April 2018

The Role of Carbohydrates in a Healthy Diet

Your body needs carbohydrates. They are broken down into glucose for use in your body’s cells, primarily as fuel. And this fuel is why marathon runners load up on carbohydrates before the big race.

Obviously, binging on carbs isn’t recommended for normal day-to-day consumption. And despite the low-carb diet craze, authorities like the Mayo Clinic encourage 225 to 325 grams of carbohydrates per day.

3 Big Things to Look out for at Your Local Farmer’s Market

Supporting local farmers and sustainable agriculture while saving money, eating healthier, and making new friends? What other reasons do you need for shopping your local farmer’s market?

It’s no wonder farmers’ markets have exploded in popularity. However, with the popularity comes the increased likelihood of problems. While the vast majority of farmers’ markets are completely honest and reliable operations, there’s always the chance that a vendor or two may try to take advantage of consumers.