Plant-Based Protein: A Healthy Trend

(DGIwire) – Consumers are trying to add more plants into their diets. According to market research firm 1010data, plant-based protein powder made up 78 percent of all online “plant-based” sales in the 52 weeks ending July 2017. Additionally, reports Nutra Ingredients USA, searches for “plant-based” in online retail platforms tripled from March 2016 to July […]

The Secret Weapon to Making New Year’s Resolutions: Pre-Workout

(DGIwire) — ’Tis the season for making New Year’s resolutions. It is a no-brainer what the top resolution is year after year: lose weight. But with this resolution reoccurring yearly, it shows that people are not sticking to their plans. According to McKenzie Flinchum, a registered dietician and owner of Flexible Dietetics, people need to […]

Plants and Your Health

(DGIwire) — Today the healthiest dietary guidelines are built around a wide variety of nutrient-dense whole food choices.  A predominately plant-based diet that focuses on fresh leafy greens, non-starchy vegetables and fruits is now commonly recommended. When you include an appropriate amount of animal based proteins, including some red meat, the combination provides a myriad array […]

Are Oils and Fats Really Healthy?

(DGIwire)  Oils and fats are a common health topic today.  Many people are consuming tablespoons of olive, macadamia, walnut, avocado, flax seed and coconut oils or perhaps fish and krill oils on a daily basis in an effort to improve their health.  There is an ongoing debate about which ones are the most beneficial.  Our […]

The # 1 Factor for TurboCharged Health

(DGIwire) — The most important consideration for optimal health is diet.  What you eat and drink will determine your level of health and body composition more than anything else you do.  Your activity level is important too but does not even come close to diet.  In fact, being optimally active and exercising will never overcome […]

What Your Diet is Probably Missing

(DGIwire) — Most health gurus will say that you need variety in your diet and the greater the variety the better.  However, from a nutrition standpoint, all foods are not created equal and you need to focus on the most nutrient-dense choices possible. This means that processed man-made junk food is totally out. “It has been […]

May Is National Bike Month—Time to Cycle Toward Health

(DGIwire) — Bikeway networks are emerging along urban, low-traffic streets as residents employ increasing pedal power in cities like Cambridge, MA; New York City; Portland, OR; and San Francisco. Tourism and transportation trend watchers note that the amount of on-street bicycle parking provides a ready gauge to how rider-friendly a city is. Still, according to […]

Dying for a Healthy Self-Image

(DGIwire) — Not too long ago, The Success Foundation in partnership with the University of the West of England uncovered some disturbing news:  A survey found that 30 percent of the women surveyed would trade at least one year of their life in order to achieve their ideal body: 16 percent would trade one year; 10 […]

Can Man Live on Coffee Alone?

(DGIwire) — A study done in 2005 by researchers at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania concluded that the top source of antioxidants in the average American diet comes from coffee.  In fact, there was really no runner-up as nothing else even comes close.  Black tea came in second place but it was beaten by […]

The Gap Between Diet Intention and Results

  (DGIwire) — Once again, surveys show that losing weight is one of the top New Year resolutions.  These same surveys also show that over 60% of those who made the resolution last year failed but will still make the same resolution this year. An AARP survey of 1006 adults found that over 50% are […]