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Are You Drinking Enough Water

Are You Drinking Enough Water

Ever wonder if you're drinking enough H20? Hydration is critical to ensure our body is functioning how it should and also plays a role in our energy levels and fatigue. Not being adequately hydrated can impact our body in numerous ways. Learn about the benefits of hydration, exactly how much you should be consuming and the top hydrating Zone favorable foods.
8 Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

8 Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

There’s nothing better on a fresh salad than a flavorful dressing. Homemade dressings enhance any dish you add them to and can be made in minimal time. The best part is that by controlling the ingredients you use, they are much healthier too. Store bought dressings tend to be high in sugar, artificial colors and flavors, and preservatives. Since these are also produced in bulk, the use of cheaper oils makes them higher in saturated fats and omega-6 fatty acids known to be inflammatory. Elevate the health benefits of your dressings with these 8 simple recipe ideas.
Dr. Sears Blog - Insulin Resistance and Weight Loss

Dr. Sears Blog - Insulin Resistance and Weight Loss

Carbohydrates are often blamed for our weight gain but it's more complex than that. Since carbohydrates cause a short-term increase in insulin levels, this has led to the carbohydrate-insulin theory of obesity, or the idea that the solution to our growing obesity crisis is to cut out carbohydrates. Learn what leads to insulin resistance, how to determine if you have it and how the Zone Diet can help.
How Sleep Affects Our Health

How Sleep Affects Our Health

If you were asked to list some of the consequences of sleep deprivation, you may think decreased productivity, irritability, nodding off while driving, even on the job errors, but what about chronic disease? Many of us are familiar with how lack of sleep can influence our daily routines, but when it comes to our overall health, that’s a different story.