The gluten-free craze has swept the nation due to enticing health claims. Many of these claims, however, are not evidence-based. While gluten-free foods are crucial for some individuals, the general population can safely consume products with gluten.
Dairy is one of the five major food groups that make up a healthy eating pattern. However, only 14 out of every 100 Americans consume the recommended amount of dairy each day! The dairy aisle is continually filled with new products, bringing many questions to the table.
Animal protein or plant protein – which is better for you? With increased interest in types of protein and new fad diets emerging each day, some consumers find it hard to understand how to make wise choices from the protein food group.
Cleanse diets, also called detox diets, are marketed as a way to help your body get rid of toxins. These diets can appeal to people because they promise weight loss, they are short term, and they don't require lifestyle changes.
Making small changes over time is the best way to create lasting healthy habits, no matter your health goal. But before you can make a change, you have to measure where you are starting to see how you can improve.
Are you busy? For most us, the answer is always "Yes".
John Lennon once said "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." Making plans and being busy isn't always a bad thing, but are we in fact so busy that we might be missing out on the important things in our lives like staying connected with family and friends; being productive at work; making our health a priority; or achieving our personal goals.
Our work environment has significant impact on the many food choices we make throughout the day. When ordering food for catered events at work, there is an opportunity to provide delicious options that also supports healthy eating. Sometimes ordering can be challenging. That's why Health Plus created the Healthy Catering Guide.