The festive season is a time to sit back and enjoy family, food, and celebrations. It’s one of those times of the year when we feel we’re allowed to indulge just a little. It is the holiday season after all! But between gift shopping, food planning, and visiting family, the whole process can get a little stressful, to say the least, and we often find ourselves stuffing our face and overindulging a little more than we anticipated. (more…)
We all know just how important it is to get plenty of fruit and vegetables into our diet, but what some people don’t know is how to properly prepare them. A lot of people typically boil their vegetables lifeless, this does nothing for the taste buds, and most importantly has taken a very nutritious piece of food and turned it into something with hardly anything left but a little bit of fiber.
Cooking them the wrong way can destroy their water-soluble vitamins such as Vitamin B and C. Minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, and potassium can also decline as much as 70%. (more…)
Sleep deprivation is common in modern-day societies. It’s not unusual for people to dismiss the importance of sleep, replacing it for getting things done before they go to sleep.
There is a notion that giving up sleep means you’re “hardworking,” and this would seem pretty sensible considering the fact that sleep is one of the most sedentary things one can do. What most people fail to realize is the negative effect a lack of sleep has on the body. (more…)