Natracure Blog — Breakfast

How to Become a Morning Person: 7 Easy Steps

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Mornings are not for everyone. Even scientists have given us consolation by discovering that there are genetic differences between larks and owls (granted, the study was done on fruit flies, but we’ll take it). Knowing that our own bodies may be wired to prefer a certain time of day is certainly a relief—less pressure to be that chirpy, already-ran-7-miles-by-dawn superstar—but the fact of the matter is, many of us still have to wake up and function during those first daylight hours. So what can we do? To find out, we tapped a variety of experts—from sleep experts to nutritionists to...

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6 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

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Let’s face it, Thanksgiving is a time for feasting. As much as we are happy to give thanks, what most of us are looking forward to is the meal itself. This isn’t a bad thing. But wouldn’t it be nice if we found ways to stay healthier on the annual day of overeating? Here’s a small list of ways you can feel a bit better as you push yourself away from the table this year.   1. Get Out and Play Having the family over for Thanksgiving is the perfect time to get out and be active together! Would you...

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8 Things Nutritionists Want You to Stop...Right Away!

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Nutritionists have had enough. They’re up in arms over the misinformation people are being fed and the healthy choices people are failing to make! These health experts are looking out for us and our wellbeing. It’s certainly in our best interest to take their advice and it’s high-time we start doing so! I’ve compiled a list of 8 things nutritionists want us to stop doing in order to achieve better health and longevity.   1. STOP CUTTING CALORIES – Jennifer Pullman, MA, RDN, LDN Jennifer Pullman has a problem with many of her clients cutting out calories. The idea that taking...

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What's Worse? Missing Breakfast or Eating a Doughnut

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We are constantly reminded that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Health experts and doctors alike will tell you that a hearty and nutritious breakfast is key to a healthy lifestyle. But let’s be honest. We’re all busy. And we’ve all been through the following scenario: The alarm doesn’t go off. You have to sprint out the door. There’s no time for breakfast at home, but as soon as you get to the office there’s a glorious spread of donuts and pastries with a tantalizing aroma. You choose to skip-out on the temptation, stick to your healthy diet...

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5 Reasons You're Tired and What to Do About It

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As the day goes on many of us feel fatigue setting in. Our eyelids become heavier and heavier as we stare into our computer or smartphone screens. Why do we feel like this? And what can we do about it? The answer includes more than just getting more sleep. There are many factors to reactivating a more alert, energized you.  Here’s a list of 5 ways to stop yawning and feel more perky today!   1.  Drink More Water Water does much more than just quench your thirst. Even slight dehydration (as little as 2%) can cause fatigue. The problem is...

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