Pros and Cons”
The occasional late night is fine, we all do it. But it’s when you skimp on sleep night after night that it becomes a real problem. Though you may think your five-hours-a-night habit is nothing to worry about, chronic sleep deprivation has been tied to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression. According to the CDC and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 1 in 3 adults do not get enough sleep on a regular basis. Are you one of them? Here are five signs you’re sleep deprived.
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