Category Archives: Diet

Should you eat nuts and seeds?

nuts and seeds

Raw, organic nuts (make sure they are raw and organic!) are a great source of healthy, unsaturated fats, fiber, vitamins, antioxidants and plant sterols. Many doctors will recommend nuts as a heart healthy snack food, as evidence has shown that people who eat nuts and seeds have higher overall health, are less likely to suffer from cardiovascular issues, and have less incidence of diabetes.

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How to quit soda, sports drinks and coffee.

quit soda

A gradual transition is usually needed for eliminating soda, sports drinks, and coffee from your diet. But it is totally doable if you know where to start. Give yourself the chance to move away from those not so healthy drinks to ones that will actually support your health, rather than degrade it. Resolve to quit soda once and for all!

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The cabbage family and your health

cabbage family

Considered one of the most ancient common vegetables, cabbage is also one of the most economical and healthiest vegetables today. Although cabbage is technically a biennial herb of the mustard family, centuries of cultivation have produced other forms of the cabbage family that we are familiar with such as kale, kohlrabi, cauliflower, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts.

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How to detox from sugar

“How can I detox from sugar?” is a question many wellness professionals often hear these days. Chances are, just like most things that have to do with our health, when we realize we are out of balance, we want the “quick fix” to bring us back into balance. The problem is, the habits that brought us out of balance did not start over night, therefore, the quick fix is never a permanent solution.

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Are you getting enough protein?

According to the World Health Organization, only 5% of daily caloric intake needs to be protein. The National Academy of Science recommends that we take 10-15% of our total calories from protein. Some national health and fitness organizations recommend 20% or more calories in the form of protein during times of heavy training. Getting enough protein is easy.

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Oils – Beyond the Omegas

We all know by now that healthy oil combinations include omega 3’s, 6’s, and 9’s. In recent years omega 7 has found its way into the limelight as well. These fatty acid chains in healthy oils are essential to our total body health. Most people understand the importance of including these in their diet, whether from food, supplements, or both, based on their understanding of the omegas.

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B is for Bananas and Beets

Chances are you are already a banana eater, unless you have shied away from them because of negative ads you may have seen on  the Internet making them seem unhealthy. On the flip side, you probably “don’t like” beets, so you are nowhere near close to eating enough of them for optimal health. Let’s vow to change our attitudes toward bananas and beets, and start consuming them more often! Here’s why:

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Stress Weight Gain = Belly Fat. Be aware of the connection to hormone imbalance & insulin resistance.

Several studies have demonstrated that people with elevated levels of serum cortisol (caused by continual stress) were at a greater risk for developing insulin resistance, abdominal obesity, and diabetes, in addition to other blood lipid abnormalities and hormone imbalances. Stress weight gain is a completely different topic than simple weight gain.

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2 Ways to prevent “Sweater Body” during the winter months.

By now you have unpacked all of your warm clothes (translation: big, bulky) and you are hibernating in them. By the time spring rolls around and you start peeling off the winter layers, you may end up revealing your new “sweater body” underneath. But just because it is cold outside you don’t have to fall into the “sweater body” trap.

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You want to get healthy! You’ve kicked the alcohol and smoking habit, now what?

You want to get healthy, enough is enough, right?  You have kicked your alcohol habit and your smoking habit, congratulations! Now what? We would suggest kicking the soda habit, followed by processed foods, and by tackling those habits, you would automatically reduce your sugar consumption.

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A is for Apple and Avocado

Apple and avocado are definitely A-list fruits! Since different varieties of apples will grow each season, you can almost always find a nice selection in your market. Avocados have become more readily available year round as well, as people’s fear of fat and calories associated with the avocado has finally started to diminish.

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5 ways to end sugar cravings

If you crave sugar and carbs all year long, not just during a few weeks of holiday splurging, then it is time to get the upper hand! You may have tried some of the tips listed below, however, in order to end sugar cravings once and for all, you may need to commit to recognizing the importance of these 5 things.

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Why choose a plant based diet?

Even though Society Wellness is not strictly a vegan or vegetarian blog, eating a primarily plant based diet is what we encourage. A plant based diet provides your body with all of the protein you need, without all the things you don’t want — like the hormones, antibiotics, and steroids commonly found in animal products. A plant based diet is also easier to digest, low in saturated fat, alkaline-forming, and much better for the environment.

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Calling for an end to fad diets!

What if we stopped treating the body like it was defective? What if instead, we began to take care of ourselves, nourish and respect our bodies and allow them to work properly? Hi, I am a Registered Dietician, and I’m calling for an end to fad diets. My proposal:

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Common allergens and your health

90 percent of all food allergies in the United States are linked to a very short list of foods. Keep in mind, you could easily have an intolerance or sensitivity that would not technically be classified as an allergy, but it is still preventing you from obtaining your best health.

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