The demand to label GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) is picking up steam in the United States, both on the state and national front.
As moms, we all have those (dirty) little secrets that we only share with our closest mom friends, or after we have had one too many glasses of wine.
The intense 7 day cleanse that I'm doing is not for everyone. So here's a simple way to kick start your healthy eating plan and shock your body. There is only one simple rule - the food must be GREEN. (No green M&M's though!)
I did this last year and the ModernMom community joined me and it was great supporting each other. So, join me if you dare!
Here's a list of green foods:
Weeks ago, I overheard that if you find yourself waking up tired, it might be because you are not getting enough protein in your diet. I think it was on The Dr. Oz Show, but don’t quote me on that.
Could gluten be getting you down?
Moms have a big health challenge these days. Between the latest sugared beverages and the tempting bubbly sodas, it’s hard to convince your kids (and yourself!) to drink water. But the benefits of staying hydrated with pure, clean water are endless. Here’s why you should make an effort to commit to a healthy lifestyle and drink water. If you lead by example, your family might just follow suit. We’ve also included some great tips to make drinking water throughout the day easy!
We may all set out to buy only organic food, but sometimes it just isn't feasible (too expensive, unavailable at your local store, etc). Well, good news. Certain fruits and veggies were dubbed the “Clean 15” by the Environmental Working Group--15 foods you can stop adding to your organic grocery list if you need to.
Power foods. You hear about them often: "Bulk up on your power foods!" or "A diet rich in power foods is super healthy for your!" But what exactly are power foods?
Recent studies have shown that the diet soda you drink hoping to lose weight may in fact be doing the opposite. Though diet sodas have little or no calories, they can still increase your waist size up to five times because of the artificial sweeteners contained in the drinks. A study done at the Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio tracked over 450 people ages 65 to 74 for around a decade measuring their height, weight, and waist circumference. The results have shown that drinking one diet soda every day could increase your waist size up to 70% over three years.
I drink soda like it's going out of style. And I'm not afraid to admit it. I don't like coffee, but I need a morning pick-me-up. Then, 2:00 rolls around, and I need an afternoon pick-me-up. I have to get through the day somehow, right?