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Let’s Talk About Macronutrients

When someone refers to macronutrients, they are referring to the three components: proteins carbohydrates fats/oils Proteins (4 calories per gram) Proteins are made of amino acids, small units necessary for growth and tissue repair. Animal foods such as meat, fish, poultry, milk and eggs are rich in protein. Good plant sources of protein are beans, …

Is My Poop Normal?

  Poop: we all do it, but not many people like to talk about it (I think that’s normal). But it’s a very important thing to know about, because it can give some insight into your health and digestive function. The above graphic is called the Bristol Stool Chart and is the “gold standard” when …

Fermented Foods vs. Probiotic Supplements

It can be very confusing (and frankly overwhelming) when faced with the plethora of options out there regarding “building a healthy gut.” How do you decide what products are right for you? Here are a few things to consider. Pros of fermented foods such as kombucha, yogurt, kefir, etc. provide external digestion of your food …

Eating the Rainbow: Green

When we look at plants, the color green seems to be present in almost all of them. The presence of green tells us something about the plant – it contains chlorophyll. What’s chlorophyll? Chlorophyll is a green pigment in plants with a very similar structure to hemoglobin. The only difference is the central molecule; in …

Reading Nutritional Labels

Reading labels can be confusing! Sometimes it’s difficult to understand what the label is telling us and what is important to look at. You don’t have to look at every little thing on a label, but there are a few things that are critical to take note of. 1. Look at the serving size and …