Healthy Travels

Eating right and staying healthy during the vacation season is always a challenge. Here are some helpful tips.

Summer Travel Tips

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Fiber is Not Just For Cable and Internet

Many of the latest fad diets involve high-protein, low-carbs. They are all the rage. The primary issue with carbohydrate reduction is the inherent lack of fiber. And Americans already consume far less than the recommended guidelines for fiber. Fiber is essential for a healthy diet. Here is a thorough discussion of how and why we should increase fiber intake.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321993.php

Avoiding Gym Bro Science and Low-Carb Diets

Many who seek fat loss too often rely on exercise and nutrition advice from their body-building brother-in-law. But body builders, especially competitive body builders, design their routines to bulk up. Which is not the goal of most people. And common mantra of weight lifters is “high-protein/low-carb” dieting. But the body needs carbohydrates for energy. Check out this article from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

http://blog.nasm.org/nutrition/myths-weight-management-high-protein-low-carb/

Food Labels: Read Them Carefully

Ideally, we should avoid packaged foods. Realistically, that is not practical. Therefore, make it a habit to read fully the nutritional labels on packaged foods. And it is extremely important to know what all those terms mean. Follow this link for a primer.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/top-11-biggest-lies-of-the-food-industry