Big Breakfasts, Big Benefits

Breakfast egg wrapNew studies confirm that to eat healthy, breakfast really can be the most important meal of the day. Researchers from a 2017 cohort study of more than 50,000 healthy adults found evidence that a lower body mass index (BMI) is associated with not only eating breakfast, but making it the biggest meal of the day.

Other research claims include that breakfast eaters versus breakfast skippers may lose weight easier, and that when your breakfast is nutritious, and followed by a relatively smaller lunch and dinner, you may ward off extra body fat in the long term. EAT HEALTHY in The XSport Life – Recipe here

4 Foods for Fast and Fresh Spring Dinners

Display of Salmon, Olive Oil, and healthy food ingredientsTo maintain a clean diet that supports your wellness and weight goals, keeping key pantry and freezer items handy helps you turn fresh foods into healthy dinners, fast.

The goal is to make grocery choices that make it simple to eat smart, with a few ingredients that can serve as “go-to” basics for wholesome meals without much fuss. Spring cleaning? Don’t ignore your pantry! To stock up on clean food that tastes great, start with these four items. EAT HEALTHY in The XSport Life – How tos here

What Does Healthy Eating Look Like?

Couple preparing healthy foodWith so many eating plans out there, it can be confusing to compare them all—protein, fat, carbs, portions, calories, organic…ever wonder what it really looks like to eat healthy? When you consider the healthy diets that doctors, nutritionists or trainers often recommend, they do tend to have a few things in common.

Healthy Eating is Balanced

Although different ratios of food items may end up being a mainstay of various eating plans, a healthy diet is balanced overall. This means it includes sources of the macronutrients protein and fat, plus carbohydrate as fuel to for your body systems to function. EAT HEALTHY in The XSport Life – How tos here

A Simple Approach to Heart Healthy Eating

healthy food displayFebruary is American Heart Month, the perfect time to make changes that minimize the risks associated with cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death and disability among U.S. adults.

Overall, it is the collective pattern of your lifestyle and dietary choices that will make the largest impact on your long-term health status—and a simple first step is to eat healthy for your heart.
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New Year, Eat Healthy: Meals & Shopping List

woman eating healthy meals2018 is upon us and most of us are thinking about what we’d like to improve in the New Year—if “eat healthy” is one of your resolutions, use our list of ideas for meals and shopping!

  1. Purge your pantry. You can tackle many of your healthy eating goals by paying close attention to the food you have on hand. A deep pantry purge helps you clean up your diet and start the year right! Read our streamlined instructions for getting rid of the unhealthy culprits, restocking with ingredients that are not only good for you, but have flavors you enjoy EAT HEALTHY in The XSport Life – How tos here

Healthy Fats: Good Food for a Good Mood

family eatingWe’ve all heard that you are what you eat – while it’s not exactly a foolproof rule, there is plenty of science to back up the idea that when you eat well, you’re more likely to feel well.

Choose whole foods from natural sources, and that includes healthy fats. Research has shown not only are heathy fats good for your body, they are also good for your mind and mood.

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