Food+Thought: Biohacking

Posted by Edith Clogg on 2019-11-18 19:18:01

Have you heard about Biohacking?

Biohacking, also known as DIY biology, typically means testing out various lifestyle choices to advance your health and wellbeing. Often consisting of incremental behavior changes, biohacking can involve everything from shifts in your diet to implanting devices in one’s body.

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Health Hacks - Healthy for the Holidays

Posted by Jen Bruning on 2019-11-04 18:56:58

 

Welcome to the winter months with cold weather and lots of holidays to celebrate!

If you find this time of year to be a little stressful, you’re not alone. A 2003 study found that many people find the winter months stressful as they try to find time to travel, shop for gifts and host parties.

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Food+Thought: Top 5 Quality Carbs

Posted by Edith Clogg on 2019-10-21 20:00:37

Are you looking to light a fire of energy every morning? To cruise into the office on full power, ready to start the day? If this dreamscape scenario has been on your wish list for too long, it could be that you aren't fueling your body properly in the morning. Our bodies’ preferred source of energy comes from glucose, which is supplied by carbs in the diet. But before you try to rationalize that sugar-bomb 20-ounce, frappa-something in your hand, remember the cardinal rule when it comes to fuel: Quality Matters.

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Health Hacks - Ancient Grains

Posted by Jen Bruning on 2019-10-07 15:24:42

 

In ancient times grains provided reliable nutrients and vital energy to humans.  The advent of agriculture led to a more stable food environment, allowing humanity to flourish.

Cut to today, when humanity produces abundant food, available 24/7 to many of us.  Grains are everywhere.  And while some foods made from grains aren’t the healthiest choice, many whole grains are packed with texture, flavor, nutrients and health benefits.

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Health Hacks Back to School Fuel

Posted by Edith Clogg on 2019-09-03 18:44:19

September brings the start of the school year for many families. If you are a parent or caregiver, you’ve likely tackled the back-to-school list: new back pack, school supplies, a lunch box…but how about what goes in that lunch box? Healthy eating is essential for children’s growth and development, but did you know it is also tied to their higher academic success, well-being, and self-esteem? I’m Jessie Groth, a Registered Dietitian with ISS Guckenheimer, and today on Health Hacks, we’re hacking Back-to-School Fuel.

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What Are Plant-Based Protein Foods?

Posted by Bill Billenstein on 2019-08-26 19:48:42

 

People are paying more attention to what they eat and making smarter food choices for themselves and their families. For some, that means reducing or eliminating animal protein from their diet.

It’s a conundrum that leaves corporate dining services that focus on providing healthy alternatives to companies with the need to shift their thinking. Learning to rethink their use of animal protein in favor of plant-based protein is the key. What are plant-based proteins?

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Food+Thought: Eat Your Water

Posted by Edith Clogg on 2019-08-19 15:40:00

 

It’s hot outside. And this means we all need to stay hydrated. Dehydration isn’t just uncomfortable, it can be dangerous, too. We’ve been hearing all summer that we need to drink more water when it’s hot out. That’s true, but it’s also a little bit boring. So, let’s think of other, tastier ways to stay hydrated!

 

Here are our top 5 fruits and vegetables that will help you beat the heat in August.

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Health Hacks - Eating and Brain Performance

Posted by Edith Clogg on 2019-08-05 16:56:50

 

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The Benefits of Incorporating Fitness into Your Employee Nutrition Plan

Posted by Aleya Harris on 2019-07-29 18:51:57

 

As healthcare costs rise, more and more companies are realizing that helping their employees stay healthy is good business, plain and simple. 

In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, over 75% of a company’s health care costs and loss of productivity are connected to employees’ lifestyles. It’s not just obvious health care risks like smoking either. A major culprit in the ongoing healthcare challenges is inactivity for long periods of time – as you may have heard, sitting is the new smoking. 

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Health Hacks #7 Hydration

Posted by Nutrition Strategy on 2019-07-08 16:46:59

 

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