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How Healthy Are Frozen Meals?

You’ve probably wondered at some point just how healthy frozen meals are. Isn’t fresh food much better to eat? Not necessarily! Frozen doesn’t automatically equate with unhealthy and bad for you. Here are a few things you should know about frozen foods.

6 Food Trends That Are Good For Your Heart

Heart healthy eating starts here at Top Chef Meals.

You probably practice heart healthy eating — like eating less red meat, watching sodium, or cutting back on sugar. There are more ways you can eat well though that will benefit not just your heart but your entire body. If you’re looking for new foods to add to your heart-healthy menu, consider these 2019 trends.

5 Foods That Are Aging You

5 foods that are aging you.

If you want to look and feel your best, it has to start from within. By drinking plenty of water, eating lots of fresh produce, getting enough sleep, and exercising on a regular basis, you can stay healthy and gain a glowing complexion at the same time. Wondering which foods are worth avoiding on your quest to looking and feeling younger?

Coffee - It’s Good for You!

The benefits of drinking coffee

Perhaps you already love coffee (it’s a magical, life-giving thing, we agree!) but you keep hearing conflicting information on whether it’s good for you or not. Does the caffeine harm you or is it heart-healthy? Can you drink TOO much coffee? It seems like whether coffee is friend or enemy depends on the day of the week. BUT coffee actually has several health benefits, some if not all of which are backed by science. Here’s what coffee can do for you.

Reasons You’re Gaining Weight & How to Combat Them

How to fight gaining weight.

Did you know? Approximately 93.3 million of US adults suffer from obesity. Not only that but the estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the United States was $147 billion in 2008; the medical cost for people who have obesity was $1,429 higher than those of normal weight. And that’s not even mentioning the physical cost. Being overweight or obese can cause issues from your wealth to your health, but what’s making you gain weight in the first place? Is there anything you can do to combat it?

Top 3 Reasons for High Blood Pressure

Top 3 reasons for high blood pressure.

Approximately 1 in 3 adults suffers from high blood pressure (or hypertension). Termed the “silent killer” due to the lack of symptoms it presents, high blood pressure can lead to a host of complications and long-term diseases (such as heart disease). High blood pressure is also the 2nd leading cause of chronic kidney disease. What exactly is high blood pressure though? What are common causes for it? And can you prevent it?

These 7 Foods Will Help Build Muscle!

Trying to Build Muscle & Lose Fat?

There are plenty of reasons to eat better & work out - improving your health, losing weight, and gaining muscle to name a few. Most people have multiple reasons and luckily these tend to go together quite well. But losing weight AND gaining muscle can be a bit more complicated.

You’re already familiar with the various ways of losing weight - specifically creating a calorie deficit - but if you want to gain muscle as well, that can’t be all you do. In fact, gaining lean muscle requires energy and specific nutrients which means you should focus not only on how many calories you’re consuming but also which nutrient-rich foods you eat (as well as exercising regularly!). Without all of these things, you’ll reach a plateau and be unable to go further.

Eradicating the Epidemic of Childhood Obesity

How to fight childhood obesity

Childhood obesity has been called an epidemic and for good reason. In the past three decades, in the United States alone, childhood obesity rates have tripled. Nearly 1 in 5 school age children and young people (6 to 19 years) in the United States is now obese or overweight. That’s a huge increase! And it’s a huge risk to our children’s health and well-being.

Make Breakfast #1

Why breakfast is the most important meal of the day

Spring is in the air so you might be starting to get health-conscious in anticipation of summer and bathing suit season. One step in that process you should without a doubt consider is always, always eating breakfast. You’ve heard it said a million times but breakfast really is the most important meal of the day and there’s plenty of reason why.

Top Mind/Body Trends of 2019

Top Mind/Body Trends of 2019

These days we realize that being healthy is a mind + body experience, not an endeavor solely focused on food and exercise. While eating healthy and taking care of ourselves physically is essential, we also need to manage stress, sleep well, use tech responsibly in our lives, be mindful of what’s in products we use on our bodies (such as makeup, etc)., and so on. It can all seem a bit overwhelming at times, so we’re here to help you out with a look at some of the top mind & body trends of 2019.

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