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.
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.
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.
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.
Did you know that some of your favorite summer fruits and vegetables can help keep you hydrated? It’s true! Faves like fresh juicy peaches, cucumbers, watermelon and tomatoes are made mostly of water. In addition to tasty fresh flavors and a whole bunch of nutrients, these summertime picks help combat the dehydrating effects of hot weather.
Welcome to Health Hacks! I’m Jessie Groth, a Registered Dietitian with ISS Guckenheimer. Warmer weather and longer days urge us outside this time of year, and that often translates to being more active. Whether your activity of choice is tennis, CrossFit, or training for your first 10K, what you eat and drink before, during, and after a workout matter. That’s why this episode, we are health hacking exercise nutrition – how to fuel your workout.
Whether you’re running to lose weight, going to fitness classes to have a healthier heart or somewhere in between, pinning down a nutrition strategy can take some planning. Here are some pre-workout fueling mistakes to avoid.