This article is part of a series on Nutritional Psychology and how what we eat affects our brains and moods.
Health and fitness fads and claims are in every magazine and on every talk show these days. While some health news proves to be valuable and true, there are even more claims out there that simply serve to confuse people and derail their efforts at getting fit and staying healthy.
Here are eleven debunked claims to kick to the curb in 2019 as you prepare for a healthy, happy 2020:
It’s the most wonderful time of the year — but it’s also the most difficult time for your clients to stay on track with their health goals. Temptation is everywhere. From sugary treats, holiday cocktails, and the stress of too many commitments, it’s hard to stay focused on good habits and good health during the last few months of the year. However, with some planning and encouragement from you, they will enter the new year feeling better than ever.
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Ginger is a tropical flowering plant from the Zingiberaceae family. The root (or rhizome) of the plant is the part that you recognize as the ginger used in supplements and food. It’s spicy, bold, and makes the perfect enhancement to a variety of dishes.
You’ve probably heard someone say that you should “eat the rainbow” for optimal nutrition. The idea is to fill your plate with an array of colorful fruits and vegetables that are chock full of vitamins and nutrients.
Healthy eating during the holiday season is a common concern for a lot of people, whether they're concerned about weight loss or over all health. After all, 75 percent of annual weight gain occurs during the holiday season.
Diabetes is a condition in which the body fails to respond to insulin properly.
Insulin is the hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. When blood sugar levels are high, the pancreas will make more insulin and release it so that cells are able to receive blood sugar. This is why insulin is often called the key which unlocks cells. When cells reach sugar capacity, insulin helps store the remaining sugar in the liver. When blood sugar levels drop in between meals, insulin will help release that stored sugar from the liver.
The end-of-year holiday line up can be a fun time, filled with parties, gifts, good times, and family gatherings. However, it can also be difficult to stick to a diet or maintain healthy habits near the end of the year. As your schedule fills up, keep these strategies in mind to make it through the holidays without losing all your healthy habits along the way.
Halloween is a treat-filled holiday tradition that kicks-off the fall season. Staying healthy and avoiding food allergens shouldn't put a damper on the fun though. Try these 14 healthier Halloween treat swaps to keep the holiday enjoyable and healthy!
This Editor's Note: This post was originally published January 2018 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
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