Sucralose: What is it and why should you avoid it?

In the search for low-calorie alternatives to sugar, the synthetic chemical sucralose has quickly surpassed aspartame (Equal) and saccharin (Sweet-n-Low) to become the #1 selling sweetener in the United States. Brands are now adding sucralose to just about everything from chewing gum to protein powders, Read more [...]

Nuts About Nuts: Why Nut Eaters Live Longer Lives

A new study associates peanuts and tree nuts with life extension. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine in November, found that rates of mortality decreased with each additional serving of nuts consumed on a daily and weekly basis, with one serving of nuts equaling 1oz. When Read more [...]

Are Greens Plus Products Gluten-Free?

The Greens Plus team has received a lot of questions about which Greens Plus products are Gluten-Free. Since this is such an important subject, we wanted to answer a few frequently asked questions. If we've missed any of your questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our customer service team Read more [...]

How Your Height and Waist Can Influence Your Health

Waist-to-height ratio 'more accurate than Body Mass Index' to predict life expectancy, by Travis Illian, Ph.D. Keep a close eye on your waist-to-height ratio! According to experts, you should try to keep your waist less than half the length of your height. If you don’t, expect to dramatically shorten Read more [...]

7 Minutes to Stay Fit and Healthy

New exercise science proves you don't need to spend hours in the gym to get in shape,  by Travis Illian, Ph.D. Exercise can be a science and an art. But sometimes we just want someone to tell us what to do and how to do it. A recent article in the New York Times highlighted the fitness benefits of Read more [...]

Why We Need Sunshine in our Daily Lives

This time of year, we are bombarded with news warning us of all the negatives effects of sun exposure – premature aging, wrinkles, sunburns, and obviously the worst - skin cancer. (We’ll address all the possible negatives in another blog and how you can protect yourself from them.) But very Read more [...]

Is Fasting a Healthy & Safe Way to Lose Weight?

Contrary to the modern era of instant gratification in which we live, the discipline of fasting is biologically programmed into our cellular DNA. Just like animals in the wild, humans evolved at a time when food was scarce, experiencing periods of both feast and famine. For this reason, our bodies Read more [...]

A Form of Exercise to Fight Hunger

New studies from Japan suggest that vertical exercise movements, like jumping rope, fight feelings of hunger better than other forms of exercise. Researchers studied 15 healthy men with an average age of 24. Their goal was to compare hunger levels while jumping rope, cycling and resting. Their new Read more [...]

A Superfood to Increase Weight Loss and Keep You Healthy

Book Review: The Aztec Diet by Dr. Bob Arnot  The Aztecs were a race of war-like people that ruled Central Mexico from the 14th through 16th centuries. These warriors domesticated some of the world's most nutritious foods. Many of these foods are still consumed today such as maize (wild corn), Read more [...]

Avocado Eaters Live Healthier Lives

Did you know Avocados can improve the quality of your life? A study published in the January 2013 issue of Nutrition Journal reviewed data, ranging from 2001 to 2008, from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), an on-going Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) project that Read more [...]