All About Probiotics

Ever since having a young child who crawls around the floor and licks/touches/eats everything regardless of how dirty it is, I’ve noticed that I have become sick with A LOT more frequency.  It seems like all that good immunity I have built up over the years has gone right out the window!  In an attempt to reverse the effects of this change in my healthy lifestyle, I decided to start taking a probiotic and it has made a huge difference.

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Nutrition News: Understanding Portion Sizes

One thing that has always confused me and sometimes even misled me about eating healthy is portion sizes.  Sure, I know that fruit and vegetables are good for me but how much is the right amount?  Similarly, I know to choose whole wheat grains like pasta and lean meats, but again, what is the right amount?  Too much of any one type of food, no matter how healthy, is not good.  This is where portion sizes come into play.

Sure you can buy a kitchen scale and weigh all your food, but these days people struggle enough to find the time to prepare healthy meals, let alone weigh their food!  But there is a much easier way to estimate portion sizes without driving yourself crazy and it is in your hand.

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