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KETO DIET PROS

What’s the deal with the bad buzz on the keto diet? Here’s what people who use it say plus the pros of going on it.

THE STORY:There have been a lot of articles lately trying to give the keto diet a bad rep and push other diets like Weight Watchers, but the fact is that the keto diet has plenty of pros to it.

WHAT IS THE KETO DIET ANYWAY? The ketogenic diet is a strategy that consists of eating 75% fat, 20% protein, and 5% carbs (though there is room for personal modification). By eating this way, you put your body into ketosis, a metabolic state that simulates fasting conditions to switch up your energy supply.

Say Hello to the Top Fitness & Wellness Trends of 2020!

A new year means a clean slate and resolutions. Likely, some of your new year resolutions are related to diet, fitness, or health & wellness. We took a look around to find what the top fitness & wellness trends of the new year will be so you can get a jumpstart on your resolutions. Take a look below to find out what will be hot in 2020.

7 Foods That Will Help Prevent Cold & Flu

7 Top Foods To Help You Fight Cold And Flu.

Every year, adults suffer approximately 2-3 colds per year and approximately 5%-20% of Americans come down with the flu, usually between October to March. That means lost work days, doctor’s visits, and oh, yeah, feeling absolutely miserable till it’s over. No one has the time or energy for all that, so we’ve created a list of 7 of the best foods to help fight colds & flu. Read on, then stock up this winter to be your healthiest self!

How Healthy Are Frozen Meals?

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.

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