Macronutrients vs Micronutrients: What’s the Difference?

Today I want to discuss the difference between macro- and micronutrients. I know that it's easy to get the two confused, so I'm hoping a quick post will help clear it up for anyone who is interested! Both macronutrients and micronutrients are essential for human health, but what are their individual roles within the body? …

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How to Make a Matcha Latte

As I mentioned in a previous post, I am a bit obsessed with matcha tea, and I have been for about 4 years now. It's such a great option for me personally, because I tend to get very jittery and anxious when I drink coffee. The chemical components of matcha facilitate a much slower release …

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5 Ways to Prevent Overeating When You’re Working From Home

With most of the population working from home at the moment, we're all getting used to our "new normal" for the time being. And part of the new normal is eating all of our meals at home. I know many people, myself included, have concerns about this, since our routines are completely changing. Having access …

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Why I Don’t Want an Apple Watch

Over the past year or so, Apple Watches have completely blown up. Everyone and their mother seems to have one. Because of their growing popularity, I thought about whether or not it was something that I might want to invest in for myself. It didn't take me long to come to the conclusion that it …

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9 Foods That Will Help Improve Your Eye Health

Everyone wants to have healthy eyes. And being the generation with screens constantly in front of us, it is extremely important for us to consider ways to improve our eye health. Studies show that excessive screen time leads to eye strain, which results in eye dryness, irritation, fatigue, and blurred vision. So since we're basically set up …

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How My Trip to Italy Gave Me a New Perspective on Food

My sophomore year of college, over winter break, I had the privilege of going to Southern Italy for 2 weeks on a school-organized trip. The trip was planned by the Nutrition Department at SLU. Because of this, the entire itinerary we had planned for us involved all things food-related. We were to be immersed in …

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What’s This Dukan Diet That Everyone Seems to Love?

Anyone who knows me knows that I love anything French. The language, the food, the beautiful landscapes of the French countryside. So when I heard about the Dukan Diet, created by a French doctor and supposedly mimicking the diet of the French locals, I just had to take a look. Not to mention Kate Middleton follows this …

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Should You Do Strength Training When Trying to Lose Weight?

Bikini season is upon us again. Which means that everyone and their mother is likely trying to lose weight. There are tons of misconceptions out there about healthy weight loss, but in this post I am only going to address one: should you do strength training when trying to lose weight? Common Misconceptions I've always been …

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Why No Calorie Counting May Be the Best Calorie Counting

We've all been there at one point or another. An insecure teenager willing to do just about anything for the approval of others. In my case, I was a young sophomore in high school when I discovered the magical idea of calorie counting. Upon first hearing about it, and hearing the success stories of people who …

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Margarine vs. Butter: What’s the Difference?

Ever since the 1860's, when margarine was invented, people have been wondering which of these mysterious spreads is better for our health. Butter or margarine? Even now, with the many health advancements we've made, this is still a common debate. Through this article, I'm hoping to get all the facts out there and help people …

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