Gluten Free: How Much Do You Know?

Posted by The Fresh Diet September 30, 2014 1 Comment »
Gluten Free: How Much Do You Know?

Are you on a gluten free diet? Well, we heard your requests and have rolled out our new Gluten Free meal plan. A gluten free diet excludes the elastic protein found in grains, such as wheat, barley, rye and triticale (a cross between wheat and rye). A gluten free diet has become a way of life for many. More than a quarter of Americans are cutting down on gluten or eliminating it entirely from their daily diets. But will going gluten free improve your health? A gluten free diet is a way of life for people diagnosed with celiac disease, but […]

Why Skinny Doesn’t Always Mean Healthy

Posted by The Fresh Diet September 15, 2014 No Comments »
Why Skinny Doesn't Always Mean Healthy

It is a common misconception that being thin is healthy, and for a lot of people their health goals lean more towards looking good rather than feeling good, sometimes even putting themselves at risk with some very odd and dangerous diets. 1. The Master Cleanse: This diet originated in the 1940’s, and it consists of a juice fast. Fast being the operative word, which should raise some red flags. No food is allowed and it is substituted by tea and lemonade containing maple syrup and cayenne pepper. Its purpose is to detoxify, but by restricting the intake of important nutrients […]

Get Up & Move! The Hazards of Sitting

Posted by The Fresh Diet August 27, 2014 1 Comment »
Get Up & Move! The Hazards of Sitting

If you work in an office setting, you probably spend much of your day sitting. But studies have shown that by doing so, we are putting our bodies under some long-term, serious health risks.     Along with lower back pains and neck strain, sitting for long periods of time can also: decrease your metabolism; compromise your posture; cause herniated lumbar disks; and decrease blood circulation to your legs, which leads to swollen ankles, varicose veins, and deep vein thrombosis (DVT, a serious blood clotting condition). So how can we avoid falling victims to a sedentary lifestyle? Simple, the key […]

Brain Boosting Snacks for Back to School

Posted by The Fresh Diet August 15, 2014 No Comments »
Brain Boosting Snacks for Back to School

It’s that time again. Summer is over and schools all across the country are gearing up for a new year. As parents, we want to make sure we are giving our kids the right foods to keep them healthy and focused throughout their day.   To boost your child’s brainpower make sure you incorporate these “superfoods” to get them off to a great start!   Berries: Blueberries and strawberries are known to contain high levels of antioxidants, which enable the brain to tolerate higher levels of stress, and enhance cognitive functions and memory. Add them to your kids’ diet as […]

Fast Track to Health

Posted by The Fresh Diet July 29, 2014 No Comments »
Fast Track to Health

If you’re looking to improve your weight loss efforts and find an exercise regime that maximizes the results of your diet, running is an excellent choice! Here are some reasons why we recommend it: 1. It’s easy! Even though you might not be in your best shape at first, take it slow and find your own pace, you will see that by training regularly you will gradually speed things up. Running does not require learning a new set of skills, nor does it require a certain level of expertise. Take in the scenery as you run through your city, beach, […]

Diabetes Free Zone

Posted by The Fresh Diet July 16, 2014 1 Comment »
Diabetes Free Zone

Diabetes is a metabolic disease dealing with the body’s inability to produce enough insulin and/or the inability to utilize the insulin it produces, which can impact blood glucose levels. Not only is this disease on the rise but also the World Health Organization found that 347 million people suffer from it. The Fresh Diet offers healthy menu options that allow Diabetics the flexibility to enjoy delicious foods while staying away from any harmful ingredients. With access to certified nutritionist that can help personalize your menu, many of our clients have been able to reduce their medications and keep diabetes under […]

Put Your Best Face Forward: Natural Beauty Masks

Posted by The Fresh Diet July 3, 2014 No Comments »
Put Your Best Face Forward: Natural Beauty Masks

This summer compliment your bikini body, with flawless skin without being exposed to dangerous chemicals. To make your face glow and reduce acne outburst, the strawberry mask is the best. Because strawberries contain Salicylic Acid, helping remove dead skin cells. Strawberry Mask: 2 tbsp. honey, juice from 1 lemon, ¼ cup yogurt and ¼ mashed strawberries: 1. Pour the lemon juice into the mashed strawberries 2. Mix the honey with the lemon and strawberries 3. Pour the yogurt and stir 4. When smooth, apply Another mask that will help you improve the health of your skin is the honey facemask. […]

Young and Fresh

Posted by The Fresh Diet June 27, 2014 No Comments »
Young and Fresh

Through the ages humans have searched far and wide for ways to beat time and avoid aging, sometimes even falling into unhealthy traps and gimmicks that promise eternal youth. But actually you need to look no further than your pantry to find the fountain of youth. Extensive research has found that many foods contain anti-aging qualities, and they will help you keep a fresh and healthy look if consumed on a regular basis. Foods that contain high levels of Vitamins C, B and E as well as gelatin contain high levels of the protein collagen, which will aid skin elasticity, […]

A Fresh Color

Posted by The Fresh Diet June 19, 2014 No Comments »
A Fresh Color

Summer is finally here, and it’s the perfect time to take a trip to the beach, go hiking, or simply take a stroll on the park. And if what you want is to soak up the sun as much as you can, here are some foods that will help you get a glowing look, in a delicious and healthy way. Many people use self- tanners, and tanning pills, which contain a sugar-based compound called dihydroxyacetone (DHA), which can cause allergies, redness and itching when applied on the skin, and if consumed orally can lead to liver damage and hives. Instead, […]

Got Beer? Surprising Health Benefits of Beer

Posted by The Fresh Diet June 11, 2014 No Comments »
Got Beer? Surprising Health Benefits of Beer

This Father’s Day, when Dad sits back to relax with his favorite beer, the first thing that comes to mind will probably not be its nutritional value. But beer has its benefits! Beer has been known to contain high levels of iron, calcium, phosphates, and silicone. This last one is quite important since it has been associated with an increase in bone mineral density, which means healthier, stronger bones. In 2011, medical research also found that a small to moderate consumption of beer (specially black beers and pilsners) reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease by more than 50%. Adding to […]