We all know that the foods/drinks we consume contribute to the body shape we carry around. Did you know that even “healthy” foods can be inflammatory? Depending on the health of your gut you could be consuming organic, grass fed, wild caught, prairie raised eggs, fish, meat and fruits/vegetables that don’t agree with you so they cause inflammation in your body and thus you hold onto extra weight.
The eight most inflammatory foods include: Soy, Wheat, Dairy, Sugar (Alcohol), Peanuts, Eggs, Corn, Artificial Sweeteners. Minimizing or completely eliminating the foods above will help you to drop a few extra pounds of inflammation.
Not sure or want concrete evidence that your body doesn’t react well to those inflammatory foods? You have two options - complete an elimination diet or run a food sensitivity testing panel. Both will help you decide which specific diet modifications are right for you.
Studies show that upwards of 75% of Americans are...
Body fat percentage is simply the percentage of fat that your body contains. For your body to function properly it is essential that your body contains a certain amount of fat. Body fat helps regulate your body temperature, it cushions and insulates organs and is the main form of the body’s energy storage. It is important for everyone to have a healthy amount of body fat.
When people say they want to lose weight it is implied that they want to lose fat.
Calculating your body fat percentage is a better way to determine what your weight loss goals should be and if they are realistic. Rather than just stepping on a scale and deciding how much weight you want to lose, it is better to determine your body fat percentage and achieve a healthy range. So before you decide you need to lose 20 pounds, first remember that your body weight consists of lean body mass and body fat.
The amount of body fat that you do or do not have can be potentially...
Although many people feel that Apple Cider Vinegar is something new on the health scene, it’s actually been around since 400 B.C. Hippocrates, Father of Medicine, treated his patients with it! Apple Cider Vinegar has been traced back to Egyptian urns and even Julius Caesar’s army used it to fight off disease.
Apple cider vinegar is made from fresh, crushed apples which are allowed to mature and ferment naturally in wooden barrels. Natural ACV is brown in color, usually has a cobweb-like substance floating in it and never needs to be refrigerated. It often has a very pungent odor and may even cause you pucker! These are all good signs of a natural ACV! That cobweb-like substance is called the “mother” and that is where all the health benefits are found.
You may have noticed over the last few years it has become harder to find natural ACV. Stores took some of them off their shelves because consumers buy based on looks and natural ACV is...