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Coffee and Exercise

You’ve heard the buzz about how coffee improves your physical performance when you're exercising. But, how true is that statement? According to the Journal of Applied Physiology, caffeine leads to exercise being more enjoyable and less difficult. Many of us like to start the day with a morning coffee either from our coffee pot at home…
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Dried Fruit: The Pros and Cons

Opinions vary when it comes to eating dried fruit as a healthy snack. Some feel that dried fruit is nutritious, whereas others see it as no better than eating candy. But, what’s the truth? Dried fruit loses water during the drying process. Some dried fruits, including apple, mango, banana and pineapple, have sugar added after…
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Sweeteners: The Best and Worst

You're probably well aware that too much sugar is bad for you. However, it's also linked to diabetes, liver disease, and heart disease, according to the University of California San Francisco. But, with all the hype that's out in the media about various "natural" sweetener alternatives, it can be a little confusing knowing which ones are the…
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How Frequently Should You Snack throughout the Work Day

Traditionally, eating was as simple as eating three square meals daily and that was it. Today, however, diets are becoming more complex. Rather than eating those three square meals, people are not trying to fit food into their busy schedules, often leaving them starving by early afternoon. At work, your only real option is to…
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