When it comes to organic foods a common misconception is we're talking about nutrient density, and that organic food is more nutritious than conventional when in fact this is about toxicity and pesticides. “The differences between organic and conventional foods stem directly from the farming methods that were used during the food’s production. (2)
According to FreshConnect here are some key differences between Organic Farming Vs: Conventional Farming
Being “Healthy” shouldn't feel like a burden because let’s face it, our lives are busy and we want our body and lifestyle to enhance our life, not weigh us down! It would be pointless to solely be able to “Stay on track,” when you’re in full control of the food, in your kitchen, in your house, when every circumstance is ideal.
The real challenge happens when you’re out of your norm, on the road, when you need to put all your practice and strategy into place. Being able to navigate healthy choices on the road is about planning, preparation, and a few easy guidelines. The truth when it comes to traveling? Yes, you can lose fat, but you can also just prevent fat/weight gain. Here are 6 quick tips to stay healthy while traveling!
1. Plan ahead
Research where you are staying and stack the conditions in your favor for success. What are the local dining options? Is there a grocery store nearby? Does the hotel have a gym you can use or...
Did you know that when we eat sugar we have the same brain response as activities linked to addiction? It's true! When we consume sugar the brain releases dopamine which is a neurotransmitter associated with reward, pleasure, and happiness. It increases our motivation, including the motivation to seek out foods which give us a sense of happiness. HELLO SUGAR CRAVINGS!
When we think of sugar, sure we think of sweets and candy, cakes, pie, and baked good but sugar is more common than just in your morning doughnut or afternoon ice cream treat!
Below is a list of common places sugar is HIDING in your daily routines:
Sports drinks, energy drinks, smoothies, juices, sodas, sweet teas, fruit drinks.
2. Candy and Desserts
Cakes, cookies, pies, and baked goods such as pastries, doughnuts, brownies etc.
3. Cereals and MANY Breakfast Foods
Pre-make flavored oatmeal, frozen muffins, pancakes, waffles, yogurts and other dairy products.
4. Protein/Granola Bars, dried...