Vitamin D is found in many dietary sources such as fish, eggs, fortified milk, and cod liver oil. The sun also contributes significantly to the daily production of vitamin D, and as little as 10 minutes of exposure is thought to be enough to prevent deficiencies. The term “vitamin D” refers to several different forms of this vitamin. Two forms of Vitamin D are important in humans: ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) and cholecalciferol … [Read more...]
Does The Color of Your Plate Affect How Much You Eat?
I don’t make this shit up. Back in the 1800s, the Delboeuf illusion was discovered. When you look at concentric circles (i.e., a circle within a circle), the perceived size of the inner circle changes when the size of the outer circle is changed. If you apply the principle of this illusion to food, people tend to underestimate portions on bigger plates and overestimate portions on smaller plates. For this reason, you’ve probably … [Read more...]
6 Surprising Factors That Can Lead to a Nutrient Deficiency
Nutrients – we know we need them in balanced ratios. Nutrients fall into two main categories: macronutrients and micronutrients. Macronutrients are the components of food that supply your body with energy. They include carbohydrates, fat, and protein. Although protein is secondary as an energy source you need the amino acids from protein to build and maintain muscle tissue and for other purposes as well. Micronutrients are components that don’t … [Read more...]
Chipotle Is Full of Shit.
Let’s be clear: I enjoy eating Chipotle burritos as much as anyone. Hell, I even spring for the added guacamole. But I think Chipotle needs to be called out on its recent pseudoscience shenanigans. Most of these shenanigans revolve around genetically modified organisms, often called GMOs. GMOs are plants or animals that have undergone a process wherein scientists alter their genes with DNA from different species of living organisms, … [Read more...]
Are Watermelon Seeds Edible And Healthy?
We know that watermelons provide some great nutritional and health benefits. In fact, National Geographic lists their top five reasons to chomp down on watermelon as follows: Soothes sore muscles It helps heart health Could reduce male impotence… Many vitamins and minerals; few calories Could fight cancer But what about the seeds? Most of us are accustomed to either spitting out the seeds or removing them before consumption. … [Read more...]
10 Healthy Things To Buy At The Grocery Store.
From good to bad, grocery stores have it all. With thousands and thousands of products, it’s not always easy to determine which foods support a healthy lifestyle. As a quick shortcut, here are 10 healthy grocery store items that are always on my Davey Wavey shopping list – and why I love them. Peanut butter. But first, check the ingredients. Real peanut butter has only one ingredient: peanuts. If there is added sugar or oils, … [Read more...]
My Parents Buy Unhealthy Food – Help!
Dear Davey, I live at home and I eat what my parents eat. Though I want to live a healthy lifestyle, my parents fill our kitchen with junk food and candy. Because I’m eating so much crap, I’m even getting a belly. How can I convince my parents to buy healthier food? From, Katelyn Hey Katelyn, As someone who lived at home for eighteen years, I understand your situation completely. When you’re young, you don’t necessarily … [Read more...]
Challenge: Drink One Gallon Of Water Per Day For A Month!
Earlier this morning, I came across an article about a woman who drank a gallon of water per day for an entire month. Not only did she lose weight and an inch from her waistline, but she transformed the way she looked and felt. Blotches disappeared, and her skin became more radiant and less wrinkled. She found it easier to concentrate. By week four, she says she looked ten years younger. All from a gallon of water per day. To be honest, the … [Read more...]
10 Reasons Not to Eat Wheat
For a long time, I’ve realized that wheat is one of the worst things in the modern diet. I’ve done my best to stay away from it and constantly recommended that others do so as well. But I just finished reading a book called Wheat Belly. While going through it and looking at some of the hundreds of scientific references in it, I have come to the opinion that wheat is much, much worse than I originally thought. Wheat, either directly … [Read more...]
Does Fiber Help Lose Weight?
Fiber – we can’t digest it and it provides us with no calories or nutrients, yet we know that it’s good for us and most of us need more. What is it exactly, and what is it about fiber that makes it so healthy for us?What is Fiber?Fiber is simply the part of the plant foods we eat that we aren’t able to break down in our digestive systems.There are two types of fiber: soluble and insoluble.Does Fiber Help Lose Weight?Soluble fiber will form … [Read more...]
5 Tips For Healthier Burgers.
Nope. Mmmm. Burgers. According to The Economist, the average American eats 3 burgers per week. That adds up to 40 billion burgers annually. The problem is, most burgers start with fatty cuts of meat and then go from bad to worse with unhealthy toppings. By upgrading the nutritional value of our burgers, we can take a huge step in the direction of a healthier diet. Here are a few simple and delicious tips for getting more out of your … [Read more...]
How To Deal With Food Addiction
Beautiful Day to you my Lovies, I’m wishing you the most amazing beginning of the week! Today I have a video for you guys, that I think is a very important subject to talk about, Food Dependance and Addiction. I was asked a question about this subject on my Russian social network ( Vk.com ) site and I wanted to address it in a video, cause In my opinion food addiction is kind of an epidemic. This is something that also I struggled with many for … [Read more...]
The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook: Over 300 Delicious Whole Foods Recipes, Including Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, and Egg-Free Dishes
$ 14.05 Food is powerful medicine and whole foods, or foods in their natural unrefined forms, offer us vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that prevent diseases and create a state of balance and health within us. Nutritionist Tom Malterre and Chef Alissa Segersten understand that food can be both healing and delicious and in THE WHOLE LIFE NUTRITION COOKBOOK they provide information on the importance of living a whole foods lifestyle, and … [Read more...]
NuGo All-Natural Nutrition Bar, Vanilla Yogurt, 1.76-Ounce Bars (Pack of 15)
$ 8.49 Smooth, creamy vanilla yogurt makes this bar a real treat. Light and crispy, this bar is a sure hit for a family snack. This certified low-glycemic bar is low in fat, high in protein, loaded with vitamins, and 100 percent natural. [wpramareviews asin="B000EXUB3E"] … [Read more...]
The Effects of Sugar on Your Mood and Your Brain
Today’s guest post is courtesy of Stefanie, who blogs over at gofitmoms. As someone who struggles (daily!) with a sugar addiction, this article was eye-opening for me! ************************* Sugar highs and crashes are unfortunately a well known phenomenon in American culture. Although some doctors claim there is no evidence on sugar affecting a child’s mood, as parents we probably feel differently. Our hyper child who has eaten one or … [Read more...]
6 Common Low-Carb & Keto Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
“Carbohydrate restriction is commonly practiced but seldom taught.” This is the tagline of a book I was reading the other day, The Art And Science of Low-Carbohydrate Living. This book was written by two of the leading researchers on low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diets worldwide, Drs Stephen D. Phinney and Jeff S. Volek. One of them is a medical doctor, the other a registered dietitian (one of the “good” ones – yes, … [Read more...]
The Quest for Nutritional Fun
Most of us would agree that there is a degree of fun in being bad, diet-wise. The problem is that after the fun is over, we feel bad. Bad eating habits lead to feeling ill, gaining weight, and, sometimes, disease. The solution is to make nutrition fun. It may be true what they say, that you only live once, but at least you can feel good while you’re living. So this month, set off on a quest for making nutrition fun, exciting, and delicious. Visit … [Read more...]
Got Milk or Got Myth? Is Dairy Really Good For Your Bones?
“Life is great. Cheese makes it better.” – Avery Aames Don’t get me wrong… I love butter, cream and delicious cheese as much as the next person. But when I see some well-meaning folks tout dairy (usually low-fat… yuck) as some kind of necessity for bone health I can’t help raising an eyebrow. So I set out to explore whether dairy really has any part to play. It’s a good source of calcium, that we know. But … [Read more...]
7 Foods with More Sugar than a Krispy Kreme.
It’s no surprise that Krispy Kreme doughnuts are unhealthy. After all, they’re basically fried globs of sugar and flour. With 10 grams of sugar, that’s about 42% and 28% of the daily recommended limit for women and men respectively – at least, according to the American Heart Association. Still, Krispy Kreme doughnuts are far from the worst sugary offenders. And many high-sugar foods definitely pass under the radar. Case in … [Read more...]
Is A Pescetarian Diet Healthy?
Hi Davey, I am a 18 year old male and I’m being ridiculed by people for being a pescetarian. Everyone keeps telling me things like I’m not growing properly, you’re going to die sooner, you’re not getting enough protein, etc. Are any of those remarks true? Do you believe its healthy to be a pescetarian? Love, Lloyd Hey Lloyd, Thanks for the email. First things first, many of my readers are probably unfamiliar with the term … [Read more...]
Optimum Nutrition Opti-Men Multivitamins, 180-Count
Opti-Men is a complete Nutrient Optimization System, providing the ultimate in performance supplementation. With more than 75 distinct ingredients, Opti-Men lays a solid foundation for everyday health, performance, and vitality.Five Performance Blends: Amino-Blend Contains 8 key free-form acids (including Arginine, Glutamine, and BCAAs), the building blocks of lean muscle growth and development. Viri-Blend Contains 8 exotic botanicals and marine … [Read more...]