Nutrition Fundamentals: Back to Basics

Start the new year off by freshening up your diet and getting back to the basics of good nutrition. Many of us sustain ourselves with the Standard American Diet (SAD), which is loaded with unhealthy fats, processed foods, and sugars. It's time to start looking at our food choices from a scientific perspective and understanding how they affect our health. This week, we will explore the essential macronutrients - proteins, fats, and carbohydrates - in greater detail, gaining a deeper understanding of their functions in the body. Stay tuned for the whole series for a great tool to help you ensure you're getting the right balance of macronutrients at each meal.
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World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day
There are numerous evidence-based prevention strategies that have been shown to reduce the risk of developing diabetes. These strategies focus on lifestyle modifications, such as increasing physical activity and improving diet, as well as improving access to healthcare for early diagnosis and management.
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Unveiling the Gut-Mind Connection: Exploring the Impact of Gut Health on Mental Wellbeing

Unveiling the Gut-Mind Connection: Exploring the Impact of Gut Health on Mental Wellbeing
Discover the fascinating connection between gut health and mental wellbeing in our latest article. Recent scientific research has highlighted the profound impact the gut can have on our emotional and psychological state. The gut-brain axis, a bidirectional pathway between the gut and brain, plays a crucial role in this relationship, with the gut microbiome emerging as a key player. Imbalances in the gut microbiome have been linked to conditions such as depression, anxiety, and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Nurturing a healthy gut microbiome can be achieved through a varied, whole foods-based diet, incorporating probiotic and prebiotic-rich foods or supplements, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Additionally, seeking professional support is crucial for those experiencing persistent mental health symptoms. By understanding and optimizing our gut health, we can potentially enhance our emotional resilience, support mood regulation, and improve overall mental wellbeing.
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World Chocolate Day and your official permission to indulge a little

World Chocolate Day and your official permission to indulge a little
While we often think of chocolate as a treat or even something to be avoided, chocolate, specifically dark chocolate, has been associated with various health benefits, mainly due to its high content of flavonoids, which are potent antioxidants. Here are some evidence-based benefits of eating chocolate:
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Happy Independece Day

Happy Independece Day
If you dread navigating the picnic circuit because you are afraid it will thwart all the efforts you have put into your summer body. Here are a few options that wont get you off course. Remember real food is always best! If you aren't sure there will be healthier options available, take your own dish and stay in control of your options. 
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