Is ORGANIC healthier?

Oct 24, 2018

 

Organic is a little bit of a BUZZ word right now, would you agree?

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

Organic Farming

  • Organic farming minimizes chemical usage
  • Organic farming promotes biodiversity
  • Soil health is improved with organic farming practices
  • Only natural methods are used in organic farming

Conventional Farming

  • Conventional farming makes use of chemicals, synthetics, and other materials to manage weeds and pests
  • Conventional farming uses unnatural farming methods
  • Conventional farming use of pesticides has garnered attention...
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6 Tips to Stay on Track while Traveling

Sep 12, 2018

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...

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Hidden Sugars: What You Need to Know

Jul 09, 2018

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:

1.  Drinks

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...

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